Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 59

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Fernandes has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fernandes to book an appointment.


Locations

Woodlands Heart & Vascular Institute

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(832) 562-3974
Woodlands Heart & Vascular Institute920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 520 Shenandoah, TX 77380
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Fernandes' Reviews

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4.4

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I've been going to the woodlands Heart Institute since 2018. I am pleased with the attentive Customer Service of the Staff. The doctor's attention to detail and patient care has resulted in my improved over all health. Thank you Dr. Fernandes. The pass few months have been stressful you guys are awesome!
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Aug 14, 2020
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I really like Dr. Fernandes. She is very personable and caring. She has called me at home before when I had concerns outside of office hours. It seems the office staff has changed. I do miss the ladies who were there when I started seeing her, but the newer staff seems friendly. I trust her with decisions regarding my health.
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Trish Ballast – Jul 11, 2020
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Best Doctor Ever.
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Jan 16, 2020
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Dec 29, 2019
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Donna Meyers in MN – Jan 30, 2019
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Dec 02, 2018
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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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John in Spring, TX – Nov 18, 2018
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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DP in Magnolia – Jun 23, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 29, 2018
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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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Joann in Conroe, TX – Nov 09, 2017
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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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James Peters in Spring, TX – Aug 16, 2017
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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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George Fairchild in Willis, TX – Jun 17, 2017
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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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Michael Kosobud in The Woodlands TX – May 20, 2017
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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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Elizabeth Amick in Crockett, TX – May 13, 2017
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This woman thinks she is a weight specialist and never addressed my heart problem
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Houston, TX – May 03, 2017
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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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Roger Hindmarsh in Kingwood, Tx – Apr 30, 2017
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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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Robert McFarren in Spring, TX – Apr 27, 2017
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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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kathleen witt in shenandoah,tx – Apr 17, 2017
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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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Spring, TX – Apr 14, 2017
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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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Joshua Stokes in Spring, TX – Mar 08, 2017
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Dr. Fernandes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
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Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fernandes

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fernandes treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fernandes treats other conditions, please contact the office at (832) 562-3974.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Heart Palpitations more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Hypertensive Heart Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Hypertensive Heart Disease more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Hypertension
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Hypertension more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Check Dr. Fernandes' experience treating your condition or procedure

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

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Laura Fernandes, MD is a practicing interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX.   Dr. Laura has shared her expertise in the medical community...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2001
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital
1994
Rheumatology Divison at University of Pannsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Hospital do Servidor Publico de Sao Paulo
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe

Conroe, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Shenandoah, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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