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, his 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. But it doesn't stop there. In his whole person approach, Dr. Gardner helps patients suffering with anxiety through highly-focused mindfulness training.
There are three ways to consult with Dr. Gardner.
About Dr. Gardner
Dr. Gardner is a compassionate physician who offers comprehensive psychiatric care. Because he is both an endocrinologist and a psychiatrist, he has special insight into patients suffering with overlapping hormonal and mood imbalances. 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.
After obtaining his undergraduate education at Princeton University, Dr. Gardner was rigorously trained at NYU, Stanford, Washington University and University of California at San Diego and has extensive experience restoring wellness in patients who have coped with challenging psychiatric disorders and adverse life circumstances.
As an aside, but an early indicator of Dr. Gardner's scientific mind, he discovered and uncovered over half the genetic code (DNA) by identifying the specific RNA nucleotides that encode animo acids (we know that like rocket science to laymen). This life-changing breakthrough in the medical sciences that has unlocked the understanding of genetic abnormalities and can identify genetic markers. This breakthrough merited him the prestigious Borden Award for Academic Research.
He has been a pioneer and thought-leader in the use of mindfulness training to help patients with anxiety and Ketamine to address treatment-resistant depression and draws upon his expert pharmacological background to help his patients. 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 many different medications from other classes (e.g., Abilify, Lamictal) to augment response to antidepressants before this practice was widely adopted. His use of Ketamine for treatment-resistant cases has helped some who have failed standard protocols for major depression.
If you are in California and would like a consultation or further information you may contact the office. (Due to licensing laws, Dr. Gardner can’t consult with out-of-state patients unless they come into California for consultation). Dr. Gardner currently has a practice office in Santa Rosa (Northern California) and consults with patients and physicians in California through his portal.
"Doctor Gardner, I sincerely appreciate and thank you for the years you have helped me with depression."