Ralph J. Fernandez, MD

Joe Fernandez is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and earned his B.S. degree majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Fernandez was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Fernandez completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Mississippi, Dr. Fernandez developed an interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. He spent additional time post graduate developing these skills and has served many times as a consultant, preceptor/instructor. His other interests include urogynecology treatment of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Fernandez is married to the former Dawn Drobish. Together they have three children, Kathryn, Marc, and Kristen, and five grandchildren. Dr. Fernandez enjoys mixed martial arts/karate, biking, cooking, travel and playing with the grandchildren.


  • Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology



4640 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Building B

Lafayette, LA 70508