Raquel Hernandez

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Raquel Hernandez
Raquel Hernandez, MD MPH Office

(727) 767-3835

601 5th St S Ste 504, Dept 6580070425 Ste 504, Dept 6580070425 Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
About

Raquel Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez is assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Healthy Weight Initiative. She completed her medical school, residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She additionally completed a Master in Public Health with an emphasis on nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during her fellowship in general academic pediatrics. As medical director of the hospital’s Healthy Weight initiative, Dr. Hernandez has developed and grown innovative and evidence-based approaches to promote healthy lifestyles that target the current pediatric obesity epidemic within our institution and our community. As one of few pediatricians certified in obesity-medicine nationally and regionally, she has led a multidisciplinary weight management clinic, Healthy Steps, based at Johns Hopkins All Children’s since 2012. With the support of her interprofessional team, the Healthy Steps clinic has provided tailored, patient-centered recommendations to children ages 0-21 years of age who have weight-related medical issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety/depression, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes and other health conditions. She also has been an ongoing advocate for reducing weight-related stigma within the health care setting as well as within schools. By engaging with community partners including our community division and school-based health clinics, exciting new community-based programs including Health Squads, the First Steps/Fit4Allkids Program and Fit4Allteens Program have continued to engage at-risk children in the Tampa Bay region while connecting them to the outstanding specialty care provided by Johns Hopkins All Children’s for those requiring additional medical care.
Primary Specialty

Pediatrician

Practice Raquel Hernandez, MD MPH
Education Johns Hopkins University
Training Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship
Not Accepting New Patients
Degrees Medical Doctor, Master of Public Health
Services Raquel Hernandez provides pediatric care at 601 5th St S Ste 504, Dept 6580070425 Ste 504, Dept 6580070425, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 in Saint Petersburg, FL.

Pediatricians provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents. They are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries, conditions and developmental issues.

To learn more, or to make an appointment with Raquel Hernandez, MD MPH in Saint Petersburg, FL, please call (727) 767-3835.
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