Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Her early decision to become a doctor was greatly influenced by her grandparents, both dedicated primary care physicians who opened the doors of their home (once a clinic) to the sick in a town south of Manila.
She attended medical school at the University of the East in Manila, Philippines where she obtained her medical degree in 2006. She then completed her internship at the Philippine General Hospital. Dr. Hernandez moved to New York City in 2009, where she recently completed her training in Internal Medicine at New York Downtown Hospital.
Early as it is in her career, she attributes the richness of her medical experience to the diversity of patients she has encountered, and looks to further her understanding of how cultural differences affect health care decisions in the later stages of life. She is happy to be joining the MGH Senior Health team in their efforts to provide each patient with the individualized medical care and support they need to safely enjoy the fullness of life, and looks forward to the experience of caring for patients across different health care settings.
During her time off she enjoys exploring the city, going on road trips with friends, and traveling across the world to be with family.
“My interest in caring for the geriatric population stems from the fact that they can be the most complex of patients, yet require the simplest treatment possible." ~Amanda Hernandez, MD