He has been the Founder and/or majority shareholder of many healthcare related companies. Most of these companies have been acquired by publicly traded companies. Among these enterprises are Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Medical Centers, Prescribit Rx, CarePlus Health Plans, Navarro Pharmacies, Medical Specialties Distributors, Hospitalists of America, Simply Healthcare Plans and Nutri-Force Nutrition.
Mr. Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of Mednax (NYSE: MD) and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and Loyola University Maryland. He has served on the Georgetown University MSFS Board of Advisors and on the Boards of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the United Way, Sylvester Cancer Hospital, and others. Mr. Fernandez has been frequently honored for his business acumen. He has been recognized dozens of times with business and community awards.
He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by St. Thomas University and Loyola University Maryland. The degree recognizes outstanding achievements as a humanitarian, business leader and philanthropist. He also received an Associate in Science, Honoris Causa from Miami Dade College. He completed a 508 mile walk from France and Spain multiple times to raise funds for a variety of children’s causes. Over the past 20 years, he has contributed more than $100 million to charitable causes.