Dr. Robert Wesner, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 65

Dr. Wesner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Robert B Wesner MD

103 E College St Iowa City, IA 52240

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(319) 351-8281

Dr. Robert Wesner, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Mercy Iowa City. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wesner to book an appointment.

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Dr. Wesner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Wesner performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wesner performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Wesner treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 98% of his peers

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

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wesner treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Wesner's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Wesner accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Principal Life
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Wesner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wesner

4.3

Based on 65 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Thank you for your compassion. You have helped me and continue to help me bring peace to my mind, body, and the relationships in my life. I am learning to enjoy the high points in my day to day life and persevere through the difficulties that life throws at me. As I enter middle age, for the first time in my life, I am communicating with my spouse honestly. Thank you for facilitating this through your kind words and clinical expertise. You are succeeding where others have struggled for the last decade. I look forward to our visits and wait for the next time I get to meet with you.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John – Feb 27, 2021
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I’m so thankful for Dr. Wesner. It’s because of him and his advice and treatment plan that I finally got to feeling like my happy self again after struggling for the last 8 years (I’ve been seeing him for the last 3 years). He’s also gone above and beyond when I’ve had problems getting my medication or needed to refill early because of a vacation. When I’ve had questions or issues, he calls me back as soon as possible. If you are struggling with mental health issues, I strongly encourage you to give him a call. His assistant, Bonnie, is very helpful and so nice, and the dogs in the office always brighten my day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Samantha – Aug 20, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Westner’s for so long that I regard him more as a family friend than my physician. I was first referred to Dr. Westner by a Counselor in Cedar Rapids 20+ years ago. I have been successfully treated for chronic depression ever since. Most of the time our visits were scheduled quarterly for medication checks. When unexpected events occurred he was always willing to listen and be professional, thoughtful, and caring. I feel like we have grown older (not old) together. Dr. Westner is more than a good doctor, he is a good man!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bob Hamill – Mar 13, 2020
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I have gone to Dr. Wesner for years. He is excellent at his profession.
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Feb 06, 2020
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My husband has been treated for several months by Dr. Wesner. He has provided all the assistance needed with his professionalism and expert knowledge of the mental illness and medications as well as given both of us all the personal support and empathy. We are both so very grateful for Dr. Wesner's treatment and support.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 21, 2019
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Couldn't have asked for a better psychiatrist. I've been in the care of Dr. Wesner for years. He worked a very tough case of depression into remission, and I've continued with him for maintenance appointments even though I've since moved. He's demonstrated extreme skill in selecting and explaining treatment options. Maybe more importantly, his empathy and calm, friendly demeanor make me feel like I'm more in the care of a friend than a doctor. Dr. Wesner is an excellent choice for anyone suffering from mental illness, but especially if you are apprehensive about starting treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 09, 2019
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Dr Wesner is a true professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and really cares about you! He talks to you as a friend would. Highly recommend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stu in Dubuque , IA – Jun 26, 2019
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Dr. Wesner is quite knowledgable and personable. Having previously experienced psychiatrists who rush you in and out, Dr. Wesner really takes time to understand what has happened since the last visit. I highly recommend him.
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Apr 16, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Wesner for a few years now and I highly recommend him. He's easy to talk to and works with me on what I think is best for me. If you're a dog person this is a great environment as he always has his two dogs and Bonnie the secretary often has her dog with her as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Iowa City, IA – Mar 05, 2019
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Dr. Wesner is always attentive, respectful and helpful. He has been willing to go out of his way to answer questions and offer aid outside of sessions or during difficult times. If you are willing to work honestly and directly with his straightforward and fair guidelines, the experience will be rewarding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Iowa City, IA – Mar 04, 2019
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I've been a patient for over six years now, and I can honestly say that I've never had an experience with a health provider that's been as rewarding as I've had with Dr. Wesner. Dr. Wesner and his Office Manager, Bonnie (who is awesome), are dedicated to providing the best care possible. They're flexible and accommodating with scheduling, and they're quick to follow up when things like prescription refills/questions arise. I started seeing Dr. Wesner at a very tumultuous time in my life six year
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Benjamin C in Iowa City, IA – Feb 18, 2019
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I really enjoy being able to meet with Dr. Wesner once every couple of months. I initially began meeting with him during a time when I was experiencing severe social anxiety. He was very welcoming with me from the start; my first impression of him was as a compassionate friend that was willing to actively work with me to improve upon my problems. When speaking with him you're able to tell that he genuinely wants to help you get to where you want to be.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JamesK in Iowa City, IA – Feb 04, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr. Wesner for over ten years, during which time I experienced a variety of challenges; some of them I felt to be life-threatening, some of them led to my threatening my own life. Through them all, Dr. Wesner has listened compassionately, offered both understanding and strategies for coping, shifted medications astutely when I went from depression to acute anxiety, and most important to me, he paid attention to the ways my life and experiences were evolving--
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca Clouse in Iowa City, IA – Dec 23, 2018
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Depression and anxiety run in my family and I have struggled with both since my early teens. I was referred to Dr. Wesner by my primary care doctor a number of years ago. I have found Dr. Wesner to be a caring, honest and skilled physician who does much more than write prescriptions. He actually listens, takes an interest in your life, makes insightful suggestions, and is never rushed. Dr. Wesner has helped me through some tough times and I feel fortunate to have found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Iowa City, IA – Dec 17, 2018
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I would recommend Dr. Wesner without reservation to anyone who is seeking treatment for a mental health condition. His office is in a convenient location in downtown Iowa City. His office manager Bonnie is a wonderful person & is always diligent about following up with appointment reminders, phone calls, and messages to Dr. Wesner. In addition, Dr. Wesner has two wonderful Labradors who always greet me with kindness, sit in on all my sessions, and have a remarkable calming effect during sessions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris in Iowa City, IA – Nov 11, 2018
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I have benefited, greatly, from my time with Dr. Wesner. Unlike most Psychiatrists, Dr. Westner's appoints are 45 minutes, rather, than 15. The medical side of issues are explored thoroughly, but the life of the patient is foremost, as a priority. Robert Wesner has some great insight, compassion, and expertise in regard to my treatment, insomuch that when my insurance changed, it was still a priority that he be my doctor. I give Dr. Wesner my highest recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel in Cedar Rapids, IA – Nov 10, 2018
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"the Wizard"
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 20, 2018
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I've been seeing Dr. Wesner for a few years and have had a great experience with him. He's a great listener and offers useful advice. He's very receptive to my needs and has been very resourceful to help me cope with my depression and anxiety. He brings his dogs to work which may be off-putting to some but I find that they've been very well-behaved and are a comfort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 19, 2018
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great doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 29, 2018
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Very compassionate physician. He takes the time to listen to your issues/symptoms and works to find ways for you to feel better. I have been seeing Dr. Wesner for many years and he has always been able to help get me back to feeling better when I've had relapses of anxiety/depression.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 27, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Robert Wesner, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Iowa City, IA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1983
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School
Iowa State
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Wesner frequently treats Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Major Depressive Disorder, and Psychosis Due to Mental Illness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wesner treats.

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Mercy Iowa City

Iowa City, IA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)