Aparna Hernandez, M.D.

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Much is demanded of a woman today as we learn to juggle both career and family demands. I see this in my own life and hear it from my patients. I believe it is important to achieve balance and not overlook your health. As an Internist, I am committed to the health of all my patients, male and female, but I am a special advocate for women’s health. There are many women today who still believe that heart disease does not affect them or colon cancer is a “male” disease. I believe in educating you and helping you take care of yourself. – Aparna Hernandez, M.D.

Aparna Hernandez, M.D. graduated with honors from medical school at the University of Bombay, India. She then served as Research Associate for a year in Transplantation Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. After finishing internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she also served as Chief Resident for a year, Dr. Hernandez did a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh for one year.

First Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1995, Dr. Hernandez was recently re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with full honors in 2005. She has served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Orlando Regional Dr. Phillips Hospital and director of the hospital’s Critical Care Committee. She also served as the young physicians’ representative at the Orange County Medical Society. Dr. Hernandez is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Society.

Since establishing her practice at Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists in 1998, Dr. Hernandez has strived for intellectual excellence while practicing confident, compassionate and empathetic patient care. Dr. Hernandez enjoys being a resident of Southwest Orlando and hopes to continue to be of service to her patients for many more years to come.