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Joseph Hernandez - Augusta University. Augusta , GA, US

Joseph Hernandez Joseph Hernandez

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior | Augusta University

Augusta , GA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Hernandez is a leading mental health expert that can provide guidance to those facing addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biography

Dr. Joseph Hernandez is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. He completed his internship, general adult psychiatry residency training and addiction medicine fellowship at Augusta University. Dr. Hernandez joined the faculty in 2019 and is an outpatient psychiatry and addiction medicine doctor at Serenity Behavioral Health. His interests include addictions, depression, anxiety, behavioral change as well as schizophrenia. He uses motivational interviewing to facilitate behavioral change as well as acceptance and mindfulness skills. He provides education on addiction to residents, medical students, physician assistant students and the community at large.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Schizophrenia

Anxiety

Addiction

Depression and Mental Illness

Education (3)

Florida State University: Bachelor's Degree

Florida State University College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine

Augusta University: Internship, residency and fellowship

Dr. Hernandez completed his internship, general adult psychiatry residency training and addiction medicine fellowship at Augusta University.