Dr. Peter Gardner
Peter W. Gardner, MD is a board-certified physician who practiced Gastroenterology and Hepatology for 30 years. He has now shifted his focus to hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Dr. Gardner is an Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine (in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology).
Dr. Gardner attended Georgetown Medical School and subsequently did his residency in Internal Medicine in New York City and then fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Connecticut. He entered full-time practice in Stamford, CT in 1984.
While practicing in Stamford he was the Chief of Gastroenterology at Stamford Hospital and remains on the staff, and is also on the staff of Greenwich Hospital and New York (Columbia) Presbyterian Hospital. He has co-authored of a number of papers including several on Hepatitis C. In addition, he was chairman of the Quality Improvement Committee of one of the major healthcare companies in Connecticut.
On a more personal note, Dr. Gardner played tennis for the University of North Carolina, and while there was Chairman of the Honor Court, wrote two honors thesis papers, and was a member of the ZBT fraternity. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Gardner focuses on conditions that are amenable to hypnosis and for which there is compelling evidence of its effectiveness. He has further study in Smoking Cessation, Sports Performance, Weight Loss, Pain Management, PTSD and Therapeutic Imagery among others. In addition, with his medical background he is able to approach issues from a unique perspective - different from most others who practice hypnosis. If he feels the person would be better treated with medication or therapies other than hypnosis, he would suggest that person see their physician for appropriate assessment and treatment. He has used hypnosis both while practicing Gastroenterology (several colonoscopies with patients under hypnosis) and now as an effective therapy for other conditions.
Dr. Gardner sees patients from as far away as New Jersey to as close as Westchester (Harrison, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Yonkers, Hartsdale, Bedford, Pound Ridge and Mount Kisco). His office is in Southern Connecticut thus most patients come from Fairfield County (Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Westport, Wilton, and further east).
Dr. Gardner is currently accepting new patients.
See Dr. Gardner's complete profile on Psychology Today.