Richard A. Fields, Sr., MD

Licensed Psychiatrist

Dr. Fields is a highly regarded mental health expert with over 40 years of experience as a multi-board certified psychiatrist and 14 years as a psychiatric hospital CEO. His expertise extends across the public, private, and military sectors, where he has provided leadership, treatment, training and consultation.

Certified as an instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid in 2019 and Adult Mental Health First Aid in 2023, Dr. Fields is a gifted teacher dedicated to equipping individuals with the skills needed to provide initial assistance and support for those facing mental health challenges. Passionate about this and the promotion of mental health awareness, Dr. Fields recently founded the Mental Health Council at Saint Philip AME Church in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Richard Fields

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • State of  Georgia Medical License # 20992
  • State of North Carolina Medical License # 24761
  • Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Certified QPR Instructor
  • Certified in Spiritual First Aid

education background

  • Hampton University, BS
  • Duke University Medical School, MD
  • Duke University Medical School, Psychiatry Residency

Professional Experience

  • Chief of Psychiatry & Neurology, Fort Stewart Army  Base
  • Superintendent, Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Ga
  • CEO & Senior Consultant, Fields & Associates, Inc
  • Coordinator, Mental Health Council,  Saint Philip AME Church, Decatur, GA
  • Sunday School Teacher, Saint Philip AME Church, Decatur, GA
Rev. Elaine Campbell
Adult MHFA Certified 5/2023
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"Dr. Fields is a phenomenal instructor, who commands his class with great respect for others success, highly effective in navigating the course directions."
McClellon D. Cox, D.Min., BCC, Retired
Adult MHFA Certified 5/2023
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Dr. Fields was an excellent instructor. He has an excellent grasp of the material, and he demonstrates the skills of a sensitive, listening teacher, facilitator. He is conscious of people’s time, so he was careful to keep us on track. While this is an important attribute, sometimes some discussions were cut short in the interest of time. Dr. Fields was willing to discuss these issues offline.
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