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Our Family

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.