Optimal Kids Program

Improve your child’s behavior, learning and mood through lifestyle and dietary modifications along with proper nutrient supplementation. The Optimal Kids Program is designed to help children with a wide variety of health needs.

Our approach investigates the root cause for children who are suffering from behavior, digestive, learning, anxiety, depression or a variety of health issues. Optimal Kids is designed for parents and loved ones who want to avoid medication while still improving the child’s day to day life.

Children and parents will meet with a Riordan Clinic doctor for five sessions over a three month period. A detail history will be taken, nutrient lab evaluation done, diet and lifestyle issues will be addressed and attendance at the Food as Medicine course is included.

Who would benefit from this program?

Children dealing with, but not limited to, the following issues:

Poor concentration Poor focus and memory Developmental delays
ADD/ADHD Hyperactivity Poor sleep habits
Digestive complaints Headaches Food sensitivities
Asthma and allergies Depression Anxiety


Read more about why the program was created in Dr Anne’s article, Optimal Kids which was originally published in the August 2015 issue of our Health Hunters newsletter. You can also watch the one hour video lecture YouTube channel.


  • Detailed health history, physical, goal setting with doctor. Lab collected via urine (see description below).*
  • Review diet and lifestyle changes.
    • All new patients will receive a flash drive with a recording of the Food as Medicine course as well as a digital copy of the text book.
  • Lab review and supplement recommendations.
  • Follow up and review goals.

Typically these four appointments will take place within three months. However, this time frame may be adjusted based on your child’s individual needs. Your doctor will likely suggest additional follow up appointments to monitor progress.

Over the course of the program it will be important to implement the nutrition and lifestyle changes, supplement recommendations, follow-up appointments and clinic services that your child’s treatment plan outlines. By taking an active role in his or her recovery, you will understand the systemic causes of the illness or health concerns better, thus enacting a positive impact on health. Because of this approach we ask that all children go through the Optimal Kids program in order to be established as a patient at the Riordan Clinic.

Nutrient Lab Evaluation

Lab tests included:

  • Mineral Levels: zinc, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum
  • Anti-Oxidants: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, CoQ10
  • B Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12
  • Organic Acids: will help to identify neurotransmitter imbalances, dysbiosis, Candida overgrowth, need for pancreatic enzymes and mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • Amino Acids

Tests listed above are collected via urine.
*Additional lab testing might be warranted, depending on the clinical discretion of the doctor. These additional tests may be collected via blood or stool depending on the specific test protocol.

Program Cost

The cost of the Optimal Kids Program is $1,250 and includes the appointments and lab evaluation listed above. Additional lab testing, services or appointments might be warranted, depending on the clinical discretion of the doctor. It is not uncommon for the doctors to request that food sensitivity testing be done, which is at an additional cost. However, they will address this with you at your appointments.

Get started:

Take the first step to better health: schedule your appointment today! Give us a call, or use the form below, and we’ll walk you through scheduling your first appointment and answer any questions that you might have.

New Patient Coordinator | 316.927.4765 | information@riordanclinic.org

Have More Questions Before Deciding? Doctor Call Times are Available

These weekly appointed times give potential patients the opportunity to speak with one of the Riordan Clinic providers to answer basic questions about the clinic, their backgrounds and areas of expertise.  Find out more about Doctor Call Times.



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Let’s Get Started! Request An Appointment:

To request an appointment, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch about appointment times and dates. We look forward to meeting you!

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