Southern Dominion Health System, Inc Welcomes Two New Providers

Southern Dominion Health System, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lindley Abernathy, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) and Rasha Kafi, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) has joined our medical team.

Ms. Abernathy, FNPLindley Abernathy is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, who earned her Associates of applied Science of Nursing in May 2004 from Southside Community College. In August 2016, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. Then in March 2020, she graduated from South University in Glen Allen, VA with her Master’s in Science of Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner. Lindley has been a registered nurse (RN) for 16 years. She began her RN career at Community Memorial Healthcenter ER in 2004. In 2009, She became staff nurse at Chippenham Hospital. From there she began working as the clinical coordinator at Johnston-Willis Hospital in 2012, and the next year became the Trauma Program Manager there. In 2016, Lindley served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Services at Johnston-Willis Hospital. While attending school full-time for her MSN-FNP, she took the position as staff nurse at TriCities Freestanding ER in 2018. Lindley joined our team on July 20, 2020.

A native of Victoria, Lindley and her husband Ryan, a Firefighter/Medic with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS make their home on their family farm with their three children in Stony Creek.

Lindley is currently seeing patients at Dinwiddie Medical Center and Lunenburg Medical Center. She is splitting her time between these two sites, so please call to make an appointment (804) 469-3731 -Dinwiddie and (434) 696-2165 – Lunenburg. She welcomes patients of all ages, scheduled appointments, and same day appointments.


Ms. KafiRasha Kafi attended Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and graduated in 2015 with her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). She continued her education at George Washington University School of Nursing and earned her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Rasha also has a BS (Bachelor of Science) degree in Global and Community Health from George Mason University.

Rasha worked as an RN for nearly five years in the Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She also worked as a Certified Nurse Practitioner at the GYN office (Women’s Health Partners LLC) in Maryland. Then, in the Spring of 2020, she had a three-month contract position at Chimes Organization, working mainly with COVID-19 positive patients. On August 17, 2020, Rasha Kafi became the newest addition to the Southern Dominion Health System, Inc. medical team.

Rasha Kafi is a certified Family Nurse practitioner and is also certified in chemotherapy biotherapy. Her special interest includes Women’s health and oncology. Rasha enjoys traveling, shopping, and reading.

Rasha Kafi is currently seeing patients at Emporia Medical Center Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. She welcomes patients of all ages, scheduled appointments, and same day appointments. Please call (434) 634-7723. Emporia Medical Center is located at 510 N. Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847.

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