Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. She specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read her story

Woodlands Heart & Vascular Institute

920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 520

Shenandoah, TX 77380
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fernandes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Swelling
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Limb Swelling more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Venous Insufficiency
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Venous Insufficiency more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency

About Me

Dr. Laura Fernandes is a kind and compassionate doctor who treats each patient with patience and understanding. She counsels her patients on living a healthy lifestyle and coaches them on how to make good choices for their wellbeing.  "No two pa...

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Thomas Jefferson University
Internship Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital
Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital
1994
Rheumatology Divison at University of Pannsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Hospital do Servidor Publico de Sao Paulo
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Federal University Of Pernambuco-Pe
Medical School
Federal University of Pernambuco / Center of Health Science
Undergraduate School
2001
1997
1994
1988
1985

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Score on Rheumatology Fellowship Examination at Hospital do Servidor Publico, 1988
  • Best Score on Rheumatology Board Examination by Brazilian Rheumatology Society, 1989
  • Best Score on Internal Medicine Residency Examination at Hospital do Servidor Publico, 1986
  • Excellence in Vascular Events Research Education Science and Technology, 2000
  • Graduated as M.D. as one of the top ten students, 1985

Dr. Fernandes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fernandes

4.4

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Dr Fernandes was great as was the staff. Very knowledgeable and has your best interests at heart.
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I went to Dr. Fernandes with multiple symptoms. She is very thorough, knowledgeable, and she has a sense of humor- when appropriate. Her findings from testing revealed things far different than the on line symptom checkers. Some in her staff were very helpful. I have recommended and would definitely recommend to someone in need to see a good cardiologist.
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Dr. Fernandes and her team are amazing! They’re all friendly, and I never feel rushed. Everyone takes their time to explain tests, results, reasons for tests - everything. I also feel like she’s trying to get to the root of the problem. She truly care about her patients and it comes through in her demeanor and her staff.
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She saved my life. I was on my way to a heart attack! This Dr gave me information that can Reverse Heart Disease. Have you see "Forks Over Knives"? The most eye opening thing I've ever seen. For the 1st time I learned that my high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. could be reversed by changing my 'lifestyle'. Today I am so thankful to give a good report. Cholesterol dropped 113 pts, triglycerides dropped, my BP meds were cut in half. All this in 5 months. On MY WAY to health - join me!
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Dr.Fernandes is an outstanding caring professional who listens to you and CARES about your health.She and her staff provide a warm and welcoming office setting where you feel completely at home.I would highly recommend Dr. Fernandes and her staff for your health needs.She is my Cardiologist and I just had my leg veins done in the office yesterday-I feel great!!
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I have been Dr Fernandes patient over five years. She is compassionate and I never feel rushed. Her staff is friendly and efficient reflecting her caring and professionalism. I have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so. The best doctor I have ever had.. .
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Dr. Fernandes is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the Cardiology field! Her compassion and expertise made me feel extremely comfortable and would recommend her without hesitation!!
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Dr. Fernandes is absolutely the best! She takes her time with you, and never seems to be in a rush. My husband can be quite the challenge as a patient, and he is thrilled with her! She is definitely a plus for the medical community!
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This woman thinks she is a weight specialist and never addressed my heart problem
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If you need a cardiologist she is the one. She is old school in practice, but also state-of-the-art in terms of medical advances. I am 100% comfortable putting my life in her hands. Her referral for cardiac ablation to Dr. V was top notch. Very easy to talk to. You will not be disappointed.
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Dr. Fernandes and her staff treat me like family. Like family, she is concerned about all aspects of my health. She is more concerned about fixing problems than symptoms. She has sent me to other Dr's to fix a deviated septum, sleep apnea, etc. My son recommended me to see her last summer. I went from a very weak heart to an almost normal heart in about 6 months. She has probably saved my life. I have also recommended that my wife see her and get checked out. I strongly recommend her to anyone.
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she set me straight. her and her staff makes you feel like family. she takes time to listen. i would recommend her to everybody.
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We love Dr. Laura :-) On a scale of 1-10, she's a perfect 11! She takes the time to clearly explain everything she is doing or recommending...she just doesn't "push" pills because it's easier. She is very knowledgeable, attentive, and informative. Great attention to detail.
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I highly recommend Dr. Laura Fernandes to anyone looking for an outstanding cardiologist. She truly cares about the health and well being of her patients. She will leave no rock unturned until she gets to the heart of the matter as she is extremely thorough. Dr. Fernandes wont rush through any visit, takes the time to listen and address any and all concerns. She explains everything clearly and makes sure that you understand what your condition is.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Fernandes. I have been going to her for the past year and a half. She is the best doctor that I have seen in my 69 years. She is very caring about her patients and she is not one of those quick IN and OUT doctors. She explains the health condition and spends time with her patient and will answer any questions in regard to their condition. If you are looking for a Cardiologist, Dr. Fernandes is the doctor for you.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Fernandes to others. She is AMAZING!!! From the moment I met her, I knew that I had selected the right cardiologist. Her interaction with her patients is consistent, comical and very caring. Her energy is contagious. Dr. Fernandes is very firm with delivering her thoughts on proper healthcare but that is because she truly wants her patients to live long and healthy lives. Her entire staff is OUTSTANDING as well. WARM, FRIENDLY & WELCOMING.
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Dr. Fernandes saved my husbands life. Due to her quick thinking of everything she was able to Dx my husband very quickly. Now my husband is HEALTHY and is no longer Diabetic and no longer has heart problems. She is amazing!
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My wife started with DR. Fernandez and made me go. She is the best Interventional Cardiologist I have ever seen in my 70 years. Thoughtful, caring, intelligent and she has a staff second to none. I recently had her do a vein ablation to cure my veracious veins and swelling, today I have neither problem. She also went out of her way one early morning when my wife needed a sign off for an operation by her cardiologist. The other doctor had an approval in minutes.
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
Medicaid
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Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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Molina
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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