Dr. Gardner is a Compassionate Physician who treats the whole person.
As a highly-skilled Endocrinologist and a Psychiatrist, he will perform a thorough evaluation. Whether you have a psychiatric issue, an endocrine issue, or both, Dr. Gardner's whole-person approach to medicine allows him to view your symptoms from both a physiological and psychological perspective, saving you time and possibly multiple visits to other specialists.
There are three ways to consult with Dr. Gardner.
About Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner is a compassionate physician who offers comprehensive psychiatric care. As both an endocrinologist and a psychiatrist with an office in Santa Rosa and a second office opening in Long Beach, California, Dr. Gardner has special insight into patients suffering with overlapping hormonal and mood imbalances.
Dr. Gardner was rigorously trained at NYU, Stanford, Washington University and University of California at San Diego. He has extensive experience restoring wellness in patients who have coped with challenging psychiatric disorders and adverse life circumstances.
Dr. Gardner contributed to the discovery of the genetic code by identifying the specific DNA nucleotides that encode animo acids.
Dr. Gardner’s psychiatric care is said to be “comprehensive” because he draws upon all the available information, e.g., lab results, nutritional deficiencies, endocrine abnormalities (e.g., thyroid, estrogen or testosterone imbalances), and medical diseases that may contribute to an underlying psychiatric illness.
Dr. Gardner is also an expert pharmacologist. He excels at balancing medications in a nuanced fashion using conservative doses that in many cases result in remission of symptoms in patients that have been deemed treatment resistant. Dr. Gardner was an early proponent of using low doses of medications from other classes (e.g., Abilify, Lamictal) to augment response to antidepressants before this practice was widely adopted.
If you are in California and would like a consultation or further information you may contact the office. (Due to license laws, Dr. Gardner can’t consult with out-of-state patients unless they come into California.) Dr. Gardner currently has a practice office in Santa Rosa (Northern California) and is beginning to see patients in Southern California through tele-psychiatry and twice-yearly visits to the Long Beach area.
“Dr. Gardner saved my life at a time when I didn't think I could see a tomorrow. He was brilliant at finding the right meds and is so non-judgmental. I felt supported and like I wasn't alone in my despair!”