Fernando Porter, MDPhysician
- Family Medicine
Areas of Expertise
- Primary Care
- Urgent Care
Internship and Residency
Chestnut Hill Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
The Florida State University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
An Atlanta, GA native, Fernando Porter, M.D. attended Florida A&M University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. From an early age, he was always passionate about helping others, mentoring and being engaged in his community so it was inevitable that he would pursue a career that afforded him the opportunity to do both. In the Spring of 2010, he earned his medical degree from Florida State University, then went on to complete his residency training in Philadelphia, PA at Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Dr. Porter has been practicing Primary Care and Urgent Care with MedStar Health in the Washington, DC area since 2013. As part of the MedStar Health family, he serves as the vaccine administrator for the primary care office in Mitchellville, MD. He is also currently serving as Medical Director of Life Ambulance Services based in Atlanta Ga, bringing assistance to nursing homes, dialysis patients and low-income communities.
Within organizations, he has held numerous leadership roles varying from Education Committee to serving as the Health Care Committee member chair for Alpha Phi Alpha, leading the effort in organizing community-wide organizations that raised awareness, offered health screenings, and provided support to those in need. Caring for the youth comes naturally for him and is especially grateful for the opportunity to mentor inner city youth in Philadelphia and serve as a judge for oratorical contests designed to raise the confidence within these children. Within DC, he continues to mentor young professionals while serving as the HOA President for his neighborhood. In his spare time, Dr. Porter enjoys golf, watching sporting events, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and his beautiful wife, DeShaun.