Joseph D. Rich, MD, FAPA, FACFE


I have over thirty years of experience in the practice of general psychiatry. For the past twelve years, I have been medical director of psychiatric services for an integrated healthcare system. I am highly experienced in performing independent psychiatric examinations in both civil and criminal arenas and am very effective in presenting my professional opinions in reports or in testimony. I am eminently qualified to provide expert opinion regarding the entire spectrum of mental health. I will be pleased to discuss your case with you, or provide references upon your request.



• PO Box 21406

• Billings, Montana 59101

• PH 406-254-7215

• FAX 800-878-4140

• E-Mail



• Date of Birth: April 22, 1939

• Place of Birth: Missouri

• Citizenship: U.S.A.



• Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

• Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners

• Diplomat, American Board of Forensic Medicine



• Doctor of Medicine Degree-1965 - University of Minnesota

• General Psychiatry Residency- 1968 to 1971 University of Kansas



• Medical Director, Psychiatric Services - Deaconess Billings Clinic,

• Deaconess Psychiatric Center, Deaconess Behavioral Health Clinic

• Member, Operating Council, Deaconess Billings Clinic

• Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Deaconess Medical Center

• Member, Credentials Committee, Deaconess Medical Center/Deaconess Billings Clinic

• Committee on the Health and Well-Being of Physicians, Montana Medical Association



• President, Montana Psychiatric Association-1985, 1996, 1997 & 1998 (two year term)

• Secretary, Montana Psychiatric Association-1987, 1988

• Legislative Rep., Montana Psychiatric Association-1986 to 1996

• President, Medical Staff, Deaconess Medical Center-1982

• Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kansas-1970-1971



• Fellow, American Psychiatric Association-1989

• Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners-1999

• Honored Member of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 1996-1997 Edition

• The Best Doctors in America, Central Region-1996-1997 Edition

• Medical Achievement Award Deaconess Development Foundation Deaconess Medical Center-1988

• Honored as an "Outstanding Mental Health Professional" Billings Mental Health Association-1997



• Private Practice of General Psychiatry-1971 to Present

• Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry-1987 to Present

• Consultant to the South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center, Billings, Montana - 1976 to 1987

• Medical Director of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Residential Treatment Center-1977 to 1987

• Consultant to the Indian Health Service-PHS Hospital, Crow Agency, Montana 1984 to 1987

• Consultant to the Special Education Department-Billings Public Schools, Billings, Montana-1985 to 1987

• General Medical Officer U.S. Naval Hospital Guam-1966 to 1968



• American Psychiatric Association

• American College of Forensic Examiners

• American Medical Association

• Montana Medical Association

• Montana Psychiatric Association



• Physician’s Recognition Award-Fulfilling the Requirements in Continuing Medical Education of the American Medical Association