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About Charlene Fernandez-Camacho, MD FAAP

Dr. Charlene Fernandez, Pediatrician

Hi there! I am Dr. Charlene Fernandez. I am a practicing pediatrician certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. I love my day job in the sunny American territory of Puerto Rico. My passion is teaching families about children’s health, wellness and preventive care as the best kind of medicine.

I am a proud breastfeeding supporter and encourage breastfeeding for its many benefits. Also, I advocate for the simpler, less-is-more philosophy (in medicine and in life!). However, I do not flinch when I have to recommend medical treatments when they are necessary. It makes me happy to talk to families about the rationale behind every clinical decision.

I feel extremely lucky to be a pediatrician in our time because I can see how far it has come as a science and an art. For this reason, I strive to keep up with the latest research so I can bring it to parents everywhere. Above all, I value honesty and the trust relationship with the families I reach.

Professional Background

Certification & Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Fellow

Affiliations

  • Pediatrician | Prymed · Ciales, PR (Actual)
  • Pediatrics Chief Resident | Hospital Episcopal San Lucas · Ponce, PR (2017-2018)

Education & Training

  • Hospital Episcopal San Lucas | Residency, Pediatrics (2015 – 2018)
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine | M.D. – Doctor of Medicine (2011-2015)
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras | BS, Biology (2006 – 2011)

About the website

I started the Serenity Children blog in December 2018. My mission was to expand the reach of my teaching to parents everywhere about children’s health and wellness. The idea lived in my head for a couple of years before I decided to act upon it. And in conclusion, here it is, I hope you enjoy!

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I am employed in a multi-specialty primary care practice in the beautiful rural town of Ciales, Puerto Rico. This website and none of its content are affiliated to the institution that I work with. You can, however, visit my professional Doximty profile for information about my office location, hours, and telephone number for appointments.