What is Integrative Oncology?
Conventional oncology treats cancer. Integrative oncology goes beyond to treat the patient that has cancer – whole person cancer care. Each patient is unique. Contributing factors to their cancer care are unique. Their family history and genetics are unique. Their environmental exposures and lifestyles are unique. The ways patients respond to conventional and integrative therapies are unique. Integrative oncology creates the foundation for customized care plans to achieve better outcomes, fewer side effects, a better quality of life, and hope.
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Riordan Clinic is a world-renowned, academic medical center that has been leading the world in integrative oncology and complex chronic illness care since 1975. Clinic co-founders Dr. Hugh Riordan and Olive W. Garvey founded the clinic on the premise that all complex chronic illness, including cancer, has origins in nutrient deficiencies. Today, the clinic’s integrative oncology team builds on that foundation with a Terrain approach to care. This approach targets the root cause of the cancer while simultaneously working to improve quality of life, manage side effects, reduce risk of recurrence, and improve immunity. Clinic providers and patients – co-learners – then together focus on restoring, improving, and maintaining health by addressing individualized diet, lifestyle and environmental influences.
The Riordan Clinic treats all types of cancer. The Riordan Clinic’s High Dose IV Vitamin C (IVC) protocols are recognized worldwide as the standard in integrative cancer care. Other therapies offered include but aren’t limited to Mistletoe Therapy, Helleborus Therapy, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI), Poly MVA, Ozone Insufflations, Detox Protocols, and Acupuncture.
About the Riordan Team
The Riordan Clinic’s providers are thought leaders in their fields with credentials that help them drive new standards of care. Their education, board certifications, and specialized training place them among the highest credentialed integrative oncology providers in the nation. The Riordan Clinic has locations in Hays, Overland Park, and Wichita.
Dr. Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO, Overland Park
Laura Vasquez, MSN, APRN, NP-C, Overland Park
Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Wichita
Dr. Kirsten West, ND, LAc, FABNO, Wichita
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Riordan Clinic treatments and traditional oncology treatments compatible?
Yes. Conventional oncology treats cancer. Integrative oncology goes beyond to treat the patient that has cancer – whole person cancer care. Integrative oncology creates the foundation for customized care plans to achieve better outcomes, fewer side effects, a better quality of life, and hope.
Where can I receive Riordan Clinic treatments?
The Riordan Clinics located in Wichita, Overland Park, and Hays can provide patients access to therapies and laboratory testing.
How much does treatment cost?
Integrative Oncology treatments usually range from $8,000 to $15,000. The cost will depend on treatments needed and will vary by patient.
Are treatments covered by insurance or Medicare?
In some cases. The Riordan Clinic does not does not file with private insurance. Patients are provided the information needed to file their own claims with a private carrier. Reimbursement rates vary widely by patient. Bio-Center Laboratory does file claims on behalf of Medicare patients. Insurance company contract obligations can be restrictive. Opting out of insurance contracting affords Riordan Clinic providers the flexibility to customize care plans solely on the basis of achieving the best outcomes for the patients.
What are the success rates Riordan Clinic providers have in treating cancer?
Conventional oncology treats the cancer. Integrative oncology goes beyond that to treat the whole person who has cancer. Success rates vary depending on the type of cancer, stage of the cancer, and factors unique to the patient. Riordan Clinic providers have achieved amazing results with advanced cancers and related side effects often associated with treatment.
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