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Our doctors have a wide variety of skill sets that meld into the perfect team of practitioners for your family's needs.


We have wide and varied backgrounds with different skill sets gained through years of training that will allow us to address your unique needs. We work collectively as a team to ensure that you and your family are cared for in the most comprehensive way possible.


We offer numerous approaches to providing care. Our doctors do not only look at the presenting illness, but look at all the factors that could have led to the current issues. We collaborate with you to fend off future problems by working with you in a preventative health care manner instead of following the traditional model of reacting to illness after you are sick.

Medical Providers

"Dr. Natalie" was raised by hard working parents who immigrated, met and married in Chicago then settled in the Fox Valley area. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana, with an emphasis on child growth and development. Feeling the call to serve in pediatric medicine from a young age, she went on to complete her medical training at Southern Illinois University.

She traveled to learn from an international team of doctors at The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA along side the US Navy. Upon the birth of her daughter, she returned to the Fox Valley area and practiced for 11 years in a large multi-specialty group. Frustrated by modern medicines lack of answers for some of her more chronically ill patients, she went on to earn her certification in Homeopathy and completed her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Tierona Low Dog at the University of Arizona. She is married to an amazing man and has two children that keep her inspired.

Jaclyn Taverna, A.P.N., joined Whole Child Pediatrics in October of 2014. You will now be seeing her friendly face full time in the office. Jackie is an Advanced Practice Nurse and comes to us with over 15 years of nursing experience. Jackie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition.

She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Unit at Loyola University Medical Center for over 8 years. Jackie received her Master’s of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Loyola University and has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in specialty areas including primary care, allergies, asthma, weight reduction and health promotion. Jackie comes to Whole Child Pediatrics with a passion for health promotion and disease prevention and recently co-authored a book entitled, “Before the Store; a Guide to knowing what’s in your grocery cart.” She contributes her passion for healthy food sources on her shared nutrition blog, www.healthyfarmplateyou.com and through speaking engagements to both health care providers and anyone interested in knowing how food impacts their health. She is ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified and a member of the Illinois Nurses Association. Jackie grew up in Naperville and lives in the area with her son and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, gardening and being outdoors.

 Jori Carnithan A.P.N. 

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Psychology Staff

Dr. Mallory eceived both her Doctorate and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago; she minored in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Mallory has been working with adult clients since 2000.  In 2007 she expanded her focus to include couples and families as well as children and adolescents.  

Dr. Mallory can also provide psychological testing to assist in identifying an accurate diagnosis and to generate recommendations for treatment. Test results and recommendations as well as therapy services can be provided in Spanish or English.

At the client’s request, Dr. Mallory has frequently cooperated with other professionals such as Physicians and school personnel in order to promote proper continuity of care.

The focus of Dr. Mallory’s research has been the meaning of marital sleep arrangements. This research included a review of literature that defines the effects of sleep quality on individual functioning as well as the role of culture in the creation of meaning. Her current research interests include the systemic use of cognitive testing to increase academic performance and the role of sleep quality on career performance.

Maricela Mallory, Psy.D., MA recibió su Doctorado y Maestría en Psicología Clínica de la Illinois School of Professional Psychology -Chicago; el enfoque de su estudio fue la terapia de parejas y familias. Dra. Mallory empezó ha trabajar con los clientes adultos en el 2000. En 2007 amplió su enfoque para incluir parejas y familias así como niños y adolescentes.

La Dra. Mallory también esta disponible para proporcionar pruebas psicológicas. Los resultados se usan para aclarar la diagnosis correcta y generar recomendaciones de tratamiento. Resultados y recomendaciones de la prueba así como servicios de la terapia se pueden proporcionar en español o inglés.

Por petición del cliente, la Dra. Mallory seguido coopera con otros profesionales como médicos y personales de la escuela para promover el cuidado continuo del cliente.

El enfoque de la investigación de la Dra. Mallory ha sido el significado de los arreglos de dormir entre parejas casadas. Esta investigación incluyó una revisión de la literatura que identifica los efectos de la calidad del sueño sobre el funcionamiento individual y literatura que identifica el papel de la cultura en la creación del significado. Sus intereses actuales de investigación incluyen el uso sistémico de pruebas cognoscitivas para aumentar funcionamiento académico y el papel de la calidad del sueño en funcionamiento de la carrera.

Marc Drummond, Psy.D., MBA received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago. He also holds an MBA from Old Dominion University and has a Masters of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University. He has been working with children, adolescents, families and adults since 1996.

The focus of Dr. Drummond’s research has been in the diagnostics and multi-dimensional ways to manage symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. His current research interests include the use of standardized measures in custody evaluations and the effect of technology on socialization.
Dr. Drummond is currently an adjunct professor in both the Psychology and Business schools at Argosy University-Chicago.
In addition to providing counseling services, Dr. Drummond offers psychological testing, which can aid patients and other clinicians in determining the most accurate diagnosis and offering treatment recommendations. He enjoys assisting patients who have complex diagnoses or have conditions which do not seem to fall into traditional diagnostic categories.
Dr. Drummond is experienced in working with other professionals including Physicians, Lawyers and other mental health professionals in order to create the most positive outcome for his patients.

George W. Hotchkiss, Ph.D

Dr. Hotchkiss is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the Aurora/ Fox Valley area for over 20 years.  He received his undergraduate training in psychology from the University of Iowa and his graduate training from Auburn University. 

 Dr. Hotchkiss did his internship training at the Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association.  Dr. Hotchkiss holds certificates from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.  He is a clinical provider on the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board.

Dr. Hotchkiss is qualified to provide a wide range of services to children, adolescents, adults, and families including the following: 

  • Individual Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Family Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations
  • Learning Disability Evaluations
  • Evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit problems (ADHD / ADD) in all ages
  • Evaluation and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in all ages
  • Evaluation and treatment of personality disorders
  • Evaluation of sex offender difficulties in all ages
  • Consultation and Evaluation of child custody and visitation matters

Hailey Christensen, LPC

She earned her Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Haley is a Generalist who works with individuals of all ages. Haley uses the tools and theory in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to compassionately explore the root of anxiety, depression, and other

issues, while helping these individuals develop the confidence to use a variety of coping skills and strategies. Haley emphasizes acceptance and welcomes individuals of race, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Cindy Simmonds