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Tsung Aw(He/Him/His)

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Adult Psychiatrist, MD
CaliforniaTexas
Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Mood disorders-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Dr. Aw completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed a clinical fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (a branch of psychiatry focusing on the intersection between physical illness and mental illness) at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Subsequently, he then worked in telepsychiatry for three years at Teladoc Health. Finally, he taught part-time/voluntary at various medical schools over the past three years

Dr. Aw's primary interest is the intersection between mental and physical health. Dr. Aw’s philosophy is that one does not exist outside the other. Furthermore, depression and anxiety in patients who are also suffering from medical issues can feel significantly worse, and it is his goal to get patients on a holistic road to recovery.

An ideal patient for Dr. Aw understands that it takes a team to get them feeling better, and it is a collaboration between the patients themselves and Dr. Aw.

He enjoys using a collaborative approach and states:

“There must be buy-in from my patients. Otherwise, they won’t trust my recommendations, and we both should be agreeable to the game plan for getting better.“

Dr. Aw joined Telapsychiatry because he believes telepsychiatry works and significantly impacts patients who would otherwise be unable to get help. Due to that, he has been able to treat about 500 patients a month with telepsychiatry, albeit most of his patients were patients who said they would have never gotten help if telepsychiatry wasn’t an option.


Message to clients

Dr. Aw first became interested in psychiatry due to a family member who had schizophrenia. Subsequently, he saw firsthand how mental illness can impact the entire family. He learned that by improving one person's mental health, he could improve the health of a whole family or even the community.

He enjoys using a collaborative approach and states:

“There must be buy-in from my patients. Otherwise, they won’t trust my recommendations, and we both should be agreeable to the game plan for getting better.“

Dr. Aw joined Telapsychiatry because he believes telepsychiatry works and significantly impacts patients who would otherwise be unable to get help. Due to that, he has been able to treat about 500 patients a month with telepsychiatry, albeit most of his patients were patients who said they would have never gotten help if telepsychiatry wasn’t an option.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years


Yale New Haven Hospital, MD, 2018
Thomas Jefferson Hospital, MD, 2017

Licensure

California: A172860 - Texas: S7840

Languages

English, Malay

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$350 (60min)
  • Initial session:$350 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions:$325undefined
  • Medication management sessions:$250 (25min)