Dr. German Hernandez, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. German Hernandez, MD
Dr. German Hernandez is an Associate Nephrologist with El Paso Kidney Specialists, P.A. and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC). Dr. Hernandez obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Hernandez also completed his nephrology fellowship training at UCSF and underwent Advanced Training in Clinical Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Hernandez then joined the nephrology Faculty at UCSF as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholar in health disparities. Dr. Hernandez has been in clinical practice in El Paso, Texas for the past twelve years. He has received various honors and awards including National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems President's Award, the TTUHSC President's Young Investigator Award, and the TTUHSC Dean's Young Investigator Award. Dr. Hernandez serves at the site principal investigator for several multi-center studies, sponsored by both industry and the National Institutes of Health, with the goal of increasing the representation of Hispanic patients in clinical trials. He received the Clinical Science Research Award, from the NIH/NIDDK's Network of Minority Research Investigators in 2009. Dr. Hernandez is a member of several professional organizations and has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the American College of Physicians. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) and is on the editorial board of ISHIB's journal Ethnicity & Disease. He also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for the End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas (ESRD Network 14).

1310 Murchison Dr Ste 100

El Paso, TX 79902

Contact Information

(915) 544-4500

Dr. German Hernandez, MD

Dr. German Hernandez, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Hernandez's Experience

Dr. Hernandez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Nephrology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hungry Bone Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lupus
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Hemodialysis
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Autologous Kidney
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Transplanted Kidney
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Therapeutic Apheresis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ucsf-Advanced Training In Clinical Research
    Other Education | Completed 2004
  • Ucsf/San Francisco General Hospital-Chief Medical Resident
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hernandez to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Hernandez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Hernandez is a very ethical and professional doctor. To him the patient always comes first. I like that we work together to come up with my treatment. He explains to me the changes that he wants to make and considers my opinion in making such changes.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Hernandez is a very professional physician. He has excellent knowledge of the medical field. He is one of those physicians you look forward to his visits because his patient-doctor interaction is very good. He is not just staring at a computer screen the entire visit. If you are looking for a nephrologist who knows his field and treats patients with dignity, look no further.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Hernandez has an excellent bedside manner, a big heart, and is a man of admirable character. He takes the time to get to know his patients and manages one's health as if you are his #1 priority. He's a brain; very intelligent and extremely well versed in his profession. He always addresses questions professionally and thoroughly, never rushing through your appointment to get to the next one. Overall, he's a great doc!
in El Paso, TX |
I love to go see him. He is simply a great doctor. He explains everything very throughly. He gives you his full attention and answers all your questions. His staff is just as incredible. They are friendly, helpful and supportive. I am blessed he is my doctor. Thanks doc for everything you do for me.
in El Paso,TX |
Dr. Hernandez is amazing!!! He has been treating me for 9+ years for my CKD. He is very attentive and an expert in his field. I wish all kidney patients would be as blessed as I am to have him as my nephrologist!!
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. German Hernandez was my Mother's doctor ten years ago until her passing and continues to be my 67 year Down Syndrome brother's doctor to date. There are not enough words to express his knowledge of medicine, his kindness, his professionalism and humanity. He is a man of faith and always listens to you. We are lucky to have in our lives.
Las Cruces, NM |
I have been under Dr. Hernandez's care for three years and find him to be knowledgeable, professional and very caring. He is the real deal when you need a specialist.
in El Paso, TX |
Best doctor! He takes the time and patience to get to know you and your family. He genuinely cares about your health. If only all doctors were like Dr. Hernandez!
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Dr. Hernandez accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Hernandez has admitting privileges

Del Sol Medical Center
10301 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79925
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Las Palmas Medical Center
1801 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902
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Providence Memorial Hospital
2001 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902
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Sierra Medical Center
1625 Medical Center Dr
El Paso, TX 79902
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Sierra Providence East Medical Center
3280 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
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University Medical Center of El Paso
4815 Alameda Ave
El Paso, TX 79905
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