Edgar Hernandez, MD

Chief Psychiatrist, Washington D.C.

“God has given me the ability. The rest is up to me. Believe. Believe. Believe.” - Billy Mills

Specialty
LGBTQ+
Medication Management
Years of Experience
10
Locations
Virginia
Washington D.C.
Maryland
Education

• St. Mary's University, BS

• University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MD

• Stony Brook University Hospital, Internship

• George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Residency

• Rush University Medical Center, Residency

• New York University School of Medicine - NYU Langone Medical Center, Fellowship

Languages
English
Spanish

Dr. Edgar I. Hernandez is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. He has been practicing for over 10 years. His areas of interest includes psychopharmacology, interventional psychiatry, and medical education.

Dr. Hernandez’s practice focuses on medication management. He typically offers this in conjunction with supportive psychotherapy in 30-minutes follow up visits. However, Dr. Hernandez understands the importance of psychotherapy and may ask to bring in a therapist into your treatment team to provide the best care and outcome.

Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. While his career began in surgery, Dr. Hernandez found that his most satisfying moments came from sitting down and talking with his patients about their problems. As his interest shifted to focus on emotional health, Dr. Hernandez completed his general psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. and then joined Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Assistant Chief of Psychiatry.

Dr. Hernandez has gained extensive experience treating various psychiatric disorders in diverse populations including minority patients, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans. He has focused his career in treating treatment-resistant mood disorders with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. Hernandez also has a passion for the transformation of healthcare with the use of technology.




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