Dr. W Gaertner, MD


Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male

Gaertner Psychiatric 603 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Get Directions
Dr. W Gaertner, MD
Dr. W Gaertner, MD is an adult & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Fredericksburg, VA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Gaertner is affiliated with Stafford Hospital and Mary Washington Hospital.

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Dr. Gaertner's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in manchester Tennessee |
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
in Stafford, VA |
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
Fredericksburg, VA |
Rude staff, incorrect Rx and numberous billing issues
in Chesterfield, VA |
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.
in Richmond, VA |
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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Dr. Gaertner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic 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
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University School Of Med In New Orleans New Orleans La

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Med Foundation

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Med Foundation

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Louisiana State Med School

    Completed in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)