Asian Psychiatry Program

Staffed by Chinese-speaking clinicians familiar with Asian culture

Tufts Medical Center offers a special Asian Psychiatry Program for our patients of Chinese heritage. Led by L.K. George Hsu, MD, our program is one of only a few Asian-focused psychiatric programs in Greater Boston.

Our location near the heart of Chinatown allows us to provide exceptional psychiatric care to members of this vibrant neighborhood and other nearby Asian communities. Our highly skilled providers are not only fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, but they understand Chinese culture.

Addressing the unique needs of Chinese-speaking patients

Because traditional Chinese medicine does not address mental health, many Asian patients with psychiatric disorders have physical (somatoform) symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. We collaborate closely with Tufts Medical Center General Medicine Associates, as well as family practitioners and the South Cove Community Health Center, in providing culturally sensitive and relevant services to our patients.

We believe patient education underpins the successful evaluation and treatment of psychiatric problems, and we take the time to carefully and thoughtfully discuss mental health issues and therapies with our patients.

Our program offers a variety of services, including:
•    Psychiatric consultations
•    Psychopharmacological assessments
•    Psychosocial evaluations
•    Individual psychotherapy
•    Couples counseling
•    Family therapy
•    Group therapy
•    School-based counseling

Additionally, we help patients navigate the entire care process, from helping with access to insurance to securing an interpreter. Our open-door policy means you can come see us, even if your primary care physician isn’t at Tufts Medical Center. 

L.K. George Hsu, MD

L.K. George Hsu, MD

Title(s): Director, Eating Disorders Program; Director, Asian Psychiatry Program; Attending Psychiatrist; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7584
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Eating disorders, Asian psychiatry

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