Our Providers

W. Ronald Gaertner, M.D., L.F.A.P.A.,A.B.A.M.

Dr. Gaertner formed Gaertner Psychiatric PC in 2013 to provide outpatient psychiatric services in Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia and inpatient services at Snowden at Fredericksburg, affiliated with Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.  Since 2007 he has been the Medical Director at Snowden and for Behavioral Health Services at Mary Washington Hospital.  Previously he served as the Behavioral Health Services Regional Director for Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Medical Director for Outpatient Substance Abuse for VCU Health Systems, MCV Physicians in Richmond.

Dr. Gaertner completed his medical degree at Louisiana State School of Medicine and his psychiatric residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA.  He also completed a fellowship in the study of autistic disorders.  Dr. Gaertner is board certified in both psychiatry and addictionology.

OUTPATIENT AND INPATIENT SERVICES:  FREDERICKSBURG

Elizabeth Wheatley, D.N.P.,F.N.P.-C., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C .
INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CARE

Dr. Wheatley has over 38 years experience in healthcare and has nurse practitioner practice experience in family practice as well as in psychiatric care. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Florida State University and a Masters in Human Relations from Liberty University.  She has also earned a Masters in Nursing and Post Masters certificate from the University of Virginia. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She further earned her Doctor of Nursing degree from University of South Alabama with a doctoral project entitled “Assessment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Diagnosis, Interventions, and Length of Stay Quality Improvement Initiative.”

Dr. Wheatley’s mental health practice includes an interest in individual experience and impact of trauma as well as religious education and support services related to trauma impact and support. Her practice philosophy is a partnership with patients from a holistic perspective. This includes medical, psychosocial, and spiritual elements as needed by individual patients.

Professional memberships include: Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa Chapter; American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners; and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Dr. Wheatley provides both inpatient services at Snowden at Fredericksburg and outpatient services at the Gaertner Psychiatric office in Fredericksburg.

Outside her nurse practitioner responsibilities, she enjoys time with her family, gardening, fishing, and assorted creative activities.

Emily Torres FNP
INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CARE

Ms. Torres is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She entered into the mental health field in 2001 working with children in a residential facility. She completed her nursing degree in 2005. Ms. Torres continued to serve the mental health community in various capacities including as a case manager, care coordinator, charge nurse and nurse educator. She completed her Bachelors of Science of Nursing in 2017, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Capella University. Most recently, Ms. Torres finished her Masters of Science in Nursing from Simmons University, and joined Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. Ms. Torres will be seeing both inpatients and outpatients for Gaertner Psychiatric, PC in Fredericksburg.

In her free time, she enjoys trail hiking and participating in competitive running venues.

Vicki McKay, N.P.
INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CARE

Ms. McKay graduated from nursing school in 1982 and was awarded her master’s degree from Catholic University in 1989 with majors in Nursing Education and Pediatrics. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for 25 years.

She graduated from Rush University in 2008 with a post-masters certification as a family psychiatric nurse practitioner and has practiced exclusively in psychiatry since then. In 2009 she received a second post masters degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatry.

Ms. McKay has experience in the diagnosis and medication management of children,adolescents and adults needing evaluation and treatment for mental health concerns.

Henna Habib PA-C
OUTPATIENT CARE

Ms. Habib is a 2015 graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, receiving her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh in 2017. In addition to specializing in outpatient psychiatry for two years, her clinical experience includes pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery.

At Gaertner Psychiatry, she provides outpatient services and specializes in medication management for all age groups, including children, adolescents, and adults. She will be treating outpatients in the Fredericksburg office.

She is married with one newborn son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

Yeganeh Jalaeian, DNP, MS, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CARE

Dr. Jalaeian has more than 14 years of experience in health care. She is dually certified in family and psychiatric mental health fields.

Dr. Jalaeian earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, followed by Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky. She further received a postmaster certificate in Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) through GMU. Her philosophy in patient care is to follow evidence-based practice and shared-decision-making model.

She is a science enthusiast. Prior to switching her career to health care, she earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Tabriz University in Iran, followed by a master’s degree in toxicology from American University in Washington DC, and she taught biology at community college.
Outside her nurse practitioner role, she enjoys learning about world history, exploring different cultures, and learning Spanish language.

Angela Friend, FNP
INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CARE

Ms. Friend is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She started her nursing career in 2007 in San Antonio Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She has over fifteen years of nursing experience in various areas of nursing including Med-Surg, Emergency Department and Inpatient Psychiatry.

