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Hand Surgery, fractures
Wrist fractures, hand fractures, hand surgery, carpal tunnel
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1995
Completed in 1999
Completed in 2001
Completed in 2009
Graduated in 2001
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes is a specialist in microsurgery and hand surgery in Wesley Chapel, Florida (FL).
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes hand surgeon in Wesley Chapel, treats every patient with compassion and honesty, in a very caring, supportive environment.
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Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes has offices in two different locations (USF Orthopedics and sports Medicine and Hand Surgery in Tampa and Wesley Chapel).
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes commitment to continuting education and excellence in the field has helped make him a leading hand surgeon throughout the Tampa, FL region.
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English and is able to provide microsurgery and hand surgery in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, Florida (FL), to a wide range of patients.
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As a Hand Surgeon, my goal is to educate and treat every patient with the knowledge, technical expertise and specialty care necessary to diagnose and provide best possible treatment plan.