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Dr. Richard Owen joined LHSC in 2007 as a psychiatrist with LHSC’s Adult Mental Health Care Program.
Described as going above and beyond for his patients, Dr. Owen maintains compassion and respect for people who are often stigmatized by our community. He is tenacious and persistent in helping patients solve complex and seemingly intractable problems. He is described as approaching mental health issues with a refreshing style and his sense of humour, understanding of the science, and a true belief of his ability to bring patients back to themselves is infectious.
Dr. Owen values and collaborates with everyone on the care team to benefit the mental health patient population. He was a key force in setting up the Depot Injection Clinic for outpatient mental health patients, helping clients to remain in the community for greater periods of time, functioning at higher levels and with greater autonomy.
Dr. Owen takes a team-player approach to patient care, involving the patient, family, and clinical team when planning care. His colleagues describe how he provides hope for patients while developing and refining mental health services at both LHSC and in our community to better help the needs of mental health clients.