Dr. German Hernandez, MD

Dr. German Hernandez, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. German Hernandez, MD is a nephrology specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1998 and specializes in nephrology.Read his story

11989 Pellicano Dr Ste C

El Paso, TX 79936

Contact Information

(915) 857-0700

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Hernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "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). "


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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated


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5  Procedures

  • 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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hernandez to family and friends
13 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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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 (10)

My parents just experienced the most horrible doctor-patient/responsibility and etiquette possible! It’s sad how doctor’s don’t care about their patients true well being anymore, but just about making sure they get paid by the insurances . Although my father had an appointment the doctor refused to...more
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Was very impressed with Dr. Hernandez. His office was very patient friendly and he himself has incredible Doctor/patient communication skills. He has a very "calming" tone and is very professional. Recommend him highly.
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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