CAN Community Health at Lutheran Social Services Welcomes Dr. Dana Barnes to Staff

CAN Community Health at Lutheran Social Services Welcomes Dr. Dana Barnes to Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL - 01/29/2018 — CAN Community Health, celebrating its 26th year serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community in Florida, is proud to announce that Dr. Dana Barnes has joined the staff of CAN Community Health at Lutheran Social Services in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dana Barnes, MD, was born in Jacksonville, Florida and is a graduate of The University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach where she was co-president of the Residents’ Association and resident representative to the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Barnes is an HIV Specialist with the American Academy of HIV Medicine and a Board Certified Family Physician. She has also earned the designation of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

“I am thrilled to join CAN. It is an honor to work for a healthcare organization that truly cares for the whole person and the whole community,” stated Barnes.

Dr. Barnes was appointed by the mayor as a representative to the HIV Planning Council for two consecutive terms, from June 2013 through February 2018. During this time, she also served on three committees and was the chairperson of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. In March of 2015, the State Surgeon General named Dr. Barnes as a physician representative to the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery. She also served on the Duval County Community Health Improvement Plan Steering Committee.

President and CEO of CAN Community Health, Richard E. Carlisle, said, “Jacksonville has the 3rd highest reported HIV/AIDS cases in Florida. I am confident that the city will benefit greatly from Dr. Barnes’ extensive HIV experience and overall medical expertise.”

For more information about CAN Community Health at Lutheran Social Services located at 4615 Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Florida, please call (904) 508-0710.


CAN Community Health is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other STDs. The clinics offer the finest medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay. For more information visit

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