Welcome Dr. Kaumeyer
By Penny Lasater
Exciting things are happening at the Riordan Clinic! We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jennifer L. Kaumeyer to our staff.
Dr. Kaumeyer is a native of Southern Louisiana and began her studies at Louisiana State University where she majored in Microbiology and Nutrition. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She later received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. She is moving to Wichita, from Raleigh, NC, with her husband and two young children.
Since 2008, Dr. Kaumeyer has operated a highly successful naturopathic clinic in Raleigh. She is a 4th generation doctor, but the first in her family to pursue naturopathic medicine. Her father, a radiologist in Louisiana, indirectly inspired her to pursue this route. Dr. Kaumeyer’s great-grandfather, Dr. Corydon Wassell, was a Navy physician during World War II who won the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor for his bravery. A book was written about his life and was later made into a movie starring Gary Cooper as Dr. Wassell. Dr. Kaumeyers’ brother is also a distinguished graduate Air Force pilot.
Because of her passion for nutrition and nutritional biochemistry, Dr. Kaumeyer fell in love with the naturopathic medicine philosophy.
As a Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kaumeyer’s main focus is on getting to the root cause of a medical problem and not simply treating the symptoms, which is a philosophy that aligns perfectly with the 35-year history of the Riordan Clinic. Although Dr. Kaumeyer treats all conditions, she is especially interested in bio-identical hormones and gastro-intestinal issues. By developing a partnership with her patients, she develops a customized treatment plan to address each unique health issue. As a naturopath she utilizes the healing power of nature to restore the health of her clients.
Dr. Kaumeyer places great value on patient self-education and embraces the “co-learner” dynamic practiced at the Riordan Clinic. She ensures that her patients completely understand their diagnosis and motivates them to take responsibility and become an active participant in their healing process.
In addition to spending time with her husband and two children, Dr. Kaumeyer enjoys running, weight lifting, hiking, and reading. She loves competing in all sorts of road races, from 5k’s to full marathons, and cheers her husband on during his triathlons. She is a member in several key professional organizations including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Kaumeyer will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Lunch and Lecture on Thursday, March, 31st, 2011. You can schedule an appointment with her by calling 316-682-3100. In honor of her family’s military heritage, she will offer a 20% discount on doctor visits to veterans and active military personnel.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Kaumeyer and her family to Wichita. We are so happy to have her on the Riordan Clinic team!