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.



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.



Jennifer Hartman, Nurse Practitioner

i there, my name is Jennifer Hartman. I am a certified pediatric nurse practitioner new to the team at Next Generation Pediatrics. I have over 22 years of experience in pediatric primary care. I spent over 20 years in a large practice in the city of Chicago affiliated with Lurie and then practiced for a little over a year in a concierge pediatric practice. I am thrilled to continue to help heal children and their families in the suburb of South Elgin. I live in the city of Chicago in Lincoln Park with my husband Ken and my three children. My 19 year old daughter, Mia is a Xavier University student, Kenny is my 18 year old son who just graduated from St. Ignatius and will also attend Xavier University in the fall, and I have a sixth grader Colin who is a student at St. Josaphat School in Lincoln Park. I became interested in medical care from a very young age assembling human plastic models and tirelessly coloring medical books. What helped cement my career choice was being diagnosed with bone cancer in my left lower leg when I was 16 years old. Through my 2 + years of surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and hospital stays my medical team (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and assistants) saved my life as I was only given a 20% chance to live given the aggressive nature of my cancer. I now cherish being a part of the medical community that healed me. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with my parents and 4 siblings. I attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana for my undergraduate degree majoring in science. I then attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for my master’s degree and residency as a pediatric nurse practitioner. I met my husband at Notre Dame and I moved to Chicago to be closer to him after graduation. In my free time I like to spend quality time with my children and dog (a goldendoodle Bailey), cook, garden, and exercise. I love cycling on the lakefront and spinning in my house (Show me your support fellow Peloton lovers!). I believe that primary care pediatrics is all about establishing a medical home for families. I absolutely love and am very passionate about the role I play in making parents an integral part of the healthcare team. I will guide but also support parents in their decision making about their children’s development and wellness. I am excited to begin this next chapter of my life with you and your family.

 

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