Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6933
Fax:
216.445.2104
Specialties & Treatments

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
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Airborne Allergens
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee Stings
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Fish Allergy
  • Food Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Infection
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Pneumonia
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Urticaria
  • Wheat Allergy
View all 31 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Allergy & Immunology
Boston, MA USA
2012

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
1994

Specialty Interests

Primary Immunodeficiency, CVID, hypogammaglobulinemia, drug allergy, recurrent infections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Fernandez, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/22/2019, 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:

  • CSL Behring
  • 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

90 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Fernandez. He was polite, courteous, and personable. He had reviewed all my records prior to my appointment, which impressed me greatly. With all my medical conditions I see a lot of doctors. He ranks near the top for likeability alone!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Oberall, I think the provider did a great job, in understanding my issues and ordering follow-up tests on . However, I would have liked to receive information on new medications on the market. For example, I have a high eosinophil count, should information about Fasenra have been shared with me? Biologics? I didn't get much information about new treatments for asthma. I also didn't get information on the risks or side-effects of the medications prescribed to me. Hopefully, we can address these issues at the follow-up.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Fernandez always connects the dots in my allergy asthma care.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Although I have been diagnosed with my condition for which I was seeing Dr. Fernandez. I received conflicting and confusing information about from other physicians and was disappointed that the underlying and very uncomfortable and at times disabling symptoms I experienced prior to and after diagnosis and the beginning of treatment showed no signs of meaningful improvement. Dr. Fernandez was able to provide substantial information about these concerns and some specific tests that might provide answers that would then help develop a more targeted treatment for my overall condition. His expertise was apparent in the sheer depth of knowledge and information he shared with me, and did a great job of explaining information so it was easily understood. He also told me about a gastroenterologist st the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in CVID enteropathy, and expedited a referral do that I can be seen by that physician ASAP. Finally, it was quite apparent that he had reviewed the vast medical records that I had supplied as requested. and wanted to be sure he reviewed with me some of the issues he had identified in them that still needed to be addressed. I truly appreciate being in such good hands.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I called the clinic while en route to Cleveland from Youngstown, Oh. The scheduler was very nice and was trying to reach the Doctor's office when he called me personally.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Fernandez was wonderful! I missed my appointment and he called me while I was on the way to the Clinic to see if I was ok. He waited for me and missed part of a meeting just to see me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

it would be hard to find a better doctor than Dr. Fernandez. he is exceptional!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

while getting in to see Dr. Fernandez can be tricky, he is wonderful. he listens, knows my history, and really seems to care. plus he get his own patients directly from the waiting room and walks us out. fabulous

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

doctor remembered important details about my case and showed willingness to work with other specialists in my behalf

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Fernandez is a true partner in my healthcare journey.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr Fernandez is thorough and inspires confidence, while maintaining a friendly, gentle manner. He is. responsive, encouraging, kind, and courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I leave Dr Fernandez' office with confidence and ease, knowing that I am being treated by a first-rate physician "one of the best."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr Fernandez is thorough and inspires confidence. While maintaining a professional and friendly manner, he aswers all questions and isalways kind, courteous and encouraging.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Fernandez is the most caring compassionate physician I have experienced. he really cares and it shows

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Fernandez is the best. Always takes the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I never feel like I am being rushed out of his office.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. James Fernandez is an Excellant Immunologist, very good listener, takes good amount of time going through concerning health issues,

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