A Clinton-area resident has taken the leap into starting a medical practice in the place she calls home.
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Annie Wafer opened her practice at 3 Kirkland Ave. - former location of Soul Bowl, and before that, the Dessert Booth - earlier this summer.
The services she’s bringing to the Village include substance use disorder treatment, medical marijuana certification, hormone replacement therapy, chronic disease consultation, hepatitis C testing and evaluation, and other consultation appointments. She also hopes to offer stem cell injections for chronic pain.
Out of work because of Covid-19 regulations at a previous job, Wafer found this time as good as any to open her private practice.
Wafer grew up in Camden, and she became a registered nurse in 2003. She spent nine years as an RN and worked at four Albany Medical Center, Crouse Hospital, Rome Hospital and Oneida Hospital.
In her position as RN, Wafer said she worked in various hospital divisions including the neonatal intensive care unit, obstetrics department, operating room, emergency room and intensive care unit.
“I did a little bit of everything,” she said of her time as an RN.
Wafer went back to school to become a certified family nurse practitioner. Her first FNP position was at a private practice OB-GYN office in Oneida.
Here, she said, she saw women’s health patients. “My niche kind of became younger moms in need of…