DR. ANA M. HERNANDEZ-PUGA

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Hernandez-Puga is glad to be working in her own community.  She attended Immaculata-LaSalle High School in Coconut Grove, graduating at the top of her class. She received her undergraduate degree at Florida International University as a Faculty Scholar and then attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine. 

At UM, she was president of her senior class, was the recipient of the Florida Pediatric Society Warren Quillian Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, and was initiated into the Iron Arrow Honor Society.   After graduating from medical school, she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. Soon after, she joined the team at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a center for children with special health care needs. During her 19 years at CDTC, she headed a multidisciplinary team of social workers and physicians handling a high volume of patients, worked with several foster care agencies evaluating complex cases, and taught pediatric residents.

Dr. Hernandez-Puga is specialty certified in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Florida Board of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is married and has two children.  When not tending to her patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs in the Florida Keys.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Baptist Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

EDUCATION

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish

PATIENT FEEDBACK

“Dr. Hernandez-Puga was the best!!! From the front desk, to the nurses, and the doctor, they are awesome.Thank you very much! Everyone is so friendly and I am very thankful. This was the best team of medical staff I have been around in a long time! excellent, knowledgeable, I highly recommend this Dr-Hernandez-Puga.”

Grateful Patient

“One day i had an appointment to see a doctor that specialized in Premature Children i Had Preme Twins born one pound at 23 weeks so my doctor needed to be special. Little did i know that i would have a Special Doctor for over 16 years with minimal bad things to happen or live my chids are now 16 yrs old and are in the best of health and i know i ow it allot to Dr. Hernandes she has done allot for my kids and the way she respects my thoughts and wishes in treating my kids i love and appreciate everything she dose for me as a mom its hard to find a doctor that you have no regrets in all decisions you have had to make she has guided me through all the things they ever needed with just the decisions based on the welfare of the children thanks you Doctor Hernandes keep it real!”

Grateful Patient

“Our daughters have been a patient of Dr. Puga for years and I am extremely happy with the treatment they receive from the doctor and her staff has always gone above and beyond to accommodate any requests.  Thank you for all your patience and all you do for us!”

Denise A.

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