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Dr. Richard Gallagher, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

I am a board certified psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry. I was educated at Princeton Univeristy, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis at Yale University and Columbia University. I developed the psychopharmacology curriculum for the NY Med College and remain on the Coumbia faculty. I also supervise many residents and young doctors in psychotherapy training.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Columbia University, Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Medicine
  • Greenwich Hospital (Internship)
  • Princeton University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • Past teacher or the year and mentor of the year, NY Med. College
  • Stinnecke Award Classics Scholar and Scholarship, Princeton University
  • Faculty, Columbia University

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1689631855

Office locations

Richard Gallagher MD

20 Hospital Road

Valhalla, NY 10595

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Dr. Gallagher is an intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate doctor. I felt like he listened well and did a thorough job of explaining how the medications work and how I can benefit from them. I felt heard and I felt understood. Iwas anxious about the appointment but he has a calm, relaxing way about him that put me at ease. I would easily recommend him to others.
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Very friendly and knowledgeable of my condition. Gave a full explanation of my symptoms and was able to prescribe the right meds for me. Very thankful.
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Great experience, one of the best doctor I ever met.
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Excellent doctor.
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Dr. Gallagher was very easy to talk to and didn't take very long to zero in on the problems I was having. Although he couldn't help me with my problems, as it was outside his area of expertise, he found someoneto help me while I was there! I highly recommend him!
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I was so nervous about finding a doctor to help me with my ADD symptoms and had been avoiding making an appointment for several years. I finally booked one with Dr. Gallagher. No matter what I did to avoid my appointment(because I was so nervous etc.) He would not give up on me and did something incredible. He emailed me and called me until I finally showed up. His persistence changed my life! He made me feel immediately comfortable and I was able to speak to him openly about my problems. He listened, and without judgement was able to help me understand and accept myself knowing that his treatment plan would be successful. I left feeling so hopeful and confident about my future. He is so knowledgeable in other areas as well and was able to help me with my career goals and plan my future. Dr. Gallagher is amazing and I left knowing that I can finally move on with my life in a positive and productive way.
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Very intelligent and insightful, Dr. Gallagher was very easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend him.
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I think he is very knowledgeable and can be effective with his patients-just not with me. I felt more judged than guided or treated.
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Thoughtful. Competent. No nonsense.
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Dr Gallagher is an amazing doctor and am so happy with him
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Will not find many psychiatrists more experienced and knowledgeable than Dr Gallagher. Rare to find a doctor with Richard's experience and with some humility who will talk to you like a person rather than just another fee paying lab specimen.First consultation with Dr Gallager went well beyond expectations, (Doc if you do not recieve check in mail please call or email me!), believe this is right doctor for my long term needs!
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He was very accurate and very knowledgable
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I accompanied my wife who needed help from Dr. Gallagher. Dr. Gallagher asked the right questions and seemed to understand my wife's problem. His expertise directly related to my wife's condition and he outlined what appears to be a good planof action. His fee was not low but seemed reasonable and he is helping to see that we get some money back from our medical insurance.
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I've only seen him once, but he was great. Very knowledgeable and really was through in our first visit!
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Dr. Gallagher is terrific! He is very patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a well credentialed and detail oriented doctor, who plans the path to your recovery in a very systematic manner. Dr. Gallagher helps you find the solution to your problems.
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Dr. Gallagher is extremely well qualified and knowledgeable about mental issues, prescription drugs (pharmacology) and general medicine. He was the 1st doctor that was able to treat me for my whole medical condition. He is a likeable and downto earth person who seems to sincerely care about the well being of his patients. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to receive proper medical care instead of many other doctors who are just pill pushers and just think about the monetary gains of the medical field. Dr. Gallagher is by far the best psychiatrist I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
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he was kind and caring and it was obvious he is an intelligent experienced dr.
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Guy really knows his stuff with his 30 years of experience.
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Dr Gallagher is an extremely knowledgable Doctor and he was extremely thorough with his evaluation of me. His fee is more than reasonable I look forward to my appointment '
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