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

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

Nurse Practitioner

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Board Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center,
Where I See Patients
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
I bring years of experience in treating challenging symptoms and in improving quality of life.
– Jennifer Gentry, MSN, ACHPN, ANP-BC, FPCN, GNP, RN
My Locations
Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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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 healthcare 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.

Languages I Speak
English
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center,
Education
BSN, Western Carolina University (North Carolina), 1984
MSN, Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University School of Nursing, 1994
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, and the Friends of Nursing Award for Nursing Mentorship. 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.

Insurance Accepted

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

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access 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
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • AbbVie
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Merck
  • Pfizer Inc.