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Dr. Rama Krishna Yarasani Joins Baystate Wing Hospital Medical Staff

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital announced that Dr. Rama Krishna Yarasani has joined its medical staff and will serve as an adult inpatient psychiatrist.

Yarasani graduated from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, completed his psychiatry residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton, and received his master’s degree in public health from Eastern Kentucky University. He has served as assistant professor of Psychiatry at Marlborough Hospital and attending psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital in Attleboro and Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain, and is a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

“For individuals with mental-health problems who need hospitalization, we provide a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment,” said Dr. David Maguire, chief medical officer for the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center and Baystate Wing Hospital. “Dr. Yarasani brings over 12 years of practice in psychiatry to Baystate Wing Hospital. We are delighted to have him join our team providing in-patient care.” 

In addition to inpatient psychiatric care, Baystate Wing Hospital also offers comprehensive, personalized outpatient behavioral-health and substance-use treatment services through the Griswold Behavioral Health Center.

Yarasani joins a practice that currently has four psychiatrists and three advanced practitioners. The team, which also includes licensed therapists, offers a broad range of services, including individual, couples, family, and group therapy; psychiatric assessment and treatment for children, teens, adults, and elders; substance-use counseling; medication-management services; and clinical groups, including an early recovery group and a women’s recovery group.