1.9 min readPublished On: June 3, 2024

Pursuit of Lifelong Passion

With multiple locations in Central Florida, Lorven Heart and Vascular Institute, LLC offers top quality care for cardiovascular conditions.

Jeveria Ali, DNP, APRN, has worked with Dr. Qamar since 2009. Her journey in health care has been fueled by great passion.

Raised in New York, Jeveria’s life plan was to become a physician like her mother, but she got married at a young age and started a family who became her priority. Jeveria has been happily married for 25 years now and is a mother of four, ranging in age from 5 to 22.

After graduating from SUNY with a degree in pre-med and English literature, Jeveria focused on her children, but never gave up her dream of a career in medicine.

In 2004, she and her husband relocated their family to Ocala where their extended family had already moved.

When her youngest child was 8, Jeveria was accepted to medical school, but realized it would require too much sacrifice by her family, so she chose to be a nurse practitioner. 

“I had to ask myself what was most important–initials after my name or going into health care to help people,” she recalls.

The first day of class, she discovered she was pregnant with their fourth child. 

“It was a long journey although I took an accelerated program. If it wasn’t for the support of my husband, parents, and family, I couldn’t have done it,” says Jeveria, 44, who graduated from UF in 2022.

She’d already been working in Dr. Qamar’s practice as an EKG tech, cardiac rhythm analyst, medical assistant, and cardiovascular technician, but needed nursing experience.

“I started working as an RN at West Marion Hospital right before Covid hit. Holding hands with people while they took their last breaths when their family members weren’t allowed in really humbles you. Working as a new nurse during those unprecedented times surrounded by so much tragedy made me realize how much this role meant to me,” she says.

Today, Jeveria routinely works with patients at Lorven Heart for follow-up after cardiac procedures.

“A lot of my time goes into educating patients,” she says. “It’s satisfying to provide patients the information they need to improve their quality of life.”

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