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Eric Vernier

Clinical Care
Dr. Vernier treats children, adolescents, and young adults with diseases and disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.
Dr. Vernier’ clinical interests include epilepsy surgery, epilepsy medical management, Vagal Nerve stimulator programming, management of epilepsy comorbidities, Neuromuscular disorders, autism spectrum disorders, general pediatric neurology, migraines, cerebral palsy, concussions, tics, malformations of the central nervous system, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and post-infectious disease.
He welcomes all children who need evaluation for any neurological condition.

Education & Training

Dr. Vernier is a medical graduate of Universidad Evangelica de EL Salvador School of Medicine, El Salvador, (2001). He completed internships (2007), followed by Pediatric Residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York City, NY (2009). Dr. Vernier completed his fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey (2012). Dr, Vernier completed his Fellowship in Neurophysiology and epilepsy at University South Florida, Tampa, Fl (2015).

Dr. Vernier is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.

Memberships & Affiliations

Some of Dr. Vernier’s past and present professional memberships include:

  • Member, American Epilepsy Association (AES) 2014
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2012
  • Member, Child Neurology Society (CNS) 2012

Professional Experience

Dr. Vernier is fluent in English and Spanish

Amanda Brenner, ARNP, NP-C

Amanda Brenner joined Capernaum Medical Center in 2016, she graduated of the University of South Florida Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of science in health science from the University of Florida. She enjoys traveling, fishing, and going to the beach, parks, and museums, as well as line dancing on the weekends with her sisters. She has a beautiful family consisted of Devin Brenner, Colin and future Emma who will keep her busy.

In Practice Since:

2014

Specific Areas of Interest:

Epilepsy

Autism

Genetic diseases

ADHD

Graduate School Education:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2014 University of South Florida

Board Certifications:

Family Nurse Practitioner : 2014

Languages Spoken:

English

Michelle Fernandes

Michelle Fernandez completed her Medica Assistant in 2014 at Keiser University. She started out in Capernaum as a Medical Assistant and she is now the Clinical Coordinator of the office. She is currently going to school to obtain her Bachelors degree of Science in Health Administration. Her main goal is to serve the community and make sure that the families of Capernaum are satisfied with the services they are provided.
Joined Capernaum: 2016
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish and Sign Language

Brittany Babb

Brittany Babb received her Medical Assistant certificate in 2017. She is a Register Medical Assistant and will be receiving her Associates of Science Degree this coming May from Keiser University. She is very passionate and caring with the work that she does. Her function is to verify patient charts, room patients, obtain records, obtain medication authorizations, confirm purpose of visit and perform a preliminary physical test. She plans on continuing her education until she becomes a Physician’s Assistant.
Joined Capernaum: 2018
Language Spoken: English

Ericka Lugo

Ericka Lugo completed her Medical Assistant with Medical Billing Degree at Florida Technical College in 2018. She is very passionate and caring with the work that she does. Her function is to verify patient charts, room patients, obtain records, obtain medication authorizations, confirm purpose of visit and perform a preliminary physical test.
Joined Capernaum: 2018
Language Spoken: English and Spanish

Gerardo Gutierrez

Gerardo Gutierrez is a customer service agent. His main function is to serve our families with any question or concerns they may have and to give that message to the medical staff.
Joined Capernaum: 2017
Language Spoken: English and Spanish

Ronnie Cordova

Ronnie Cordova is a customer service agent. His main function is to serve our families with any question or concerns they may have and to give that message to the medical staff.
Joined Capernaum: 2017
Language Spoken: English and Spanish

Edna Rodriguez

Edna Rodriguez is a customer service agent. Her main function is to serve our families with any question or concerns they may have and to give that message to the medical staff.
Joined Capernaum: 2017
Language Spoken: English and Spanish

Miguel Fernandez (Auxiliary staff)

Miguel is part of our support staff for the Medical Assistants. He helps assist, support or complementary tasks in our clinic. He is currently working on obtaining his degree as an IT Tech. Has been a part of Capernaum since 2017

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