Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 75

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Petersen has extensive experience in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1976. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Inst

22 Northeast Dr Hershey, PA 17033
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(800) 243-1455
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Petersen's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

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We were initially very pleased with Dr. Petersen. However as time went on we learned he is very set in his decisions and not open to discussion or parental involvement. He made decisions regarding our daughter's care behind our backs and without speaking with us. He had us see another provider he said could make medical decisions but we then found this was untrue - no decisions could be made without his involvement. We were spinning in circles. Dr. Petersen painted us in a corner and was then disgruntled when we started making decisions. He does not appreciate parental involvement or any discussion regarding his treatment plan. If you want to be involved in your child's care, look elsewhere.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 29, 2020
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Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


University of Michigan Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
Medical College of Georgia
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Petersen frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Petersen specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Petersen, MD's office located?

Dr. Petersen's office is located at 22 Northeast Dr, Hershey, PA 17033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Pennsylvania Psychiatric Inst

Ppi Partial Hospitalization22 Northeast Dr Hershey, PA 17033