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About Dr. Richard D Prather

Dr. Richard D Prather, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Riverside, CA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Prather has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard D Prather is Great. Dr. Richard D Prather has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard D Prather is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Riverside County Department Of Mental Health

4095 County Circle Dr
Riverside, CA 92503
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Specialties

Dr. Richard D Prather has the following 2 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depressive Disorder

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Five Stars

Dr. Richard Prather was thorough in his examination and assessment of my issues. We discussed at length my past medications and diagnosis before he would prescribe medication surrounding my mental illness. He continued to follow up with how the medications were working or not for me and tweek anything that allowed me to function at my highest level. He saved my life!

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in my oppinion, truly best in show

prather, not only did he diagnose me correctly, he was expeditious in the process. where a few (more than three) doctors only heard what i said partially, and were quick to prescribe medicines that had little to no effect, prather actually sat with me and listened to what i said. he truly is remarkable, intelligent, caring, and an example for other doctors to follow.

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Worst Doctor Ever

I would not recommend Dr. Prather to anyone. He thought I was depressed, even though the major symptoms of depression were absent, and he was hasty in making the incorrect diagnosis of major depression. He prescribed Cymbalta, thinking it would help with my difficulty concentrating. Trusting him, I took the Cymbalta and had a psychotic break, and was diagnosed with Schizophreniform Disorder. I learned later that the Cymbalta probably worsened my symptoms.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard D Prather accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Riverside County Department Of Mental Health, 4095 County Circle Dr, Riverside, CA
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