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West St. Paul

234 Wentworth Avenue East
West Saint Paul, MN 55118

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Timothy Hernandez, M.D.

My passion for family medicine is rooted in my family experiences.  As the oldest of 9 and the father of 7 children, I have witnessed the influence of the family on the well-being of its members.  I am fascinated by the interplay of psychological, psychosocial, and physical dynamics on the health of the individual.  I am thrilled with the privilege of assisting at a birth and awed at my small role in helping children grow to adulthood. 

Personal Interests

  • Running and general fitness
  • Coaching youth sports and currently High School Football
  • Hanging out with my family, especially my grandchildren

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

 American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Societies/Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • East Metro Medical Society


  • Currently serving as Clinical Practice Director for Entira Family Clinics
  • Currently serving as Co-Chair of the Measurement and Reporting Committee for MN Community Measurement.
  • Served as a Medical Director for East Metro Family Practice since 1996
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Minnesota


  • Medical School:  Henry Kaiser Foundation Award
  • 1986 Residency:  CIBA award, Intern of the Year.
  • 2006 Health East Physician Community Service Award
  • 2011 Exceptional Community Faculty Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
  • 2013 MMA Physician Leadership in Quality Award
  • Named Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor four years


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Medical School

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota 1985


University of Minnesota - HealthEast St. John's Hospital, Maplewood, Minnesota  

Papers and Presentations

  • 1980    NMF Grant, The Development of Role-taking Ability in Preschool Children:  Daycare vs. Home-reared Experience.
  • 1981    The Relationship between Cognitive and Affective Information Processing in College Students.  Senior research project.
  • 1984    Detection of Chlamydia using consecutive endocervical swabs:  Prevalence in Asymptomatic Female Adolescents and Women attending a Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine 31(6);497-500,1986.  First prize, Medical student section, MAFP Spring refresher, 1985.  Presented at the research forum AAFP Convention, Anaheim, CA.
  • 1987    Tenormen as a Cause of Neonatal Hypoglycemia.  Presented at the Northwest Pediatric Conference.
  • 1987    Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Disease.  American Family Physician, 36(2): 127-32, 1987.
  • 2010  Integrating a Successful Depression Model into the Medical Home,
  •             Presented at the 2010 IHI National Forum.   
  • 2013  When Less is More. The issue of clinical waste. Minnesota Physician, XXVII, no. 5, August, 2013