Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Essential Tremor Resources
- Huntington's Disease
- Movement Disorders
- Myoclonus (muscle twitch)
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Parkinson's Disease
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Tardive Dyskinesia
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brown University / Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Providence, RI USA
Residency - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
Internship - University of Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - University Virgen Milagrosa Institute of Medicine
San Carlos City,
Undergraduate - University of Santo Tomas
Research & Publications
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As of 10/16/2017, Dr. Fernandez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Fernandez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Teva Neuroscience
- Sunovian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
- Pfizer, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
205 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017
The doctor focused on my tremors, said that they could be controlled, and provided medicine. He never said anything about what to do if the medicine didn't work or whether I would ever need to see him again. I was surprised that he didn't tell me how to proceed with finding help for my leg pain, such as referring me to one of your great doctors. The leg pain is what keeps me from sleeping at night.
Reviewed on May 8, 2017
The Nurse RAN back 3 times to get info that was forgotten. The Dr. never touched me except to shake my hand. The Dr. did not create an atmosphere for exchange of info. The Dr. took a personal phone call in the exam room. The phone rang 3 more times, but he did not answer those. He sat in the farthest chair from me. He did not take notes in any fashion. This is obvious since he made mistakes in the report. I was very disappointed as we drove several hours to a premier clinic and did not receive that level of care.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017
Dr Fernandez is great. I feel he really cares and knows me.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017
Sometimes, Dr. Fernandez seems deep in thought when with me and I hesitate to distract him with too many questions. I feel some needed communication is missing - like, how I am progressing with Parkinson's, what stage am I at, what kind of things should I be preparing for in the future, etc. He's always seemed very nice and is kind. But...I just hesitate to ask him questions because I feel like I'm taking up too much of his time. I'm going to work at utilizing my time with him better in the future, by asking more questions. I thought of several things I should have told him after my appointment just recently. Like that I'm experiencing shortness of breath at times and I'm clenching my teeth without consciously being aware that I'm doing it.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017
i know my doctor's recommendations are what's best, even if I struggle with them.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2017
I appreciate - very much the Dr. Fernandez & his staff are good listeners & provide me with answers to my questions about my condition.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
He made a decision about my health based on my appearance as soon as he entered room. He didn't listen to me or his intern. I left extremely upset.
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