Treatment & Services
- Allergy Immunotherapy
- Allergy Skin Tests
- Allergy Tests
- Blood Test (rast) For Allergies
- Blood Tests
- Diagnosing Asthma
- Diagnostic Skin Testing For Food, Inhalant, And Drug Allergy
- Exhaled Breath Analysis
- Food Challenge Test
- Immunodeficiency Evaluation
- Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy
- Peak Flow Meter
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Screening and Testing
- Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Airborne Allergens
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Allergic Disorders
- Allergy Skin Testing
- Bee Stings
- Chronic Rhinosinusitis
- Egg Allergy
- Environmental Allergies
- Fish Allergy
- Food Allergies
- Hay Fever
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Insect Sting Allergies
- Latex Allergy
- Medication Allergies
- Milk Allergies
- Milk Allergy
- Nut Allergy
- Ocular Allergies
- Seasonal Allergies
- Shellfish Allergy
- Soy Allergy
- Wheat Allergy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA USA
Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
Primary Immunodeficiency, CVID, hypogammaglobulinemia, drug allergy, recurrent infections
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 2/15/2017, 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:
- Shire US, 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.
78 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||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
dr. Fernandez is outstanding. excellent clinically and an excellent communicator.
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017
Dr. James Fernandez provides exceptional and thoughtful care. He is "a pot of gold" for immunology patients; Dr. Fernandez improves our quality of life dramatically - and he does it with kindness.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
Very productive visit. The doctor did not make me feel rushed at all and answered all of my questions.
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
Dr. Fernandez is by far the most knowledgable allergist/immunologist I have ever encountered. His expertise in immunology is unsurpassed in the field. In addition, he listens to all of my concerns and is attentive to my needs. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to receive care from Dr. Fernandez.
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016
Outstanding professional and very caring.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016
Dr. Fernandez represents the best in class and is the type of physician that makes Cleveland Clinic world class. His manner was attentive, polite and informative
Reviewed on May 31, 2016
Dr. Fernandez is one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and personable physicians I have ever met. He looks you in the eyes, listens intently and you know that he completely understood because he offers solutions that make sense. It's no wonder it takes some time to get an appointment because he is definitely one of the good ones.
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
Dr. Fernandez was thorough, knowledgeable and kind. He is one of the few primary immunodeficiency experts in the world. I am grateful Cleveland Clinic provides his expertise.
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