Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o
(49)

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Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 17 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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fernandes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 94% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Fernandes's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Fernandes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandes "Laura Fernandes, MD is a practicing interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Laura has shared her expertise in the medical community for over 30 years and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology and venous reflux disease. Dr. Fernandes, graduated from Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil as one of the top ten students in her class. After completion of her research assignment in Rheumatology at University of Pennsylvania, she fulfilled a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She relocated to the Houston area in 1997 to attend a cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine that was complete in June 2000. Immediately after that fellowship, she continued her training in interventional cardiology at The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. This fellowship was finished in June 2001. HONORS & AWARDS: 2013 The Leading Physicians of the World. Doctors of Excellence. 2012 Patients' Choice Award. Five year honoree for Texas Favorite Physicians. 2011 Patients' Choice Award. Most compassionate Doctor. 2009 America's Top Cardiologist, by Consumers' Research Council of America 2006 America's Top Cardiologist , by Consumers' Research Council of America 2000 Platelet-Monocyte Complex Formation: Effect of PSGL-1 blockade alone with Mac-1 and Abciximab. The study was honor with the EVEREST award (Excellence in Vascular Events Research Education Science and Technology). Award received at the AHA 2000 in New Orleans, LA. 1989 Top score on Rheumatology Board Examination by Brazilian Rheumatology Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1988 Top score on Rheumatology Fellowship Examination at Hospital de Servidor Publico, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1986 Top score on Internal Medicine Residency Examination at Hospital de Servidor Publico, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1985 Graduated as M.D. as one of the top ten students."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandes "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 patients are the same" said Dr. Fernandes.  "I treat each patient as an individual.  I take the time to get to know my patients and their lifestyle which assists me in making a more accurate diagnosis and treatment strategy."  She is focused on serving the cardiac needs of adult patients of all ages, advancing great cardiovascular health and meeting the individual objectives of every patient.

The team at Dr. Laura's office is committed to creating a positive affair from the principal office visit, to the analysis, to technique and development. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandes' practice supports these languages:  Spanish and Portuguese."

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4  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
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21  Procedures

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Fernandes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fernandes' Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernandes to family and friends
49 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Fernandes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Mr Peters, Thank you so much for you positive feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to let us know of your experience.

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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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Thank you for taking the time to review us. The Woodlands Heart & Vascular Institute values all feedback and uses it to improve our services. Have an amazing day!

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