Dr. Christopher Wiegand, MD

Dr. Christopher Wiegand, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(13)
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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.

6408 E Tanque Verde Rd

Tucson, AZ 85715

Contact Information

(520) 885-5558

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
high
more than 86% of peers
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
high
more than 80% of peers
Psychiatric Medication Therapy
normal
more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wiegand "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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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Disorders
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
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Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wiegand has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wiegand's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wiegand to family and friends
4.3
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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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...

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Dr. Wiegand's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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He is my therapist. He is very kind, perceptive and patient. He has helped me in so many ways.
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Dr. Wiegand accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wiegand has admitting privileges

Tucson Medical Center
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
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