Dr. Richard Gestring, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 38
  
Dr. Gestring
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Empower Psych Centers

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 been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences Antigua / School of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in psychiatry, sports psychiatry & neurology, and more.


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Dr. Gestring accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Borderline Personality Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Personality Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Personality Disorders more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Addiction and 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.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tobacco Use Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Nondependent Marijuana Abuse more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Drug-Induced Mental Disorders more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Anxiety more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Bipolar Disorder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Bipolar Disorder more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Gestring's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Anxiety more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Borderline Personality Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gestring treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Gestring treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Gestring's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • 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
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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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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May 15, 2019
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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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Nov 17, 2018
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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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Biography

Dr. Richard Gestring, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences Antigua / School of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in psychiatry, sports psychiatry & neurology, and 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

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Locations

Empower Psych Centers

Empower Psych Centers555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 220 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

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SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Bridgeton, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

St. Anthony's Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average