My Degrees & Training
I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) from MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) University, India, in the year 2003. This included 4 years of medical training and 1 year of internship at Mumbadevi Homeopathic Hospital, Mumbai, India. Following this, I got a Diploma in Dietetics And Nutrition (DND) from the IOSM University, India.
I am CCH (Certified in Classical Homeopathy) certified by The Council for Homeopathic Certification, Covington WA, USA. CHC is a well-recognized standard which guarantees professional competency. (Go to Links to get to their website).
I am a registered member with the North American Society of Homeopaths(NASH), represented as RSHom(NA),. NASH is a professional organization establishing high standards of competency and ethics among homeopaths. (Go to Links to get to their website).
I am a peer reviewer for the journal called "The Homeopathic Heritage". It is a peer reviewed journal that brings classical and contemporary homeopathy together. It is the oldest and most widely distributed journal nationally and internationally. (Go to Links to get to their website).
Queenita Fernandes BHMS, DND, CCH, RSHom (NA)
Registered & Liscenced Homeopathic Physcian in India
Certified Classical Homeopathic Practitioner in USA
Peer Reviewer, The Homeopathic Heritage Journal
I began my clinical practice in 2004. I believe in the concept of family practice and treatment from very young to very old. I've held free homeopathic consultation and medicine camps at my home Parish (St. Francis Xavier Church, Vile Parle, Mumbai India). I helped set-up the charitable homeopathic clinic at Sacred Heart Church, Andheri, Mumbai, India and practiced there. My family and extended family help and support me in all my ventures. It is with their love, support and blessings that I'm able to continue my perusal for homeopathic practice here in the United States as well.
Homeopathy is very well known for chronic diseases; however very few know that it also shows excellent results in acute conditions such as colds and flu, diarrhea, rashes etc. My clinical practice began in the suburbs of Mumbai city, India where I consulted with parents, their children and grandparents. This helped me in turn become their Homeopathic Family Physician. I strongly believe that homeopathy can help all ages and not only chronic but also acute diseases/conditions. By strengthening your inner immune system it keeps acute ailments at bay and gives you the strength to fight long-standing ailments (such as arthritis, skin conditions, respiratory conditions etc.).
And it need not be taken alone,it can be used alongside conventional medicine when necessary to give an integrated approach to your healthcareexamples of which include diabetes, hypertension etc.
As a child I wasn't quite as chubby or healthy, often falling sick with frequent visits to the doctor. The human charts at the doctors clinic intrigued me. I wanted to know more about human Anatomy and Physiology and what was it that made us sick and then respond to medicine intrigued me. However it was not until later that I seriously decided to take the path towards medicine. I was a hard working student, got scholarships, was ranked among the top in every class. Back in school, every smart student either wanted to pursue engineering or medicine, so I knew I had to choose one of these two majors. I wasn't sure until the 9th grade...what I really wanted to do.
My elder sister, Pamela was at the time in 10th grade. Unknown to her or to anyone, she suddenly fell sick and what we assumed to be a seasonal cold soon became serious and we were introduced to asthma. My parents tried every doctor in town and beyond. In less than a year, she gained weight, went from 120lbs to 180lbs. She was but on steroids and no matter what diet regimen she followed nothing worked. She got disinterested in studies, activities, and was always fearful of an attack! Often in the middle of the night I used to see her get up gasping for breath in the want of more air. Mom rattling in the kitchen trying to get the steam inhalers on and searching for her meds. I asked her... are you fine? and she used to reply... yeah alls well go back to sleep don't you have your test tomorrow, I'll wake you up early in the morning to study. After several Physician visits one of the doctors suggested homeopathy, a non-conventional medicine due to a non-conventional ailment not responding to conventional methods of treatment! My sister started feeling better. She managed to pass through High School and soon decided to take a job. She did well thereafter fell in love and today is happily married with a loving husband and a 7year old son. What is she on – homeopathy!