I've been there too.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Schiro.
I have been a nurse since 2005, but my love for medicine and helping others started before I can even remember. My passion for Women's Health concerns and Cancer Care began several years ago as I worked through endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage, and hormone imbalances and walked along side my mother-in-love as she battled ovarian cancer (you can read her story HERE). After changing my outlook on nutrition, making exercise a routine, and being health coached myself, I noticed a complete reversal of my symptoms and am now able to use nutrition for healing! My life experiences and passion to help others led me to become a nurse practitioner and health coach. I strive to empower individuals and families to be the heads of their health care teams while learning more about their bodies and utilizing the proper tools to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. I have experience working with women’s health issues, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, fibromyalgia, and those battling cancer or their caregivers.
Women’s Health Issues
I am passionate about working with certain women’s health issues...because I’ve been there too. It can be isolating, devastating, and painful on many levels. Like I mentioned above, I have suffered with endometriosis for years, struggled with infertility and miscarriage, hormone imbalances from birth control pills and bad nutrition, candida overgrowth, and excruciating vestibulitis that took several months to find the root cause, then several more to repair the damage. Women’s health issues affect our spirituality, relationships, marriages, jobs, cause depression and anxiety, weight gain, skin issues, and infertility. I want to help women learn how their bodies are supposed to work, how to get to the root cause of their problems and to empower them to use natural methods on their pilgrimage to healing.
Cancer Care and Prevention
I DESPISE cancer. But I have to respect the journey that people travel when they face diagnosis or walk beside those who have been given one. I have experienced a strengthening of faith and a deepening of compassion as a caregiver. I witnessed a profound respect of life, fear, joy, pain, relief, abandonment, and love from survivors. A pilgrimage to healing of cancer is complicated, yet beautiful…it’s not a smooth paved road. More very close loved ones in my life are battling cancer since my mother-in-love’s passing (read my blog post HERE about my Mother-in-Love). I want to help those who have cancer to connect with the education they need to make informed decisions about their treatment plan and the resources necessary to facilitate a holistic approach to healing. Survivors are more than just cancer, and they need help navigating the journey, during treatment and in remission. I want to help those at risk for cancer to become passionate about their health so that they can reduce the risk and work to prevent cancer. We hold a lot of the power of prevention in our hands. We need to be empowered to take that action. That’s where I come in.
More about Jennifer...
Jennifer is a Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee, and a Certified Health Coach. She holds a Master's degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Nursing and has pursued training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She hopes the knowledge gained as a functional medicine practitioner will allow her to better serve her clients. Jennifer is affiliated with the following organizations:
And when she's not working...
Jennifer enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Chris, and their 3 children. She enjoys crafting, rowing, and swimming . For relaxation, she enjoys meditation and reading.