Dr. German Hernandez, MD

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El Paso Kidney Specialists 1310 Murchison Dr Ste 100 El Paso, TX 79902 Get Directions
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).

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El Paso Kidney Specialists1310 Murchison Dr Ste 100
El Paso, TX 79902
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based on 9 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Hernandez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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. 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). 

Dr. Hernandez says...

Dr. Hernandez' clinical expertise includes management of hypertension, acute kidney injury, diabetic chronic kidney disease, non-diabetic chronic kidney disease, lupus kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, apheresis, kidney stones, and the medical management of kidney transplant patients before and after transplantation.

Dr. Hernandez says...

Kidney Biopsy

Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Plasma Exchange Therapy

Leukophersis

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  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Ucsf Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Ucsf Medical Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ucsf Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    Ucsf-Advanced Training In Clinical Research

    Completed in 2004

    Ucsf/San Francisco General Hospital-Chief Medical Resident

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

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