Jennifer Gentry, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, MSN, GNP
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I bring years of experience in treating challenging symptoms and in improving quality of life.
– Jennifer Gentry, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, MSN, GNP

Jennifer Gentry, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, MSN, GNP

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

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Where I See Patients
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
I bring years of experience in treating challenging symptoms and in improving quality of life.
– Jennifer Gentry, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, MSN, GNP

About Me

I am passionate about caring for patients with serious illnesses and their families. Using a holistic approach and the most up to date science, I bring years of experience in treating challenging symptoms and in improving quality of life. I am confident in my ability to help patients and families navigate the health care system while supporting their goals. My training and knowledge in geriatrics have made a special place in my heart for older adults and their families. On a personal note, I have been a caregiver for an elderly parent with dementia and have faced the joy and sadness that only someone on this journey place can feel. This experience has strengthened my desire to help others who are facing similar challenges. As a nurse practitioner, I have training that allows me to diagnose and treat illness and at the same time bring a nurses caring touch.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
DNP, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019
MSN, Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University, 1994
BSN, Western Carolina University (North Carolina), 1984

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I am a graduate ELNEC trainer and a past recipient of the ELNEC Award of Excellence from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the ONS Foundation End of Life Career Development Award, the Great 100 nurses in North Carolina, the Friends of Nursing Award for Nursing Mentorship, and the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association Distinguished Nursing Practice Award. I have served as a Board Member and President of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. My areas of expertise and special interest include clinical ethics, communication, geriatric palliative care, and transdisciplinary education.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.