Welcome Dustin Moffitt, ND!
The Riordan Clinic is excited to welcome Dr. Dustin Moffitt as the primary clinic at the Hays location. Dr. Moffitt is an experienced naturopathic doctor who specializes in regenerative injection techniques, pain management, sports rehabilitation, chronic illness, functional medicine, and weight loss. I asked Dr. Moffitt to tell us a bit about himself:
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Wichita, KS. However I grew up 6 miles outside of Whitewater, Kansas on small 16 acre farm. Graduated from Frederic Remington High School. After that I moved on to graduate from Wichita State University.
How did you get into naturopathic medicine?
I have always wanted to go on to become a doctor, however originally I was heading for allopathic. Through my own health issues and that of close friends and family, I saw a lack of care coming from the conventional medical system. Through my searches for a better option I discovered naturopathic medicine and could not be happier with the outcome.
How is a naturopath the same/different from a conventional medical doctor?
Conventional medicine is very symptom focused. Often treating whatever the current exacerbation is without ever thinking what the original cause was. For example, people struggling from chronic allergies or stomach issues. Naturopathic medicine likes to take a whole person and environmental approach to the situation and look at why. We often have longer appointments due to the extensive amount of questioning and detective work to identify the root of the cause. Maybe those allergies were because that person lived in a moldy home, was eating foods they are allergic to, or have a nutritional deficiency. Regardless of what it is, we do our best to identify it.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to move! Every way, shape, or form. I like to work out in the gym, go trail running, mountain biking, garden, etc. If it requires movement and physical activity, I am always ready!
What is your perfect meal?
The perfect meal is one that doesn’t take much time to prepare, yet provides all the needed nutrition to fuel my body for my next adventure. I love vegetables and how they make my body feel. That being said, I still enjoy a well thought out grass fed hamburger with veggies!