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About Dr. Richard Atkins

Dr. Richard Atkins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Bloomfield, MI. His specialties include Psychiatry, Pain Management, Child Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Atkins is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Atkins has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Atkins is Excellent. Dr. Richard Atkins has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Atkins is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

2300 Haggerty Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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Specialties

Dr. Richard Atkins has the following 4 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Pain Management

    A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
    These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
    Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.

  • Child Psychiatry

    A pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional conditions in young children and adolescents.
    These specialists study psychopathological disorders and their causes in order to prevent and identify them in their patients. These disorders may be caused by biological, psychosocial, genetic, demographic, or environmental factors, a patient's history, or any combination of these factors.
    Pediatric/adolescent psychiatrists treat patients through a variety of interventions including medical treatment, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem solving techniques, family therapy, parent training, psychodynamic therapy, and consultation with the patient's primary care physician or school professionals.

  • Clinical Pharmacology

    A clinical pharmacologist is a physician (can also be a pharmacist or scientist) who works to develop new drugs and to understand their applications in the real world. These doctors conduct experimental studies of new drugs on patients to learn what a drug does to the body, what happens to the drug while in the body, what dosage and frequency the drug is most effective at, any adverse side effects, and any interactions.
    Through their study of drugs, these doctors work to make sure that medications are used to their maximum benefit with as few negative side effects as possible.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard Atkins has the following 11 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism (Autistic Disorder)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

Reviews

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We miss you!!

My daughter and I were patients for years and have been unable to find anyone who even comes close to being the doctor you were. You and your staff were like extended family to us and are not replaceable. Our deepest condolences to your family for their great loss. XO

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Five Stars

So sad to loose Dr. Atkins. He diagnosed my son and gave us the first concrete direction - a name for his illness. I will forever be thankfully for what he did for us. Has anyone found an alternative doctor they are happy with? Such big shoes to fill.

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Advocate

The scores I leave are for Dr. Atkins, not pioneer counseling. Since his death almost a year ago, I know far too many patients who are left wandering trying to find a doctor who is half as down to earth as he was. We all miss him very much! He simply can not be replaced. His untimely passing has left a hole in my heart. He was the best and we were lucky to have him. He does have a Facebook page where many have left remarks for him.

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Five Stars

Dr. Atkins was a wonderful doctor. He is truly missed. This new office that uses his name is nothing like what he was. The office staff is even gone without explanation. We have moved on after 6 months of non compassion for the patients feelings.

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RIP Dr. Richard B. Atkins
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Atkins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
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Locations & Directions

2300 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield, MI

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