Dr. Jeanne Drisko

Jeanne DriskoJeanne Drisko, MD, is the founder of Integrative Medicine and served as its medical director until her retirement at the end of 2017. While she has transitioned away from patient consultations, she continues to work educating the next generation of integrative medicine practitioners and researching the benefits of vitamin C infusions in cancer treatment.

Dr. Drisko started The University of Kansas Integrative Medicine in 1998, working as the only practitioner. Under her direction, the practice blossomed to become the home for 10 integrative medicine practitioners. She has also conducted basic and clinical science research with other investigators on campus and around the world. She has many peer-reviewed publications.

She was introduced to integrative medicine because of a personal health crisis. Fortunately, she had friends who showed her how to care for herself in a new way she had never been taught. This transformative experience led her to leave conventional healthcare for integrative medicine, where she felt she could truly care about patients’ health.

“Integrative medicine isn’t just a form of healthcare,” she says. “Integrative medicine allows you to care about your health.”

Dr. Drisko loves to read about integrative medicine and science but also much more, and she will happily take book recommendations. She stays active by walking, swimming and cooking good, seasonal, whole foods for her family.