Howard Hernandez, M.D.

Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Board Certified Psychiatrist

Provider type: Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent

Services Provided: Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation / Medication Management

About Howard Hernandez, M.D.

Dr. Hernandez provides psychiatric and psychopharmacological (medical) consult, assessment, and treatment of individuals with ages 3 years to 30 years. He has a family systems and strength-based approach to treatment. He also provides psychiatric consults whether medication is indicated, can be helpful, or not advised.

All new patients must be currently receiving regular psychotherapy unless deemed otherwise. If a patient is wishing to obtain psychotherapy, they may request such services at CFPS at the same time. Telehealth option would be possible if deemed clinically appropriate.

His clinical interests include positive psychology, anxiety and mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADD/ADHD), post-traumatic stress, psychosis, personality disorders, LGBTQI2-S and minority populations health; relationship difficulties; cultural psychiatry and child behavioral issues and collaborating with systems of care for the patient and family.

Specialties

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Childhood Behavioral Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Encopresis/Enuresis
  • Ethnic Identity/Acculturation
  • Family Therapy/Parenting
  • Gender
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medical / Health Related Conditions
  • Medication Management
  • Mindfulness Based Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Related Behavioral Difficulties
  • Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Selective Mutism
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Tics
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Young Child (ages 0-6)
  • Education & Certifications

    Howard Hernandez M.D. completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center serving as chief fellow. He completed his residency in General Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.

    Before joining CFPS, Dr. Hernandez was employed at Tufts Medical Center, Fenway Community Health Center, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center serving a variety of populations. He is a psychiatrist for the U.S. Army Reserves, and is a board member at Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA.

    Dr. Hernandez is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.

    Locations

    Lexington

    110 Hartwell Avenue, Suite 330
    Lexington, MA 02421

    Telehealth
    Weymouth – Outpatient

    169 Libbey Parkway
    Weymouth, MA 02189