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Biography

Biography

Early in life, Carmel Dorsey was taught TO BE OF SERVICE. She decided there was no better way to manifest that motto than to work in the field of medicine. Her journey began as a Physician Assistant in 1998 and has yet to end.

Carmel's alma mater's mission statement embraces serving the ill and underserved. Her profession has allowed her to do just that and has brought her great satisfaction. The field of Family Medicine has allowed Carmel to form relationships with patients of all age ranges and has given her a sense of balance as a practitioner. Her approach to practicing medicine is simple:listen to your patient, treat them with respect, apply your knowledge to their complaint as best you can, and then listen to the patient again. It is a recipe for success that has worked for many years.

Carmel is married and loves spending time with her husband and two children. She is a native Californian and looks forward to finishing out her career with the Providence/Axminster family.

PA Program/ MS in PA
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English

Locations

Axminster Medical Group - Hawthorne
11539 Hawthorne Boulevard
6th Floor
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 675-5370
(310) 531-2089
Axminster Medical Group - Slauson
4314 W. Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 293-7171
(310) 531-2242

Specialties

Specialties
  • PMI - Physician Assistant (Board Certified)

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Providence Medical Associates

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.2 out of 5 (104 Ratings, 37 Comments)

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02/26/2017
In went in because I've been feeling really light headed and dizzy for about a month now and just haven't been feeling like myself and till now I haven't had a response as to why I could be feeling this way, this doctor did blood work on me and never called me and explained to me how my blood results turned out, I only got a call from the nurse saying I had a UTI. During my visit my blood pressure was low I felt light headed , the burse checked my blood pressure three times laying down , sitting down and standing up and it remained the same and my heart rate was at 103 bpm all 4 times, I would have thought the doctor would be a bit more concerned...I don't even feel like making another appointment at this office .
40

02/18/2017
My provider just rushes through our visits i don't get to ask questions nor do i get provided with any information. I get more information on the internet than i do my provider. Any follow up questions i ask via email i rarely get a response to.
100

02/12/2017
all good
80

02/12/2017
Carmel was very informative, respectful, poised and confident. I really enjoyed my visit with her. i would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
90

02/11/2017
good
90

02/07/2017
need bigger room for taking blood it's to crowded , and there's a wait. Nurse's are very nice & polite
90

01/24/2017
so far I had great experiences with this office. no complains
50

01/10/2017
Provider never responsed to any of my medical and prescriptions questions following my initial appointment despite various follow up calls and messages. Very unprofessional for her to not even acknowledge my concerns.
70

01/06/2017
my health care provider was great [...]
70

12/20/2016
This provider is almost impossible to speak with directly by phone and returns messages weeks later.
100

11/02/2016
Dr. Dorsey is one of the best physicians in my life that I have seen. She is very professional, personable and sensitive to my concerns. I feel like she always has my best interest at heart.
40

11/01/2016
I feel that this provider was knowledgeable and respectful but she didn't give me the impression that she was concerned about my care. She spent less than 5 minutes with me, never gave me the opportunity to discuss my concerns. I don't know if because my visit was late in the afternoon and maybe she was tired but the impression I got from the visit was that I was just a number and after all I was someone else's patient and she was tired and ready to go home by the time she got to me at the end of her day.
20

10/31/2016
PA Carmel Dorsey's attitude toward my concerns were horrible. Providers should act as every situation is important.
100

10/24/2016
great customer service fast response
100

10/05/2016
my doctor is very professional, personable and very informative. Dr. Dorsey is great.
100

10/04/2016
I love my healthcare provider Dorsey she's great I love the Slauson Clinic it's wonderful your staff and everything thank God for axminster
80

10/04/2016
I am happy that it is easy for me to get an appointment. [...]
90

09/27/2016
very timely in responding. love using My Chart app and getting medical info quickly.
100

09/22/2016
All staff were professional, polite and effective in responding to my needs.
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09/20/2016
short visit was not very friendly poor bedside mannors
100

09/14/2016
Everything is all good. I'm satisfied with my health care provider [...]
100

08/10/2016
i love my provider
100

07/12/2016
Dr. Dorsey is an awesome care physician
80

07/11/2016
Good Care
90

06/13/2016
Very nice folks. NP/PA Carmel Dorsey is always very pleasant and friendly. Very friendly new nurse ([...], I believe, was her name).
80

06/01/2016
I felt that the care provider did not spend enough time with me during my examination.
100

05/29/2016
She is knowledgeable, professional and considerate.
60

05/17/2016
The PA had me wait 30 mins for my appt. I feel as though she rushed through, although it was a follow up to a wellness exam from last year, I still had questions. I had to get a nurse to get her back so I could ask my questions.
100

04/27/2016
everyone in that facility was polite and professional .
80

04/24/2016
They are helpful when I need to contact them.
40

04/12/2016
She spent about 2 minutes in the office then referred me to a doctor, didn't ask me any questions.
100

04/09/2016
Dr Dorsey is very personal and professional and I have recommended her to others.
70

03/30/2016
She was delayed because of traffic, so I waited at least an half hour beyond my appt. time. When she left the room it wasn't clear that she was 'done' with me. I asked to go to her office to ask additional questions I had.
20

03/30/2016
I had a physical exam. I waited long in the room and when doctor finally came in the service felt rushed. She barely spoke to me while doing the exam and did not address my concerns. I had other concerns and didn't bother asking due to the lack of communication.
50

03/22/2016
Dr. Dorsey said my symptoms were related to back pains, I did not agree. My primary Dr […] said possible TIA or Migrains, which make more since to me because of my symptoms.
60

03/13/2016
I had a lot of difficulty getting a referral and prescription for an urgent matter.
90

01/31/2016
The receptionist was incredibly helpful and empathetic. I walked in without calling and without an appointment and she was able to fit me in to see a doctor, in this case, the PA on staff. I have never done this before, and so I was very grateful and appreciative of her help.