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Gail Fernandez, MD

Dr Gail Fernandez is a board certified child psychiatrist and is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr Fernandez received her MD degree and General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric training at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Her community work includes Medical Director for FOCUS a program specializing in treatment of sexually abused children and their families. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 101


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What is a child and adolescent psychiatrist? As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, my job is to evaluate and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. Child …