Dr. W Gaertner, MD

Pediatric Psychiatry •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Gaertner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
3721 Westerre Pkwy Henrico, VA 23233

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Dr. W Gaertner, MD is a Pediatric Psychiatry Specialist in Henrico, VA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gaertner has more experience with Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Med In New Orleans New Orleans La medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaertner to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gaertner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
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HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Gold-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver-VA
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gaertner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gaertner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gaertner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 269-4916.

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.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Borderline Personality Disorder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Personality Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Personality Disorders more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 75% 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.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 81% 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.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Anxiety more than 92% of their peers

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

Psychiatric Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Homicidal Ideation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Homicidal Ideation more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Gaertner treats this condition more than 83% 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.Compare with other Addiction and Substance Abuse specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tobacco Use Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaertner treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 88% of their peers

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

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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
  • 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)
  • 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

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After 10 years of being on my Tourette’s medicine he made my nurse practitioner stop it with only one month to detox myself. This is not something I take for fun or just for anxiety. I have Tourette’s for God sake...I think he’d be a little more understanding… But I guess I got his number… Thanks Dr. Gaetner for no help whatsoever..Your own nurse practitioner ,Sue Duke, Was against stopping my medication... but according to her ,it’s all up to you. This is wrong. How would you like to go thru your life dealing with tics and Tourette’s only because your doctor decides he won’t prescribe you medication anymore...Now I have to call every day trying to find another doctor before the month is up… Unbelievably rude and unprofessional… No care for patients whatsoever
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Sarah Nuckolls – Jun 04, 2020
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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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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lydia Richmond in Fredericksburg, VA – Sep 29, 2018
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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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Cheryl H. in manchester Tennessee – Nov 02, 2016
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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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Bill Hoyt in Stafford, VA – Oct 28, 2016
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Rude staff, incorrect Rx and numberous billing issues
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Fredericksburg, VA – Jun 24, 2016
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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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Emily in Chesterfield, VA – May 16, 2016
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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 and medication management.

Gaertner Psychiatric providers practice a "continuity of care" treatment approach that emphasizes collaboration between you, your psychiatrist or psychiatric provider, your therapist, and anyone you choose among your family members and significant loved ones. Our aim is to help you stabilize your life and to get you from crisis-living to healthy living.

MISSION STATEMENT:

– To treat you as a "whole person" and not just a diagnosis.

– To assist you in your overall mental health.

– To provide you with psychiatric care and medication management.

– To provide you psychiatric medical care that you can trust.

– To provide you with inpatient and outpatient care and support.
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Awards

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Locations

Practice

3721 Westerre Pkwy Henrico, VA 23233
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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