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

Medical School - 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/13/2018, 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I have to book my appointments far in advance to see dr. Fernandez, he is very busy

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

The fellowship physicians who saw me seemed to be outstanding, intellectually curious & kind.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Fernandez is very knowledgeable and thorough, and also easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Fernandez is one of the best providers that I have seen this far. He is attentive, good listener, very intelligent, and eager to help me with my rare condition.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

Dr. Fernandez demonstrates a very caring and conscientious manner towards me. He asks my opinions about his suggestions for my care which is outstanding. He treats me like an intelligent person. He explains everything thoroughly, but he is never condescending or authoritative. Dr. Fernandez demonstrates interest in my progress and sincere concern if I am having difficulty with an aspect of my health. I truly respect his expertise and trust him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

I'm a challenging patient because there is no easy answer to my issues. l get that, and realize most doctors would rather I went somewhere else. Dr Fernandez has a good poker face, but I've always had the impression he kind of enjoys the challenge of having me as a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

Dr Fernandez is the most compassionate caring doctor I have experienced! He makes certain I have access to him if any health issues come up.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2017

dr Fernandez is exceptional. I have a very rare disease he is treating & has explained every step to my parents & I with empathy as well as easy to u derstand pathology of the disease. He also has been an advocate for me and just all around great Dr that we r very grateful to have been referred to. The treatments I'm receiving r life saving. That is priceless. And as I said we are SO grateful. he take time to not only explain things, but listen to our(parents & I) questions and he involves me in making decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

He discusses and explains things thoroughly. I really trust him.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

Dr Fernandez was excellent.

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