Dr. Richard Pleak, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 68

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Richard Pleak, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Glen Oaks, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Richard Pleak, MD

Zucker Hillside Hospital CHP

7559 263rd St Glen Oaks, NY 11004

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(718) 470-3500

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Pleak's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pleak treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Pleak treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Pleak's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobia
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal Ideation

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Dr. Pleak is a knowledgeable and caring clinician who takes a tremendous amount of time caring for my transgender child. He continuously seeks parental input and is respectful of boundaries with each issue presented. I highly recommend him as a health care provider.
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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2 people found this helpful
Theresa OConnell in Garden City, NY – Dec 13, 2018
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One time he fell of his chair in session. I was misguided and misdiagnosed as transgender by this psychiatrist. My childhood was never properly evaluated, he never asked to meet my parents or other family members. I was too confused back then to ask for a second opinion and thought the psychiatrist was "right". I lost 15 years of womanhood because of his and the other professionals who are too quick to provide hormones and surgical procedures and push the transgender diagnosis.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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G.R.D. in New York, NY – Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. Richard Pleak, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Glen Oaks, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Columbia U
Fellowship Hospital
Columbia U
Residency Hospital
Western Psyc/U Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
Lafayette Clin
Internship Hospital
Wayne State U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. Richard Pleak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pleak frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pleak treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Pleak, MD's office located?

Dr. Pleak's office is located at 7559 263rd St, Glen Oaks, NY 11004. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Zucker Hillside Hospital CHP

Glen Oaks Office7559 263rd St Glen Oaks, NY 11004


Nslij26901 76th Ave New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Affiliated Hospitals

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center

New Hyde Park, NY

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received