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Psychiatrist in Glendale, California,
Richard Mesco, DO

Provider Type: Psychiatrist

Manages Medications: Yes

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Psychiatrist in Glendale, California, Richard Mesco, DO

Richard Mesco, DO

Dr. Mesco is certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A graduate of Princeton University, he received his medical training and degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, his psychiatric residency training at UMD New Jersey Medical School, and completed a two year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and developmental disabilities at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
For many years Dr. Mesco served as Area Child Psychiatrist for the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, where he was also assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, director of the transcultural mental health curriculum, and taught psychopharmacology. Thereafter he was Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Penrose-St. Francis Hospitals in Colorado Springs, CO, and then Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health for the island and county of Hawaii. As an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, he also served as medical advisor to the Autism Society of Hawaii, before entering full time private practice.
Dr. Mesco sees children and adolescents of all ages, as well as adults. He seeks to recognize the unique strengths and abilities of each person, which may be masked by their life circumstances. Particular interests are working with people facing co-existing developmental and/or medical challenges, and the artistically, athletically, or intellectually gifted, to help them to grow and to learn how to maximize their potential as human beings, and to realize optimal levels of functioning in life.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Optum


  • English



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