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Dr. Christopher Wiegand, MD

Psychiatry | Male

Aleph Center 6408 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715 Get Directions
(520) 885-5558

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I take a multi-disciplinary approach to all my patients' problems. Pills may take the edge off of severe symptoms, but often are not the only answer to relieving a person's suffering. I strive to sit with my patients and listen, as well as I can, to their life story, free from judgement or prejudice. Together we can find a pathway from suffering to recovery.Read more

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Christopher Wiegand, MD, is a general psychiatrist currently in private practice in Tucson. Dr. Wiegand has a clinical focus...Read more

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"Patient satisfaction" can be difficult to define, especially in the context of physicians' ethics and professional conduct.

Often in the mental and behavioral health fields, patients can become angry or upset at their treaters. After all, unlike other specialties, psychiatrists talk to their patients about deeply personal and sensitive topics. Sometimes, this anger is expressed in the form of negative online reviews.

For example, a patient may present to my office requesting a stimulant for ongoing fatigue. When I find out that they are not sleeping well, I may first suggest adhering to a sleep hygiene regimen. The patient may walk away angry, and leave a review of straight "one stars". 

I would encourage any patient who has an established relationship with me to come to me personally and talk about angry, upset, or frustrated feelings before acting upon them in a public forum.

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    University Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 1995

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Board certified in Psychiatry
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  • No sanctions found
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Dr. Wiegand says...

Christopher Wiegand, MD, is a general psychiatrist currently in private practice in Tucson.  Dr. Wiegand has a clinical focus in geriatric psychiatry, and sees adult patients ages 18 and older. He provides outpatient care from his office at the ALEPH Center, andelectroconvulsive therapy at Northwest Medical Center.  He spends much of his clinical time as a psychiatric consultant for local nursing homes. He is an attending at Tucson Medical Center Geropsychiatric Center at Handmaker. In addition, Dr. Wiegand is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona as well as volunteer faculty for the A.T. Still School of Osteopathic Medicine; he donates his time to resident supervision and medical student education, with a strong commitment to training the next generation of psychiatric physicians.  Dr. Wiegand received his B.A. in Archaeology at the University of Virginia in 1995, his M.D. at the University of Virginia in 1999, and completed Psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona in 2003. Dr. Wiegand is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of theAmerican Psychiatric Association.

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Dr. Wiegand's Care Philosophy

I take a multi-disciplinary approach to all my patients' problems. Pills may take the edge off of severe symptoms, but often are not the only answer to relieving a person's suffering. 

I strive to sit with my patients and listen, as well as I can, to their life story, free from judgement or prejudice. Together we can find a pathway from suffering to recovery.

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Dr. Wiegand says...

The emerging practice of rating physicians online is still in its infancy.

"Patient satisfaction" can be difficult to define, especially in the context of physicians' ethics and professional conduct.

Often in the mental and behavioral health fields, patients can become angry or upset at their treaters. After all, unlike other specialties, psychiatrists talk to their patients about deeply personal and sensitive topics. Sometimes, this anger is expressed in the form of negative online reviews.

For example, a patient may present to my office requesting a stimulant for ongoing fatigue. When I find out that they are not sleeping well, I may first suggest adhering to a sleep hygiene regimen. The patient may walk away angry, and leave a review of straight "one stars". 

I would encourage any patient who has an established relationship with me to come to me personally and talk about angry, upset, or frustrated feelings before acting upon them in a public forum.