About Integrative Medicine

What we do

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In Integrative Medicine, we give our patients the time and attention they deserve. Maybe you’ve been to one healthcare provider after another and still can’t find an answer. Maybe you’re looking to prevent chronic disease before it occurs. Maybe you simply want to feel your best. Whatever the case, we’re here to listen to your story and focus on you.

We understand that each of our patients is a unique person, with a unique story, lifestyle and genetic background. That’s why, if you become our patient, we will take the time to get to know you. Then, we’ll work with you to create a personalized plan for your path toward wellness. For us, the patient is an integral part of the treatment team.

We focus not just on any health problems someone might be experiencing, but on the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Who we are

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<div><span style=Jeanne Drisko, MD, founded the Integrative Medicine practice at The University of Kansas in 1998, with a passion for helping patients heal themselves naturally by meeting the body’s foundational needs: good nutrition, quality sleep, joy and movement. Since then, she has formed a healthcare team that shares that passion.

Our team includes doctors, a nurse practitioner, a neurofeedback and biofeedback specialist, and registered dietitians who are trained specifically in integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy. We are one of the oldest integrative medical practices in the Kansas City area and our team has decades of experience.

Patients can start by seeing any of our providers directly, with no need for a referral. No matter where you start, our team will work together to provide you with comprehensive, personalized integrative care. If you see one of our providers, you see us all.

Testing

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We know that each person’s needs are different. That’s why we often use specialized laboratory testing to personalize our care and create a tailored health plan for each patient.

Our testing might include:
  • Individualized genetics
  • Vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid panels
  • Immune markers
  • A wide variety of hormone systems
  • Neurochemical imbalances
  • Toxicity presence

Services offered

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Based on each person’s individualized wellness plan, we offer a variety of treatment services:
  • Medical acupuncture: for chronic headaches and migraines, hormone-related symptoms, infertility and more
  • Intravenous nutritional therapies: for cancer care (in concert with traditional cancer treatments), muscle pain, mineral imbalances and more
  • Naturopathy: addressing problems and optimizing health with natural therapies
  • Neurofeedback: for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADD/ADHD and more
  • Nutrition services: addressing food sensitivities, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and other root nutritional causes of health problems

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is an approach that can incorporate both mainstream medicine and the use of complementary therapies generally not considered to be part of conventional medical care. As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), integrative medicine can incorporate:
  • Biomedical practices such as vitamins, minerals or other natural products
  • Mind-body therapies such as yoga or acupuncture
  • Manipulative and body-based practices such as chiropractic manipulation or massage therapy
  • Movement therapies such as pilates or qi gong

Health insurance

Alternative and complementary medicine services such as those offered in integrative medicine are not covered under most traditional health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. Because our program does not accept health insurance, payment is due at the time of service. We do accept health savings account (HSA) cards, as well as all major credit cards and checks.

Support integrative medicine

As integrative healthcare approaches grow across the United States, researchers and educators are working to explore the benefits of these approaches and train providers in integrative care. You can help the field continue to grow and advance by supporting our Integrative Medicine. Your generous contributions toward our research and education efforts can help advance the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer. View specific ways to give