Dr. Richard Lipon is a Board Certified psychiatrist who began his career in obstetrics and gynecology, first at a private practice in Sacramento and eventually partnering with Mercy General Hospital to re-establish their Obstetrics program. After his two-plus decades of practice (and after delivering over 5,000 babies), he decided to make a change. He had noticed that many of his patients suffered from depression and anxiety and became interested in the causes of this, wanting to help understand and treat this struggle.
Pursuing this interest, he did a residency and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry. He spent years working for the State of California, eventually becoming Senior Psychiatrist and Medical Director at the Vacaville Psychiatric Program, a licensed, in-house service.
Dr. Lipon is interested in depression and anxiety and helping treat patients who suffer from mood disorders. He has worked for years with psychopharmacology and has a strong background helping patients with complicated medical problems. He focuses on being an empathetic, supportive and motivating practitioner, valuing wellness programs and establishing good doctor/patient relationships that ground his depression and anxiety treatment with a base of trust.
Dr. Lipon was drawn to TMS Health Solutions through his interest in TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), which he started reading about years back as initial studies were published with promising outcomes. He saw it was proven to be effective in treating treatment-resistant patients. He joins the TMS Health Solutions Sacramento office in June of 2017.
Dr. Lipon enjoys the recreational activities available in Northern California, such as local hiking and exploring the many bike trails in and around Sacramento. He has four daughters with children ranging from four months to seventeen years- and spends his vacations enjoying his kids and grandkids.
Dr. Lipon graduated from the University of Michigan and completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN at University of California, Davis. He practiced at the Sacramento Women’s Health Care Medical Group., Inc., for almost twenty years.
He completed both with Residency in Psychiatry and his Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis. He practiced with the State of California at a number of different facilities, such as the California Medical Facility and the Mule Creek State Prison. He transferred to the Department of Mental Health, where he eventually became Senior Psychiatrist and Medical Director.