Dr. Richard Gestring, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 39

Dr. Gestring
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Thomas T Mccaffrey MD

555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 220 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 200-2628

Dr. Richard Gestring, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gestring has more experience with Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Health Sciences Antigua / School of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital South and SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gestring to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gestring

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gestring treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gestring treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 200-2628.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gestring is experienced in the area of Personality Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Borderline Personality Disorder
Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder
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High
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gestring is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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High
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Very High
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Gestring is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
Alcohol Withdrawal
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Opioid Withdrawal
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High
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Dr. Gestring's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal

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Dr. Gestring accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Gestring's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gestring

4.3

Based on 11 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Explained conditions well (9)
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I love Dr. Gestring and his staff. Just don’t be an established patient for almost a year and miss an appointment. That’ll cost you $100, and no exceptions. Disappointed and will probably need to find a new doctor. Some of us don’t make $100 per 15 minutes.
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I will not go to anyone else. Dr. G has helped me more than anyone and I feel so comfortable with him.
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Dr. Gestring is a very intelligent and knowledgeable doctor. He is up to date on current medicines and therapies. He listens, provides feedback and most importantly he doesn't give up on his patients! He is the best psychiatrist I have had in the St. Louis area. He has helped me tremendously. Thank you doctor G!!!!
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Rebecca in St Charles, MO – Aug 02, 2017
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He's the bomb dot com. The cats pajamas. The bees knees. Best thing since sliced bread.
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Mandy Milner in Hillsboro, MO – Mar 16, 2017
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dr gestring was my psychiatrist a few weeks ago when I was inpatient at hyland..he was warm, smart, funny and helpful ..he even woke me up to do an assessment and scared me..lol ..he's patient and seems to love his job n.j.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Gestring, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gestring has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry & Neurology

Education

2014
East Carolina University / Brody School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
University of Health Sciences Antigua / School of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Truman State University
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Gestring, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gestring has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Gestring, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Richard Gestring, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Richard Gestring, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gestring frequently treats Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Gestring specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Gestring, MD's office located?

Dr. Gestring's office is located at 555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 220, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Thomas T Mccaffrey MD555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 220 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Empower Psych. Centers LLC555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 200 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gestring is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Bridgeton, MO

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)