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Dr. Kerri Howerton

Hello! Let me first welcome you to Modern Health KC. In finding my site chances are you have been searching for a new approach to your health, something that makes you feel empowered and inspired to make the change you long for. YES!! Let’s do that!

I’m Dr. Kerri Howerton, chiropractic physician, certified functional medicine practitioner, owner of Modern Health KC and lover of Very Berry Hibiscus Tea.

As a mom of two young boys and a teenage step-daughter I understand the hustle and bustle of practice schedules, school performances and ______(fill in) then, add in the work hours, keeping a marriage going strong and finding time to keep your sanity! Yikes! That can catch up to a woman real quick.

I have created Modern Health KC with women and children in mind. If you have ever done a 30 fat burn cleanse or 28 day reset and you were healed then you would not be reading this. At Modern Health KC we are in it for the long haul. Some behaviors, habits and routines have taken years to create. To think we could reverse the damage done by a modern environment in 30 days would not be a responsible tactic.

In Latin, the word “doctor” (docere) means “teacher” which has inspired me to take the years of learning and bring it to life through teaching our community a new way to true health through functional medicine.
I am passionate about helping people understand, cultivate and grow their own modern health path. I believe true healthcare is created by empowering patients to become their own “doctor”. There is not a single doctor who can ever understand the symptoms a patient feels on a day to day basis. It is my job as a doctor “to teach” individuals how their body functions and the ways to support its innate ability to heal.


After earning my bachelors degree in biology for the University of Central Missouri, I entered into my doctorate program at Cleveland Chiropractic college to expand my desire to learn how the body works and how to heal humans from the inside out. After graduation, I entered private practice as the owner of Active Body Chiropractic & Wellness. This led to my role as the team chiropractor for FC Kansas City Blues, formerly the areas only professional women’s soccer team. During my time as team chiropractor, I had the pleasure of working with professional and olympic athletes on a weekly basis.

Over the last 7 years, I have expanded my training to become a board certified clinical nutritionist, licensed sports nutritionist with the National Association of Sports Nutrition, active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, certified functional medicine practitioner through Functional Medicine University and a member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists.

As a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan I bleed green & gold… GO PACK GO! I served four years active duty in the United States Air Force with the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base. I now reside in Lee’s Summit with my husband Preston (the other Dr. Howerton), daughter Bria (16), Quinton (8) and Wynston (5). I enjoy peaceful runs around the Legacy loop, summer days on the lake, fall days cheering for the Chiefs (part time-fan) and Green Bay Packers, and winters snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains.

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