Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD

CardiologyFemaleAge 60

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Shenandoah, TX. 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 and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fernandes to book an appointment.

Locations

Practice

920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 520 Shenandoah, TX 77380
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Fernandes is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe Conroe, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Fernandes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fernandes

4.4

Based on 55 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (47)
  • Listened & answered questions (45)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (45)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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Great. Based on my experience with other cardiologist, I will stick with her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Randy Tarver – Feb 03, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Trish Ballast – Jul 11, 2020
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Best Doctor Ever.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 16, 2020
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Terrible
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 29, 2019
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Poor
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Donna Meyers in MN – Jan 30, 2019
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Best Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.. .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Spring, TX – Apr 14, 2017
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Experience
Background

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
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hypertensive Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Hypertensive Heart Disease more than 98% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Chest Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fernandes treats Chest Pain more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Fernandes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • 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 Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Shenandoah, TX. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe...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
  • Best Score on Rheumatology Board Examination by Brazilian Rheumatology Society, 1989
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD?

Call (832) 241-9859 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fernandes has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fernandes frequently treats Limb Swelling, Hypertensive Heart Disease, and Chest Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fernandes treats.

Where is Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD's office located?

Dr. Fernandes' office is located at 920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 520, Shenandoah, TX 77380. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Laura Fernandes, MD speak?

Dr. Fernandes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fernandes is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe

Conroe, TX

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Shenandoah, TX

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)