Dr. Fernandez earned her medical degree from Texas Tech HSC School of Medicine in Lubbock where she received the “Outstanding Performance Award” from the Department of Psychiatry. Following medical school, Dr. Fernandez completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Prior to joining the Department of Behavioral Health with West Florida Medical Group, Dr. Fernandez served as Resident Site Chief of Mental Health Services at a Veterans Administration facility in central Florida.
A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Fernandez has been published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Florida Psychiatric Society.