The New Haven Care Center recently hired Dr. Jennifer Allen as its new medical director.

Dr. Allen grew up in the Washington area and now owns her own practice, New Freedom Family Medicine, in Hermann.

She graduated from Oceania University of Medicine in 2012 and completed residency training at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in 2015.

Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Allen was a nurse and family nurse practitioner for 15 years, some of which was spent at the New Haven Care Center.

In addition to overseeing the center, Dr. Allen will be a primary physician for some of the patients at the center.