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Heritage Healthcare Center for Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Liver Disease

     The Heritage HealthCare Center provides specialty care to patients with complex chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, chronic viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease.


     It is our mission to offer high-level concierge care for all gastrointestinal diseases, with a focus on chronic viral hepatitis, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

We Focus on Personalized Care

Our providers, Lincoln Hernandez, M.D. and Dominique White F.N.P. create a highly personalized, multidisciplinary care plan for our integrated services that include:


  • Initial consultation

  • Risk profile for possible effects on the course of your IBD or potential complications

  • Review of current medications for compatibility with IBD treatment

  • Annual preventive health assessments

  • Ongoing disease monitoring


Doctor Lincoln Hernandez

     Doctor Lincoln Hernandez is a gastroenterology specialist practicing in New York City since 2012. Dr. Hernandez completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Downtown Hospital with top honors earning the Program Director’s Award and the John T. Flynn Young Investigator Award. 


     This was followed by fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Hernandez served as Instructor in Clinical Medicine and subsequently became a research fellow at Columbia University's Celiac Disease Center successfully publishing his work in Celiac Disease and other peer review journals.


     Dr. Hernandez completed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Tulane University's School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Dr. Hernandez was then appointed as Gastroenterologist for Ochsner Clinic, Baton Rouge. Here Dr. Hernandez excelled as a young specialist and contributed to the expansion of gastroenterology clinics and performing complex therapeutic endoscopy.  In early 2012 he returned to New York City where he currently practices.


     Dr. Hernandez’s focus includes Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Liver Diseases such as Fatty Liver, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B and Gastric Reflux Disease and Colon Cancer Prevention.  Dr. Hernandez holds a faculty position of Assistant Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Hospital where he teaches new fellows’ endoscopy and precepts their community clinics.


     Dr. Hernandez has dedicated much of his career to the delivery of specialized medicine to the Central Harlem community and most recently is coordinating efforts in the new Heritage HealthCare Center for Crohn’s Colitis and Liver Disease focusing on chronic Gastrointestinal and liver disease care.

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Dominique White, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC


     Dominique White is a Nurse Practitioner at Heritage HealthCare Center with patients ranging from 19 years to 89, her specialties include primary care and gastroenterology.  In collaboration with Gastroenterologist, Dr. Lincoln Hernandez, Dominique helps to provide Heritage’s patient population with elite access to preventative screenings for colon cancer and expert evaluation and treatment for digestive disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  She also aids in Heritage HealthCare Center’s fight to prevent, identify and treat hepatic diseases such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

     Dominique originally attended The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  While pursuing her interest in nursing, Dominique began her ten year career working as a Registered Nurse at Bronx Care Hospital System, formerly known as Bronx Lebanon Hospital.  With three years working on a step-down ventilator unit, she decided to enter the world of Women’s Health by transferring to Labor and Delivery.  While working full time, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing with honors and a subspecialty in Family Health. Dominique is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

     In addition, Dominique also earned a Master’s in Public Health Degree from The State University of New York at Albany, which has served to enhance her outlook on HealthCare delivery and management.  She believes in protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, while promoting healthy lifestyles and disease/injury prevention. Domonique White, FNP, takes pride in working with underserved populations, while providing safe and effective care for all her patients.