Manuel Paul Fernandez, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am a physician at Kaiser Permanente at the Bellflower Medical Center. I welcome this opportunity to share some information about my practice and my philosophy of medical care.
I was born in the United States. My father's family is from Spain and my mother's family is from Mexico City. I grew up in Southern California, but I spent seven years living in Mexico City with my family. That is where I went to medical school. I come from a large family and my father was a surgeon who guided me toward a career in medicine. I completed my residency in internal medicine in St. Louis. I did my fellowship at the University of Southern California. I feel very fortunate to have a specialty In Endocrinology. A major part of endocrinology is the treatment of diabetes. I have been treating this disease for 20 years and I have grown to appreciate and enjoy the challenges of treating and controlling diabetes and educating my patients about it.
About my practice
My practice is a consultative practice. There is no surgery in my specialty. In my office, there are two other specialists like myself, as well as medical assistants and nurses. Our philosophy is to provide the best medical care possible, especially in the field of diabetes. We believe in educating our patients about their medical conditions and teaching them in self-management, if possible. We believe in a positive attitude, even with the most difficult diseases. Our medical team is constantly looking for ways to improve the care of our patients. My philosophy about staying healthy involves creating a balance in the different factors involved. Our specialty involves the balance of hormones, diet, exercise, and mental health and the correct use of any medications prescribed. I try to follow the same recommendations I give my patients, and this has helped me understand barriers and challenges we all run into on the journey toward good health.
How I thrive
My wife and I enjoy several hobbies. Our favorite hobby is gardening. My wife loves to cook. My favorite pastimes include golfing and working with computers.