Dr. Richard Ulrich grew up in Naperville, Illinois and completed his undergraduate degree in Health Science at Aurora University. He went on to attend medical school at the American University of Antigua. He completed a general Psychiatry residency at the Summa Health/NEOMED Psychiatry program in Akron, Ohio. It was during residency that he began to realize his passion for treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.
He has extensive knowledge of substance use disorders and treatment for opioid use, alcohol use, and sedative/hypnotic use. During his training he worked for a community health center as the treating psychiatrist. Also during training, he worked in a psychiatric emergency center where he gained additional knowledge and experience treating individuals in a psychiatric crisis. He is well versed in the treatment of a multitude of psychiatric disorders. Throughout residency he was actively involved in the teaching of medical students and in 2016 he was selected by medical students for the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently maintains medical licenses in Arizona and Ohio and is a waivered Buprenorphine (Suboxone) provider.