Peter W. Gardner, MD

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy


phone: 203-940-2995


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Fears? Phobias? Sports enhancement or performance anxiety? Smoking Cessation? Insomnia? “Hypnotherapy can address many of these issues very effectively.”

Peter W. Gardner, MD is a certified Hypnotherapist who treats Smoking, Anxiety, Fears, Phobias and Habits, Tinnitus, Insomnia among many other things.  He has achieved the status of an Approved Consultant in the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis – he consults with and trains other hypnotherapists.  He is also a Board Member of the New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Gardner is board-certified physician who practiced Gastroenterology and Hepatology for 30 years and is certified, as well, by the American Board of Internal Medicine (in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology).

Dr. Gardner attended Georgetown Medical School and subsequently did his residency and fellowship in Gastroenterology in

New York City and at the University of Connecticut. He entered full-time practice in Stamford 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 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 plans 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 advanced certification in Smoking Cessation. In addition, with his medical background he is able to approach issues from a unique perspective, different from most others who practice hypnosis. For example, if he feels the patient would be better treated with medication or therapies other than hypnosis, he’ll try to identify the medical cause and then suggest to the patient that they see their physician for further treatment. He has practiced hypnosis both while practicing Gastroenterology (several colonoscopies with patients under hypnosis) and now, exclusively.

Dr. Gardner is currently accepting new patients.