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As a family medicine physician, I specialize in areas of chronic care such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I’m especially passionate about my career because I've seen the impact that a caring doctor can have on a patient. It’s very rewarding to know that I have helped my patients improve their quality of life.

Rather than telling my patients what they need, I prefer to work with them to develop a more personalized approach to their treatment. I want them to know it’s okay to take small steps over a period of time in order to achieve what may seem like an unattainable goal.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University because this is where I received both my undergraduate and medical degree. I feel at home here, and I’m happy to be part of the Ohio State family.

When I’m not with patients, I like to read, relax with my family, travel, watch movies and enjoy the outdoors. My husband, a pediatrician at The Ohio State University, is involved in creating part of the curriculum for Ohio State’s medical students. We both love working here at Ohio State!


  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine
  • Member of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Graduated Summa cum Laude from Ohio State, 1999

Medical Degree

  • M.D.
    Ohio State University College of Medicine


  • Family Medicine
    St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
    7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

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Locations where I practice

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My background

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine

Industry Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/25/2016, Dr. Fernandes has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.