Our Providers


Connie L. Brooks - Fernandez MD

Connie Brooks-Fernandez, MD MPH is a native or Lumberton, NC. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University. She later received her Master of Public Health (MPH) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Medical Degree at East Carolina School of Medicine. Her Internship and Residency was done at Florida Hospital South in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Brooks-Fernandez has been Board Certified for greater than 15 years. She has worked with various organizations but has been in private practice since 2007 when she founded New Hope Family Practice. She is married to Gabriel Fernandez, MD who is also her business partner and she has 2 daughters. Her interest are Women’s Health, Diabetes, Prevention and minor surgical procedures.

Dr. Brooks-Fernandez is active in her local church and serves on the Board for The Carolina College and Biblical Studies.


Gabriel I. Fernandez MD

Dr. Fernandez received his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School in Puerto Rico in 1990. He completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994. He has been Board Certified for over 20 years. He has practiced in North Carolina since 1999 and joined New Hope Family Practice in 2011. He enjoys all facets of family medicine and his areas of interest include sports medicine, adolescent and Hispanic health.

Dr. Fernandez is married to Dr. Connie Brooks-Fernandez. He has 2 daughters. He is an active member at Crossview Alliance Church and volunteers regularly with Village Christian Academy and their senior student mission trips.


Merideth McGorrian PA - C

Meredith graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program with a master of physician assistant studies through the University of Nebraska in 2017. She grew up in a military family, moving around frequently. She has recently relocated to Cameron, NC starting her career at an urgent care clinic in Sanford and most recently joined Dr. Brooks-Fernandez and Dr. Fernandez at New Hope Family Practice. She is currently in the Army Reserves and has been serving for over 6 years. She enjoys educating patients about the use of diet and exercise for management of health and treatment of disease processes. Her interests include hiking, working out, arts/crafts and walking her dogs Kimber and Damon.


Mariaeugenia “Marty” Sierra-Donovan PA - C

Mariaeugenia “Marty” Sierra-Donovan, PA-C graduated from Methodist University with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. She was born in Venezuela and has been living in Fayetteville, NC for over 20 years. PA-C Sierra-Donovan started her career in Rural Health under the supervision of Dr. Fernandez immediately after graduating. She has also developed experience in Public Health and Urgent Care and has now rejoined Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Brooks-Fernandez at the New Hope Family Practice. She is bilingual, English and Spanish, is currently pursuing her Doctor of Health Science degree and is actively motivated to teach patients on improving their health while providing the best care possible. Marty enjoys attending Continue Medical Education classes in order to enhance her medical knowledge and keeping up to date with medical advances.