Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, MD

General Surgery | Male | 62 years old

General surgery is what I love to do, bariatric surgery is the most rewarding but...Read more

Alfredo Fernandez, M.D., P.A.
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General surgery is what I love to do, bariatric surgery is the most rewarding but the ability and opportunity to...

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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3.3 based on 24 responses
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Fernandez
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (24)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (24)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (24)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fernandez's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (24)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (24)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (24)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (22)
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Dr. Fernandez says

Patients,

I sincerely apologize for my prior staff not getting back to patients timely. As of January 2016, everyone in my office is new. Moving forward, our goal is to provide the best, quality, timely care possible. You, the patient, have to do your part as well. If you are ready to move forward, have questions, concerns, etc., don't wait 9 months to hear from my staff. Make your health your priority and follow up with the office until you get answers. This demonstrates your interest in the process and desire to get your surgery. It is no one's fault but yours if you dropped the ball for 9 months and did nothing. Please, call the office and get them to get you what you need. I look forward to seeing you in the office. Dr. Fernandez

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in Palm Harbor, FL |
He is a terrible person and has no compassion for the bariatric patient. He also did not care to read my medical history, having written a nasty letter to me recommending immediate psychiatric care. STEER CLEAR he is a terrible person and his staff are liars.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Fernandez staff has been awesome! Everyone I've talked to has been patient, kind and very helpful! I feel like a valued patient.
in Brandon, FL |
Poor communication. Never called to schedule appt. It has been 9 months since I went for inital visit, psych appt, nutritionist appt. I had all the information ready from insurance as well. Office staff is not friendly or accomodating.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Unphu), Escuela De Medicina

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1981

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Fellow of Project Hope, 1986
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Fernandez's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Fernandez

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fernandez's Care Philosophy

General surgery is what I love to do, bariatric surgery is the most rewarding but the ability and opportunity to provide the highest quality healthare to my patients is what I live for.

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Dr. Fernandez says...

Patients,

I sincerely apologize for my prior staff not getting back to patients timely. As of January 2016, everyone in my office is new. Moving forward, our goal is to provide the best, quality, timely care possible. You, the patient, have to do your part as well. If you are ready to move forward, have questions, concerns, etc., don't wait 9 months to hear from my staff. Make your health your priority and follow up with the office until you get answers. This demonstrates your interest in the process and desire to get your surgery. It is no one's fault but yours if you dropped the ball for 9 months and did nothing. Please, call the office and get them to get you what you need. I look forward to seeing you in the office. Dr. Fernandez