Ms Friend will be working at Snowden at Fredericksburg for inpatient care as well as treating outpatients in the Fredericksburg office. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, her 3 grown children and her 3 grandchildren.

Partam Manalai, MD,FAPA
Diplomat ABPN, Diplomat ABPM-Addiction Medicine, Diplomat ABAM
INPATIENT CARE

Dr. Manalai provides inpatient services at Snowden at Fredericksburg, affiliated with Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Dr. Manalai is associate clinical professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and has remained associate professor of Howard University College of medicine and Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services as well Director of Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Howard University Hospital. Before that, Dr. Manalai had worked in Richmond, VA after graduating from St. Elizabeths Residency Training Program in Washington DC. Dr. Manalai is board certified in psychiatry (American Board Psychiatry and Neurology), Addiction medicine (American Board of Addiction Medicine), and addiction medicine (American Board of Preventive Medicine-addiction medicine).

Allison Foroobar, MD
INPATIENT CARE

Allison Foroobar, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at Snowden where she sees inpatient adolescents and outpatient adults. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and completed her medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

She then completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in general pediatrics, adult and child psychiatry where she also served as chief resident.

She worked as an outpatient psychiatrist for children, adolescents and adults prior to coming to Snowden. She provides comprehensive care for adolescents, and adults, while partnering with her patients’ families and other specialists to promote mental health and wellness.

Sujarani Koolipurackal, NP
INPATIENT CARE H & P PROCESS

Ms. Suja Koolipurackal is joining the team with more than 25 years of experience in various fields of nursing. She had her BSN in 1991 and Master’s in nursing in 1994.

She had her Post Master’s certification course in Wound Ostomy and Continence from UVA school of Nursing in 2011 and is currently certified by WOCNB in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence specialty. She has her Post Master’s Certification in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Program from the Maryville University of St Louis and is Board Certified by ANCC. Suja believes in a holistic approach to health and recognizes the importance of mental health in achieving optimal health and wellbeing of an individual.

Suja likes to do traveling, gardening, and enjoy nature with her family and friends.

Auryana Malek FNP
INPATIENT CARE H & P PROCESS

Ms. Malek graduated from George Washington University with her Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She has experience in critical care and Post Anesthesia Care Unit as a Registered Nurse. She specializes in pain management.

Ms. Malek will be working with inpatient care only at Snowden at Fredericksburg and Mary Washington Hospital.

Sini Eapen, FNP
INPATIENT CARE H & P PROCESS

Mrs. Sini Eapen is a Family Nurse practitioner with 15 years of experience in healthcare.

As a nurse she fulfilled 15 yrs of bedside nursing that include postop and ER. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a family nurse practitioner and is a strong proponent of providing holistic care to her patients. She works at Snowden at Fredericksburg and provides inpatient care only.

She resides in Leesburg, VA, with her husband, two kids and her puppy “Skye”, a miniature golden doodle. When not working, Sini enjoys spending her time with her family, listening to music, travelling, and hiking and participating in church activities.

Sreeja Jayakumar FNP
INPATIENT CARE H & P PROCESS

Ms. Jayakumar is a board certified family nurse practitioner who has over 15 years of experience in health care field.

She completed her Bachelors degree in Nursing from Medical College, India and her Masters in Nursing from South University in Savannah, GA, specializing in family medicine.

She is devoted to providing continuing and comprehensive healthcare to patients in a hospital setting. She believes it is important to empower the patient with knowledge and management of their condition. She works at Snowden at Fredericksburg for inpatient care only.

Ms. Jayakumar likes to spend her spare time traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

MISSION STATEMENT

To treat you as a “whole person” and not just a diagnosis.

To assist you in your overall mental health.

To provide you with psychiatric care and medication management.

To provide you psychiatric medical care that you can trust.

To provide you with inpatient and outpatient care and support.

About Us

Gaertner Psychiatric PC is made up of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant Providers dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their maximum potential. Gaertner Psychiatric PC provides a treatment team of specialists to each client served.

621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ste 201, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-372-2028

3721 Westerre Parkway, Ste 7F, Henrico, VA 23233
804-269-4916

Susan Dunmyer - Administrator
540-372-2028

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Fredericksburg Office

Richmond Office

Effective: January 1, 2022

Our location address will be renamed to:
621 Emancipation HWY, Suite 201
Fredericksburg, VA 22401