Functional Medicine Clinic in Wichita, KS
KU Wichita Functional Medicine offers consults using a systems-based approach, recognizing there are many manifestations of disease with common causes. While not taking the place of your primary care physician, functional medicine’s goal is to find the root cause of illness by focusing on the foundations of health, including sleep, physical activity, nutrition, stress transformation and relationships. Using an individualized approach to disease based on the evolving research in nutritional science, genomics and epigenetics, functional medicine seeks to reverse the trend that is chronic disease and restore normal function. If you are ready to make changes to feel better and improve your quality of life, a functional medicine approach may augment your current health care methods.
What to expect: An initial functional medicine visit typically takes about an hour and initial management techniques focus on lifestyle changes with careful tracking and feedback. Follow-up visits last between 30 minutes to an hour. We accept all insurances
Meet Jennifer Jackson, MD, FACP, IFMCP
Jennifer Jackson, M.D., FACP is a Rose Hill native. After graduating with honors from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, she attended medical school and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Dr. Jackson served as a traditional general internist in Pratt, Kansas, before relocating with her family to the Wichita area, where she joined the faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Along with teaching future generations of doctors for Kansas, she serves as the associate program director, chief hospitalist and founder of the functional medicine practice at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
Meet Barb Herspring, PA-C
We are excited to announce joining Functional Medicine in October 2022 is Barb Herspring, PA-C. Barb Herspring, PA-C grew up in rural Kansas. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University with a degree in Management, certificate in International Business, and minor in Spanish she felt the call to go into medicine and completed the PA Program with honors through Wichita State University.
Barb has a wide range of experience working in Infectious Disease, Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Occupational Health as well as a Rural Health Clinic, Critical Access Hospital and ER. She has always had a passion for health maintenance and disease prevention. She especially enjoys investigating complex medical conditions and helping patients to find the underlying cause of disease.
Meet Melissa Bailey, APRN, FNP-C
Melissa Bailey APRN, FNP-C grew up in a small rural Kansas town. She graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and worked for several years in the operating room at a local hospital. She decided to further her education and graduated with honors with a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Maryville University. After graduation she began work in primary care, but more recently has been working back in a surgical setting.
Where We’re Located
1001 N Minneapolis
Wichita, KS 67214
M-F: 8:00AM – 5:00PM