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About Dr. Richard Lewis

Dr. Richard Lewis, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Haven, CT. He has 55 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and General Practice. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Lewis is Great. Dr. Richard Lewis has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Lewis is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Richard Lewis MD

58 Trumbull St
New Haven, CT 06510
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Specialties

Dr. Richard Lewis has the following 3 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.

  • Neurology

    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.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Flu (Human Influenza)
  • Insomnia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Reviews

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1 of the nicest people I've met ever

Dr.lewis from my experiences with him he's an all around good doctor that actually cares about you and not the insurance you have. He's old school and they just don't make them like him anymore. With his 60+ yrs of experience he's pretty much has seen it all and I am shocked to see bad reviews on here about him so I felt compelled to correct these people.

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Five Stars

I have read the other reviews. I should say that I consulted Dr Lewis a number of years ago during an emotional crisis, for talk therapy, & in that he was a great help to me. He did not prescribe any medication for me.

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Pill Pusher

This guy got my dad addicted to prescription sleep medication after getting him stuck on prescription amphetimines. Dr. Lewis is just plain dangerous.

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Mistreats Lime disease patients.

If you have been diagnosed with lime disease, avoid this doctor! Psychiatrists are supposed to make you feel comfortable, so that a therapeutic environment is established. Many times you will feel more upset when you left compared to when you first came in. That is NOT therapeutic and is counterproductive to the process of psychotherapy. Please consider other options before even thinking about contacting this doctor. ESPECIALLY if you have Lime disease!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Education

    55 Years Experience

  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1958

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard Lewis accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
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Locations & Directions

Richard Lewis MD, 58 Trumbull St, New Haven, CT
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