Dr. Rego has practiced adult, adolescent and geriatric psychiatry for 30 years. He spent 25 years in community practice specializing in:
- treating patients who required medications,
- helping people who were poorly responsive to usual treatment,
- addressing the special needs of those in hospitals, nursing homes, group homes and outpatients with medical problems.
Dr. Rego is Board Certified in General Adult and in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Since he began practice in 1989 he has taught psychiatric trainees at Yale New Haven Hospital and was the first member of his department to have psychiatric residents sit with him and observe patient care directly.
From 2004 until 2010 he spent time in Ayacucho, Peru working with local groups to build a mental health center and continued years after to help supply them with needed medicines.
Currently he is researching and writing about the intersection between modern life and issues relevant to mental health. His publications can be found on Medium.com (https://mdrmd2.medium.com/) and other sites. Dr. Rego presently consults to small community clinics who treat the under-served. He continues to teach at Yale New Haven Hospital.