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Dr. W Gaertner, MD

Pediatric Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Gaertner

Gaertner Psychiatric

3721 Westerre Pkwy # 7F Henrico, VA 23233

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(804) 269-4916


Dr. W Gaertner, MD is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Henrico, VA. He graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Med In New Orleans New Orleans La in 1979 and specializes in pediatric psychiatry, psychiatry, and more.


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Dr. Gaertner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
Advantage Plus
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
One Net
One Net PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Gaertner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Suicidal Ideation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Suicidal Ideation more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 92% of his peers

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

Tobacco Use Disorder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 92% of his peers

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

Dr. Gaertner'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
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • 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)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Gaertner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaertner

3.4

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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You should know that your receiptionist told me despite my referral from a renowned PCP in the Spotsylvania area, and despite the fact I told her I’d been waiting weeks to get in and was in severe need of your help, your receptionist awkwardly said “sorry sweetie” and hung up on me. This was 10/28/18. It is a shame. I'd heard Dr. Gaertner was a good one. I hope the doctor becomes aware of how his staff is treating suicidal patients over the phone.
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Our experience with Dr Gaertner and Elizabeth Wheatley and their staff has always been wonderful. The doctors are very caring and thorough. The staff is just as caring and thorough also. The staff works very long hard hours everyday and they have a positive impact on so many people that they help. The doctors couldn't do what they do without the excellent staff that are backing them up. We appreciate everything that the girls at dr Gaetner ' s office do so much. Always , Cheryl and Jen
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I wish I could give them ZERO stars. They dont deserve even one star. This is an absolutely horrific practice. They have some of the rudest and most condescending staff that we have ever encountered, in any medical / professional practice, ever. "Angie" at the front desk is a real piece of work. For her, sarcarsm, condescension, and arrogance are as natural as breathing. Their billing is a mess. They can't get their charges or fees straight. Their bookkeeping works crazy early AM hours and never
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Rude staff, incorrect Rx and numberous billing issues
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He is honest, and I personally sometimes change my medications back to what they were previously prescribed without telling Dr Gaertner and he never gets mad at me (unlike every other psychiatrist) because he knows I'm just trying to feel better and he doesn't just say oh well it's your fault you shouldn't have done that he takes ownership in the first place.
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Dr. Gaetner is by far one of the best psychiatrists we have ever dealt with... which is saying a lot since my husband has had a major mental illness for over thirty years. He is competent and professional as well as caring and perceptive. I would highly recommend him.... the problem is that he doesn't see many new patients because once he becomes your doctor, you never want to switch.
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About Me

WHAT WE DO:

Gaertner Psychiatric PC is a full service inpatient and outpatient psychiatric medical practice serving Fredericksburg and Richmond, VA. Gaertner Psychiatric provides psychiatric treatment,  inpatient and outpatient care ...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1983
Ochsner Med Foundation
Residency Hospital
1980
Ochsner Med Foundation
Internship Hospital
1979
Louisiana State University School Of Med In New Orleans New Orleans La
Medical School
1975
Louisiana State Med School
Fellowship Hospital
1983
1980
1979
1975

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average