About Us


Dr. Jennifer Schening, MD

Meet our doctor, Jennifer L. Schening, D.O.  Dr. Schening started her education at Loyola University, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.  She then graduated with her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

After finishing her internship at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, she began her residency at Christ Hospital and Hope Children’s Hospital in Oaklawn, Illinois. 

Dr. Schening worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Rockford Memorial and as a Clinical Pediatrician in the Rockford Health Systems.  She began her own practice in 2005 and has been expanding it ever since.  She has completed CEHD Homeopathy courses. 

Dr. Schening received the Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from  the Academy of Pediatrics in 2009 for her outstanding work with foster children.  That year she also received the Sherman Hospital Community Service Award.  In 2013 and 2015,  she received the Favorite Pediatrician Award from Advocate Sherman Hospital.  Dr. Schening was on the Board to get Advocate Sherman Breastfeeding Friendly status. She is currently Chair of the pediatric department at Advocate Sherman Hospital

Dr. Schening loves to educate her patients and their families on the importance of physical, environmental, emotional, mental, social, and spirtual well-being.  In her down time, Dr. Schening is busy spending time with her husband and three children and their various activities. She is very active in her church and is the chairperson for the preschool at her church.  She loves being a pediatrician and watching all her patients grow into their own independent individuals.



Jessica Pawlicki,Nurse Practitioner

Meet our Nurse Practitioner, Jessica Pawlicki. Jessica joined Next Generation Pediatrics in February 2016. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014. She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics since then. Prior to that, she worked as a Medical Oncology Nurse before going to grad school for 3 years. Jessica is married and has 2 beautiful children. In her free time she loves to go camping, spend time with her family, and go shopping. She has always had an interest in natural medicine. She lives a natural lifestyle and strives to continue to learn more to better herself, her family, and her patients.




Macy Klumpp, Nurse Practitioner

Meet our Nurse Practitioner, Macy Klumpp. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has spent most of her career in the acute care setting, where she has worked the past 16 years as an emergency room nurse. Her experience of taking care of patients has been mostly through the upbringing of her three children and critical pediatric patients in the emergency room. She is married and has three beautiful children, two dogs, and two birds. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running and biking. Her greatest joy in life is to attend school field trips with her children and teaching Sunday school at her church.



Myra Nepereny, Nurse Practitioner

Meet our Nurse Practitioner, Myra Nepereny. Myra joined Next Generation Pediatrics in October of 2016. She is a Graduate of the University of St. Francis with a master’s of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is AANP Board Certified. She has over 20 years of experience as a critical care nurse. Myra is married and has been blessed with three beautiful children and a dog, named Wrigley. Because of a strong family history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression, Myra has dedicated herself to following a healthy lifestyle. She sees the importance in starting healthy living as young children in order to avoid future health difficulties as adults. Myra loves spending time with her family, has run in 9 marathons, completed a triathlon, and her latest obsession is training and competing in Cross-Fit. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family and to better serve you in addressing your health concerns.

 

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