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Dr. Francisco Fuentes MD

Dr. Francisco Fuentes MD

Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-7211


Dr. Francisco Fuentes earned his medical degree from the University of València Faculty of Medicine and Odontology in València, Spain, and completed his residency with the Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine at the Hospital of Santa Cruz and San Pablo in Barcelona, Spain, and a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Fuentes specializes in echocardiography, general cardiology, invasive cardiovascular medicine, noninvasive cardiology and preventive cardiology. He also speaks Spanish.

Underscoring his excellence as a clinician and educator, Dr. Fuentes is the Theodore and Maureen O’Driscoll-Levy Professor and director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Cardiology Fellowship Program at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.. He conducts one of the largest and most comprehensive courses in preventive cardiology in the United States, which has been held annually for over 20 years. Currently, he is investigating how to optimize medical and surgical therapies for patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Fuentes is also a recognized health educator in the community, and routinely volunteers at the San Jose Clinic. He received the Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award. In addition, he was named a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly and a Top Doctor for Women—Cardiology by H Texas Magazine, and was presented with a Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Al Green in honor of outstanding dedication to health care, education and community service. He also was honored by the American Heart Association for numerous contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine and the Hispanic community.

He received the Benjy F. Brooks M.D. Award from McGovern Medical School for outstanding clinical faculty.

Physician Details

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Medical Education
University of Valencia School of Medicine, 1969
Internships & Residency
University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine, 1972
Morristown Medical Center, 1977
Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, 1972
Clinical Interests
Cardiac Nutrition, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Cardiology, Invasive Cardiology
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp