Dr. Fuentes received his medical degree from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey. He served as the Director of Centro Medico in Trenton, New Jersey and as the Director of Pennington Medical Group in Pennington, New Jersey and has also worked as an internist at Lehigh Valley Health Network in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and at Advanced Internal Medicine Care (AIMC) in Lakeland, Florida.
Dr. Fuentes is fluent in both English and Spanish and has committed a considerable portion of his time and services toward the health and well-being of the Hispanic community. He has participated in several events and presentations to educate the Hispanic community, and his patients in general, about the importance of prevention and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise to reduce the risk of conditions such as obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes – to address the disparities in knowledge about the prevention and treatment of illnesses and subpar health outcomes within the Hispanic community that has resulted from cultural and language barriers and a lack of nutritional education. For these reasons, Dr. Fuentes highly values effective communication with his patients.
Dr. Fuentes is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). With over 38 years of experience, Dr. Fuentes is regarded as a highly qualified, exceptional medical practitioner who is fully prepared to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Furthermore, he has always upheld a passion for improving community health.