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Jennifer Gafnea

Jennifer is a resident of Bessemer, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been in the field of nursing since 2008 and began practicing medicine in 2013. Jennifer also holds a BS in political science with a minor in Spanish. Jennifer has a 21-year history of dance with a concentration in ballet, including teaching at the Master’s Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to medicine, Jennifer was certified as a fitness instructor through AFAA. With a nursing career that began in cardiology, she was well primed to transition to a primary care practitioner. In addition to family and geriatric medicine, Jennifer is trained and certified in aesthetics, and over the last decade, she has treated thousands of patients in and around Shelby County, Alabama. Patients now travel several hundred miles for her expertise in primary care and hormone replacement therapy. Because of her extensive background, she has been called upon as a legal nurse consultant specializing in wrongful death.

Jennifer has an extensive history of volunteer work over the last 25 years, including counseling for Sav-A-Life, acting as a court-appointed special advocate for children (CASA) through DHR, and providing rescue and outreach for sexually trafficked victims. Jennifer has recently created the Rachel C. Long Foundation for Mothers of Autistic Children. The foundation provides educational opportunities for caregivers of children with disabilities.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Jesse, her three children, Dylan, Savanna, and Farrah, her granddaughter Adaline Jane (aka AJ, aka Binky), her two dogs, one cat, and many ducks.

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