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Linda A. Hensley, MD

CHFM Faculty

Linda Hensley, MD Linda A. Hensley, MD
Assistant Professor, Medical Director
Family Medicine Residency Program
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-7001 Fax: (352) 265-9584

Professional Biography

Dr. Hensley is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Family Medicine at Main Street. She received her M.D. from the University of Florida and completed her residency at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. Before becoming a family medicine physician, Dr. Hensley worked as a coordinator and supervisor at a nature park and also worked for the state, and in 2000 she became a physician at the Main Street clinic. Dr. Hensley has volunteered as a Special Olympics Sport Physician and received Volunteer of the Year for her efforts; she has also won numerous teaching and achievement awards. Her medical interests include preventative medicine, women and children’s health and obstetrics.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BS Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida
MD University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Residency Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, Florida
Family Medicine

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice
  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Member, Florida Medical Association
  • Alachua County Medical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors In America, 2013
  • Sidney Lanier School Volunteer of the Year 2008-2009
  • UF College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award 2008-2009
  • Family Practice Resident Teacher of the Year, Halifax Family Practice Residency, June 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Family Medicine, UF College of Medicine, May 1996
  • UF College of Medicine Thorkild W. Anderson Award, May 1996

Clinical Interests

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Women Health
  • Children’s Health

Recent Projects and Grants

  • Sub-investigator, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Multi-center Study to Compare Clinical Health Outcomes of Telithromycin versus Azithromycin in Outpatients with Community-Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (Aventis, $22,000)
  •  Sub-Investigator, A 52 week extension to a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active controlled study to compare the effect of 52 weeks treatment with LAF237 50 mg bid to metformin up to 1000 mg bid in drug naïve patients with type 2 diabetes (Novartis, $3,662)
  •  Sub-Investigator, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study comparing an eight-week treatment of aliskiren 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg to placebo in patients with essential hypertension (Novartis, $25,284)