Dorothy Brody Doberne, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hello and welcome to my Web page. As a pediatrician here at Woodland Hills Medical Offices, my style is to listen carefully, to take the time necessary to answer all questions, and to provide the best possible medical care for each of my patients.
I am truly a Californian. I was born and raised in California, where I went through the public school system and I attended the University of California for college and medical school. I did experience living outside the golden state during my residency, but then the magnet of California drew me back. Because I have always been interested in science and people, medicine was a natural career choice for me. I have been able to successfully balance my career and family life. With my husband, I have raised three wonderful children.
About my practice
I welcome patients from birth through adolescence. I am a good listener. When I close the door to the exam room, the child or teen facing me becomes my only focus. I invite each parent and child to work with me as a team. My goal is to empower my patients (especially the teen) and their parents to be active participants in their health care. The Kaiser Permanente health care family has provided me with a stimulating work environment. Every day is a learning experience. I learn from both my colleagues and my patients.
How I thrive
I thrive with a daily dose of sunshine, a walk, or a swim. I welcome weekend hikes and picnics and visits to my local farmer's market. After a busy day in the office, I look forward to dinner at home with my husband. I keep my mind active by attending evening classes and through independent travel, reading and lively discussions with my adult children. I view every day as an adventure: starting my day seeing patients, working out in the gym, picking out the best organic produce, or setting out on an exciting vacation.