Functional Medicine Clinic
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 Dr. Jackson
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.
Inspired by the food movement, Jackson and her family started a farm based on rotational grazing practices and conservation techniques promoted by Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin and Wes Jackson at The Land Institute. This experience laid the foundation for exploring the functional medicine approach to chronic disease.
After a personal health experience of reversing her own autoimmune thyroid condition using nutritional changes, Dr. Jackson completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, learning from experts such as Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Terry Wahls.
Dr. Jackson is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron Jackson, who is vice principal at Rose Hill High School. They have three children: Kyler, a KSU graduate attending KU Law School, studying environmental law and energy policies; Lauren, a KSU senior studying health and life sciences; and Brett, a Rose Hill Middle School student.
Where We’re Located
1001 N Minneapolis
Wichita, KS 67214
M-F: 8:00AM – 5:00PM