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About Dr. Richard Anderson
Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wallingford, CT. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and Midstate Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard Anderson has the following 2 specialties
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.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Richard Anderson has the following 7 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Richard Anderson has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Richard Anderson is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I started seeing Dr Anderson a few months ago for some depression and overall tiredness. At first I liked him and the way he described the condition. It was a short appointment and I just changed my meds to the evening. I then left multiple detailed messages about having to stop taking my medicine for 3 weeks so that I could take a sleep study. He would call me back but would not leave a msg on my personal line. (I do not have the flexibility to answer calls while I work.) As a result we were never in contact and I was forced to stop the meds without his advice. After the study I started the meds and had an appointment to discuss changing them. He decided to change them and since I didn't have a refill he just had me switch without stepping down from the current medicine. (I could have refilled it-the cost is under $10 but he didn't suggest it) Both times I stopped the meds I went into extreme lows. As I realized this wasn't normal for me I called at 1pm on a wednesday and left my work number. I was at work till 9pm and no call. No call thursday or friday. Saturday night I was struggling so I called the answering service and told them it was an emergency. He called back and told me to stop the new med... I started to ask questions about what I should be taking (I was in extreme emotional distress and very concerned about myself and wellbeing-this is not something that I have ever felt before) The problem with this doc is he didn't care. He never asked if I was ok, or if someone was with me to keep an eye on me, or if I would hurt myself. He DID tell me it was close to 9pm on sat and to call him monday between 12-5p. This is a doctor that works with mental health and I was NOT ok that night and he just changed my meds and really didn't care about my well being or health. I was so disappointed in his lack of professionalism. I hope that he retires because he clearly doesn't care about his patients. Please choose another Dr. unless all your problems fall within business hours.
Dr. Anderson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Baystate Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center
Midstate Medical Center
Franklin Medical Ctr Baystate
Midstate Medical Center, Meriden CT
36 Years Experience
University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
St Francis Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Richard Anderson accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
- Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
Locations & Directions185 Center St, Wallingford, CT
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