Richard Hess, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Specialty
Medication Management
Geriatric
Years of Experience
24
Locations
New York
Education

• State University of New York Health Science Center Brooklyn Doctor of Medicine, MD

• Saint Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, Internship & Residency

• Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division, Fellowship

Languages
English

Dr. Hess is double board-certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed his psychiatry internship and residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, and then completed a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hess has practiced inpatient psychiatry at the Long Island College Hospital, NYU Langone Brooklyn, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He has also worked in emergency room, day hospital, and consultation-liaison settings, as well as seeing geriatric outpatients at a naturally-occurring retirement community (NORC) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Hess has has taught St. George’s University medical students during their clinical rotations in psychiatry.

Dr. Hess has more than 24 years of experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care for depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dementia. He uses pharmacotherapy as well as supportive psychotherapy.  Dr. Hess may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome. The philosophy of his practice is to collaborate with patients to meet their specific needs to make an impact in various stages of their life.

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