Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD

Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Ponce School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.

509 S Armenia Ave Ste 300

Tampa, FL 33609

Contact Information

(813) 319-0911

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Septal Defect
very high
more than 92% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

9  Procedures

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

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  • Ponce School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University South Fla College Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University South Fla College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University South Fla College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Very, very knowledgeable with my particular atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation problem. His treatment plan was very detailed, he explained it and answered every question I had. Excellent doctor!
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América Saavedra in Tampa, FL – May 12, 2017
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Dr Fernandez talked to our family after rounds and explained my husband's options for treatment in a complete and sensitive manner. He must have spent a half an hour with us answering all our questions and with great compassion and caring. He was a great comfort.
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Idalea Rubin in Sun City Center, FL – Dec 21, 2016
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This is a doctor that the doctors go to. Ask any Critical Care nurse at Tampa General which is the best cardiology team at TGH and they will say FCI. Florida Caridovascular Institute. Dr. Fernandez is extremely profesional, articulate and intelligent.
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Tony P in Tampa, FL – Nov 19, 2016
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