Doctor – Patient
Dr. Richard A. Oddy | Resume
Psychiatrists have been pressured to rely more often on medications prescribed during very brief visits, a “prescription” recommended by managed care insurance and pharmaceutical companies. However, Dr. Oddy views the relationship as central to treatment and recovery. Without time and attention to the meaning of patients’ suffering, medication-based treatments in the end can fall short. Dr. Oddy does not compromise on the time or attention needed to evaluate or treat his patients’ or families’ symptoms or difficulties.
In order to provide the best care with this philosophy and least external restrictions Dr. Oddy does not cooperate as an in-network provider on network panels. Dr. Oddy is an out-of-network provider and will provide patients with a “super-bill” for all visits monthly facilitating full reimbursement from the health insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement allowable under the specific plan.
Diverse Training, Outstanding Skills and Credentials
Dr. Oddy combines the scientific knowledge of the human body as a physician, medication treatment (psychopharmacology), as well as experience and skills as a psychotherapist and does not compromise the best treatment practices in terms of developing a relationship with a patient, making a diagnosis and managing treatment options.
Dr. Oddy trained as a physician/MD at one of the top medical schools in the United Kingdom (University of Cambridge). There, in addition, he received an MA in neuropharmacology.
Dr. Oddy trained as a psychiatrist, doing his residency at one of the top psychiatric hospitals and residencies in The United States, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University, and also received 2 years of psychoanalytic training in New York, at William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanalysis.
He is board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, with additional certifications in addiction psychiatry and interdisciplinary pain management and psychosomatic medicine.
As a specialist in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Oddy is trained to link the difficulties that people are experiencing with medical illnesses and medical-related psychological illnesses, and has special interest in chronic pain and fibromyalgia. He is board certified in Holistic Psychiatry, with particular attention to management of illness using natural treatments alone or in combination with other treatments.