Richard Peterson, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Medical School – Stony Brook, NY 2006
General Psychiatry Residency – Yale 2009
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship – Harvard 2011

Dr. Peterson joined PrairieCare in 2019 where he currently works on the inpatient unit in Brooklyn Park. He enjoys serving patients and their families in this acute setting where the patients’ symptoms and signs can be safely identified, treated and stabilized. He also values setting up a comprehensive aftercare plan which includes maximizing outpatient resources upon discharge from the hospital. Finally, he strongly believes in the multimodal treatment approach targeting both mind and body.

Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with his family in the community, at the cabin, and traveling throughout the Caribbean.


Mood Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Medical Conditions contributing to Psychiatric Disorders


Adolescents: Yes
Children: Yes
Adults: No