Christopher Wiegand, MD, is a general psychiatrist currently in private practice in Tucson.  
Dr. Wiegand has a clinical focus in geriatric psychiatry, and sees adult patients
 ages 18 and older. 

He provides outpatient care from his office at the ALEPH Center, and electroconvulsive therapy at Sonora Behavioral Health.  He is a psychiatric consultant for a local nursing home, Devon Gables. He is a part-time attending at Tucson Medical Center Geropsychiatric Center at Handmaker

In addition, Dr. Wiegand is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona as well as volunteer faculty for the A.T. Still School of Osteopathic Medicine; he donates his time to resident supervision and medical student education, with a strong commitment to training the next generation of psychiatric physicians.  

Dr. Wiegand received his B.A. in Archaeology at the University of Virginia in 1995, his M.D. at the University of Virginia in 1999, and completed Psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona in 2003. Dr. Wiegand is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Wiegand requires direct referral from another physician to take new patients, as his outpatient practice is closed to new patients in general. He does not prescribe opiates, and in general discourages use of benzodiazepines and other potentially addictive substances, including medical cannabis, which typically causes more problems than it solves in patients with psychiatric diagnoses. Dr. Wiegand is a strong supporter of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapies; most problems in life have non-pharmaceutical management options that have better long-term outcomes. At the same time, certain disease states, including most cases of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, require some form of life-long biological intervention.