Education: D.O., North Texas State University/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Board Certification: Family Practice
Professional Distinctions: FOMA, AOA, FOMA/District II, ACOFP, FSACOFP, and a Diplomate for the American Osteopathic Board of Medical Examiners
Douglas Pennington, D.O., received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at North Texas State University, Fort Worth. He has more than 31 years experience as a Family Medicine practitioner.
Dr. Pennington is a Board Certified Family Practitioner at Family Medical Centers’ Southside location. Through the years, he has earned numerous awards, including the Patients’ Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor and, twice, named as a Top 10 Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Pennington is a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association/District II, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Education: D.O., Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine
Board Certification: Family Practice
Georgia Doyle, D.O., received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Doyle is Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine. She practices at Family Medical Centers’ Southside location.
Education: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado(one of the first nurse practitioners program in the nation)
Board Certification: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Basic Cardiac Life Support
Professional Distinctions: Former board member of the American Lung Association of Florida which presented her an award for “Achievement, Leadership, and Dedication.”
Darlene VonTobel, ARNP, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. After completion of her Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Colorado, she completed her year of internship in the Army Nurse Corps. She was the first Nurse Practitioner in Heidelberg, Germany. She has more than 40 years experience treating patients and she practices at Family Medical Centers’ Southside location.
Education: Masters in Family Health Nursing, Boston College
Board Certification: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner- Family Practice, American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC)
Professional Distinctions: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Ashley (Southwick) Schivelbein, ARNP, earned her master’s degree in Family Health Nursing, from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She has more than 4 years experience in Family Medicine.
Ashley Schivelbein is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Family Medical Centers’ Southside location.
Ashley Schivelbein served as research coordinator at Joslin Diabetes Center for two years and is a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Adult Ambulatory Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Kern, ARNP received her Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Ambulatory Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Kern is a licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Family Medical Centers’ Orange Park location and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
She is trained in the diagnosis of acute and chronic illness and in the implementation of appropriate plans of care.
Prior to joining Family Medical Centers, she served as a primary care provider for adults 55 and older working with an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care and services to nursing home level-of-care patients in Ohio.