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Lisa Fortuna, MD

Accepting New Patients Board Certified Telehealth Offered
  • UCR Health Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
    3390 University Avenue, Suite 115
    Riverside, CA 92501


English, Spanish
Patient Philosophy
I take a collaborative and respectful stance towards each of my patient's and, when appropriate, their family's understanding of their needs and care preferences.
Provider Bio
Lisa Fortuna, MD specializes in Psychiatry at UCR Health Psychiatry. As a bilingual, bicultural adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist originally from Puerto Rico and the Northeast US, the top conditions Dr. Fortuna treats are post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is also a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry for the UCR School of Medicine.
Personal Highlights
  • Outside of medicine, what do you enjoy doing? I am an avid runner, I like hiking, playing music (ukulele, flute, even if badly) and playing with my dog.
  • Why did you go into medicine? I was moved by the potential to work with individuals and families, in their journeys in health, well-being and healing. I enjoyed the idea of combining science, medicine, and social responsibility towards improving the well-being of communities.
  • What are the unique skills you have as a physician? I am fluent in Spanish and trained in the integration of spiritual topics in care. I am a provider and researcher in evidence based care for traumatic stress across the lifespan.
  • What do you bring to Riverside County/Coachella Valley and its community? I have 20+ years of clinical experience and mental health programs development. I have a demonstrated committment to community health and partnerships, and I have particular experience in working with immigrant communities to advance health as the individual and community levels.


Medical Services
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, 2015
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry, Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, 2001
Training / Memberships
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
  • American Psychiatric Association, 1997
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2008
  • American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2017
Accepted Insurances
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • IEHP
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
We accept most major PPOs and HMOs. If you have questions about your insurance provider, our team will be happy to help.


  • St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • St. Vincent's Hospital – General Adult Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital – Pediatric Health Services Research
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