Daphne Gardner continues mother’s legacy with Nurse Practitioner Mobile Health Services

Daphne Gardner, APRN, FNP-C, has continued a legacy established by her mother Evelyn C. Gardner, by opening Infinity Health Consultants

BY J.A. JONES, Staff Writer

ST PETERSBURG – Daphne Gardner, APRN, FNP-C, has continued a legacy established by her mother Evelyn C. Gardner, by opening Infinity Health Consultants at the Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S, Suite 4. As well as office hours, she offers mobile health services and telehealth appointments in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Gardner said her mother, who passed away in 2019, served as her inspiration.

“My late mother, Evelyn C. Gardner, APRN, was founder and president of the St. Petersburg Chapter of National Black Nurses,” shared Gardner. “She was very involved in community health within the south St. Petersburg community. She was inspirational in encouraging me to pursue a career in nursing.”

Her mother received the Nurse of the Year Award from the national chapter in 2000, was a volunteer with the PCUL Nursing Tutorial Program for 35 years, where she was honored with the Pinellas County Urban League’s Smith/Milton Award in 2014.

Gardner is on a mission to provide compassionate, comprehensive and affordable medical care to the St. Pete community — bridging the gap and improving access to quality healthcare with her more than 28 years of nursing experience. Fourteen of those years were spent working in ICU at Edward White Hospital.

As a licensed medical examiner, she can also provide health certification and recertification for truck drivers for the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Gardner said it’s her passion for providing quality healthcare and educating the community that demanded she makes health care services as accessible as possible – and said she’s intent on reaching those needing diabetes management, weight loss management, and chronic disease treatment.

Along with Infinity Health Consultants’ volunteer RNs and APRNs, she also participated in Sanderlin Center’s back-to-school drive last fall, providing free school and sports physicals to school-aged children.

Gardner accepts patients with insurance and those without. “My costs are affordable, which will allow me to build a continual, caring relationship with my patients. My health and wellness services and education will help patients live longer, stress-free, healthier lives.”

She offers after-hour appointments at Sanderlin from 5-7 p.m., which allows daytime workers to have their healthcare needs met and get information on wellness at the same time.

“I hope people walk away from my business knowing that I am here for the community, providing quality accessible healthcare,” Gardner added.

For more information on hours, to schedule an appointment, or learn about health certifications for truck drivers with the DOT, visit infinityhealthconsultants.com or call 727-265-1185.

To reach J.A. Jones, email jjones@theweeklychallenger.com

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