Luisa Bonilla Hernandez, MD

University Medicine Associates
Schedule an appointment: 210-644-8600
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Pediatrics
Ben Gurion University of The Negev, 2018
East Carolina University, 2021


4503 S. Zarzamora Street
San Antonio,TX 78211
Insurance Accepted
Aetna - CHIP
Aetna - Medicaid/STAR
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Amerigroup - MC/CHIP/Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid
Amerigroup - STAR PLUS MMP
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue High Performance
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Essential/Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage & Medicaid Dual
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR, CHIP, STAR Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - BlueChoice® PPO
CareLink Program
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
CIGNA/USAA Employees
Community First Health Plan - HMO Off-Exchange
Community First Health Plan - HMO/PPO/CHIP
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid
Community First Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plan - STAR Kids Program
Community First Health Plan - University Family Care Plan
Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
Coventry Health Care
Humana - Exchange (Health Maintenance Organization x)
Humana - Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
Humana Military -TRICARE
Humana, INC
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior Health Plan - MMP
UnitedHealthcare - PPO/MK
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I am a pediatrician at University Health. I earned my medical degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel.
I have wanted to be a pediatrician since I was a young child myself and always hoped to truly be able to help children thrive.
Growing up in Colombia, I quickly learned that lack of access to care takes a toll on children's opportunities and success. I wanted to be a part in reducing the gap and helping all children succeed by ensuring their health was protected.
Philosophy of Care
I believe in wholesome care and that to be a good pediatrician I must protect all aspects of a child's life. That includes the health and well-being of their parents, siblings and all those caring for them. As well as their emotional and mental health, living conditions, access to education, extracurricular opportunities and food safety.
Furthermore, I believe all children deserve equal opportunities and that this equality must be protected from a young age and it must not be taken for granted.
My favorite things about practicing medicine
  • Developing relationships and getting babies, children and teens to trust me and enjoy coming to their doctor.
  • I love teaching children and teenagers of all ages to love themselves, to want to take care of their bodies and their minds and to, from a young age, believe in their potential.
  • I love seeing my patients grow and achieve all their milestones. Whether it’s their first steps or words or celebrating their quinceañera or high school graduation; it’s one of my greatest joys to be able to witness their growth and achievements.
  • Getting to care for the whole family. While I only see children, I enjoy developing long lasting relationships with parents and all other caregivers at every visit.
  • I enjoy being able to educate patients and families on the science behind the care we give them so they can develop ownership and make educated decisions on their own care and bodies.
Areas of Clinical Expertise
  • Preventative medicine
  • Global Health
  • Immigrant health
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