Dr. Richard Pesikoff, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 81

Dr. Pesikoff
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
19 Briar Hollow Ln Ste 102 Houston, TX 77027

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(713) 795-5424

Dr. Richard Pesikoff, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 57 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1964. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pesikoff to book an appointment.

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Dr. Pesikoff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Pesikoff treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pesikoff treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Pesikoff treats Anxiety more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pesikoff treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pesikoff treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pesikoff treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pesikoff's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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(713) 795-5424

Dr. Pesikoff accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Planned Administration Inc
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Pesikoff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pesikoff

3.0

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
44.11764705882353%
(15)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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2 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
1 Star
41.1764705882353%
(14)
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Great Staff! And my last phone appointment with Dr. P himself was actually a fun conversation.
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Sheila – Jun 17, 2020
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Staff is very kind and there is not a long wait for appt. Dr. Pesikoff and his staff of Physician Assistants are professional and I feel, want to do the best for their patients. I have always received refills and call backs FAST. I am thankful to be cared for by this office.
What went well
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  • Office environment
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 20, 2020
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I have been treated by Dr. P and his staff for years now and they have taken great care of me! He and his staff are the only place I will go for treatment.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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LA – Dec 07, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Pesikoff since the early 2000s. He's a superior psychiatrist, very highly respected, very responsive, has more than forty years' experience, and has a highly professional and cordial staff. I'm very, very pleased and have no criticism whatsoever.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2019
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Great Doctor
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. Pesikoff saved my life. I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child when my family lived in Houston. We went through multiple doctors and meds without success. Most of the doctors we saw were only interested in using meds to make real changes. But Dr. Peskioff really helped us to understand what having ADHD meant for both me and my family. He taught us useful skills and coping strategies and helped me process my feelings. I am so grateful for everything he did for me. I’ve gone on to lead a successful life thanks to the work we did as a kid. I’m a college graduate, happily married, and running my own business. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for this man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Caitlin O. in San Francisco, CA – Jun 21, 2019
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We enjoyed the visit today
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Cohen in Houston, TX – Feb 01, 2019
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Awful customer service. When requests are sent in it is always delayed. I have to call in to ask them to do it anyway. Today, I called in after sending the prescription through the portal and they said there was a message left for me in the portal that I had to make an appointment and that they are not allowed to call or email me to let me know. Not once have we seen Dr. Pesikoff. The receptionist is RUDE! Stay far away from this place.
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Jan 19, 2019
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Be aware - doctor and office manager centric (king and queen) vs patient centric. Don’t datebook have real patient issues.
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Houston , TX – Dec 07, 2018
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The best
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Houston, TX – Oct 27, 2018
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Dr. Pesikoff is absolutely the best Child Behavior specialist in Houston! He has done wonders with helping my son be more responsible and improve his overall behavior! Thanks Doc! Jim
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James in McPeak, TX – Oct 04, 2018
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My therapist referred Dr. Pesikoff, unfortunately he was not accepting new patients. I have been seeing NP Surya for about a year now. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and listens to what my concerns/issues/problems are. She always makes sure I'm taking the proper medication for exactly what I need. She truly cares about her patients. The staff is also very friendly and professional on the phone and during office visits. I would definitely recommend Surya to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jackie in Katy, TX – Aug 02, 2018
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Totally missed my ADHD in high school, said I was depressed, because I had never been good at sports. Put me on Prozac. Took a psychologist who had worked in the schools to put me through a full battery of tests and find the ADHD and give me proper treatment.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mark – Jul 07, 2018
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I spent the better part of my youth in & out of "Psychiatric Treatment Facilities" aka Pill Farms.My parents ready to admit me at the 1st sign of emotions, I was a teen, we emote! Diagnosed with everything from Bipolar, to Manic Depression, with al the corresponding pills. Turns out, I have hypothyroidism & ADD. No one checked my thyroid, until Dr. Pesikoff. He was the only one to LISTEN. Together we found that Celebrex worked. It's been life changing. He gave me back my life. I'm so grateful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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H. L. Marek in Houston Texas – Mar 29, 2018
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I see one of the nurse practitioners at this office. She is very thorough in making sure I have what I need. She doesn't force different aspects of treatment, but rather listens to and respects my choice.
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Alyssa Knight in Houston, Texas – Feb 13, 2018
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Horrible communication problems between office, doctors, pharmacies, & patients. Shady billing policies. Office manager is uncaring & doesn't listen to administrative-based concerns. NP Surya seems more like she's there to make money/push pills than to actually listen & help. They scheduled an appt without my consent and tried to make me pay $60 for a missed appt! When I called to discuss I was interrupted and rudely spoken to by the office manager. I am going away with more depression/anxiety!!
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Jan 31, 2018
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After my wife passed away I went to see Dr Pesikoff as I was very depressed All Dr Pesikoff did was make the depression worse
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Barry Balkin in houston, TX – Oct 19, 2017
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Just had our first appt today with the nurse practitioner and it was the worst doctor appt experience I've had in my life. This appt was for my 5 year old to discuss possible ADHD, and possible treatment options. I've worked as a medical professional in adult neurology and neurosurgery for 4 years, and have had ADHD my entire life. I have a very firm grasp on this subject and quality standard patient care. Dr. Pesikoff came highly recommended to us by the multiple neurologists I work for, who
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Cypress, TX – Feb 11, 2017
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I cannot state enough how horrible my experience with Dr. Pesikoff has been. His receptionist was extremely unhelpful and rude to me when I needed to get my prescription refilled. I was never given calls back that I was promised. His office has proven that my mental health has no importance to them and I, as a person have no value. I have waited over a month to try to get an appointment but can't because one receptionist refused me service and no one else will speak to me.
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Houston, TX – Oct 11, 2016
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Nicole has been a godsend....wonderful office. Low to no wait times. Compassionate and caring staff.
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MOWL in Houston, TX – Jun 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Pesikoff, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 57 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1967
Mt Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1965
Kings County Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1964
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
New York University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Texas Top Doctors, 2001
  • Texas Top Doctors, 2002
  • Texas Top Doctors, 2003
  • Texas Top Doctors, 2004

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Dr. Pesikoff frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pesikoff treats.

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Dr. Pesikoff's office is located at 19 Briar Hollow Ln Ste 102, Houston, TX 77027. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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19 Briar Hollow Ln Ste 102 Houston, TX 77027
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