Dr. Dierich Kaiser, MD

Dr. Dierich Kaiser, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Dierich Kaiser, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Gainesville, VA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 1992 and specializes in psychiatry and psychotherapy.Read his story

16000 Tryon Way

Gainesville, VA 20155

Contact Information

(703) 895-6027

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Top Care Areas

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Psychiatric Diseases
more than 32% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Suicidal Ideation
more than 4% of peers

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Dr. Kaiser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kaiser "In 1997, I completed my psychiatry training and began practicing as a staff psychiatrist with Virginia Baptist Hospital (VBH) in Lynchburg Virginia. There I worked for 4 years performing outpatient and inpatient medication management and psychotherapy for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for 4 years. During that time, I also worked as a psychiatric consultant to Westminster Canterbury adult nursing facility also in Lynchburg. During my last year at VBH, I served as medical director of the outpatient clinic - starting the extensive administrative experience I have ultimately gained while concurrently practicing psychiatry until the present. My curriculum-vitae documents my training, work experience and research publications. My publications were the outcome of my work as a research fellow with the American Heart Association. As Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State, I provided inpatient care at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, acted as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and received the Penn State College of Medicine Affiliate Site Teacher of the Year Award. At Kaiser Permanente, I ultimately achieved the highest patient satisfaction ratings possible and used my knowledge base to mentor fellow clinicians to improve their scores. As a psychiatrist with the Department of Defense, I treated scores of service members including members of the Presidential Support Team. There, I was complimented on my ability to assimilate and clinically apply rigorous military protocols for psychiatric care. While teaching for the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2016, I received the Elaine W. Cotlove MD award for excellence. With every hospital and organization I have worked, I have served on a quality control or patient safety committee. I am board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Psychiatric Society of Virginia. I am currently a psychiatrist and forensic clinician for the State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. As a psychiatrist, I have treated approximately 6,000 patients over the past 20 years. I have provided psychotherapy and medication management with an exceptional expertise towards designing treatment regimens that effectively address the individual needs of my patients. My professional work has largely revolved around direct patient care in nearly every possible kind of treatment setting. I have had decades of experience utilizing the entire accessible range of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. I have also administered electroconvulsive therapy. My years of clinical, academic, and administrative experience provide me with an intense awareness of the successes and failures of America's mental health delivery systems. My experience as an African-American clinician has given me a unique perspective on the devastating effects of mental illness on ethnic populations. I have developed a keen ability to establish highly functional relationships with professionals of many disciplines. My high level communication skills have allowed me to deliver lectures, seminars, didactic teachings, and court-room expert testimony throughout my career. My knowledge base regarding fiscal and organizational dynamics continues to evolve and expand."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaiser "My practice philosophy brings forth 25 years of experience in psychiatry in outpatient, inpatient, military, civilian, forensic, managed care, and academic settings. I have taught psychiatry in many different academic settings and performed supportive, insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.  My private practice involves primarily medication management. My approach makes your personal needs the center and priority of what we do as we address your emotional concerns."

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

1  Board Certifications

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

28  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Behavior Modification
  • Counseling Services
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Providence Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Georgetown Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • American Heart Association Research Fellow-Published
    Other Education | Completed 1988
  • Echol's Scholar of University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences
    Other Education | Completed 1984
  • Elaine W. Cotlove MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education
    Other Education | Completed 2016
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's list of Top Doctors of 2011 and 2012
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • Penn State College of Medicine Annual Affiliate Site Teacher of the Year 2012
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • Valedictorian of William Fleming High School
    Other Education | Completed 1980
  • Washington Consumers' Checkbook Top Physician Specialists
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaiser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaiser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaiser to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kaiser's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kaiser Says:

I am truly grateful for the feedback that I have received. My expertise is a manifestation of my determination to meet the specific needs of my patients. My work is guided by the honest communication that takes place within our patient-doctor relationship.


Patient Comments (2)

saw DR 11/11/16.I found him on Health grades and its the best choice iv ever made. Iv given up on doctors.Most don't listen or care, and blame you if your not getting better.My 1st vist lasted probably 2 plus hours. I was very happy! Other DRs don't give patients the chance to say anything,or they...more
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Dr. Kaiser was my psychiatrist for more than 9 years. He is extremely caring. I never felt rushed when I needed to see him. I know he often gave up his lunch time to see patients. He is a great listener, and asks all the right questions. He always knew my case when I walked in the door. He...more
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