Are You Looking For a Smarter Approach to Your Health?
Let’s work together to restore your vitality by developing a personalized, empowered, strategy that puts you back in charge of your health.
Choose the program that’s right for you…
Tired of feeling dismissed and unheard?
We provide a plan, a partnership, and a promise to get to the root cause so you can restore your health
Ever wish that your health care provider would just listen to your story and hear you out?
I believe that your story holds the answer to your current state of health and how to best restore it. By attentively listening to you, we know exactly where to get started and how to best serve your needs.
Our recommendations will include the most appropriate functional lab testing, lifestyle recomendations, mindset shifts, nutrition, and required supplement support.
By listening closely, we help you save both time and money.
“Can Modern Health KC Help Me With _______?”
It is never our intention to “treat” any condition that our patients present with. It is our goal to reverse engineer a patient’s presentation by removing whatever is interfering with their health and add what is missing.
I do not replace medical interventions but instead help my patients become their own health advocates. The goal is always centered around restoring vitality.
I believe that a diagnosis can never paint the full picture of what is going on and only limit intervention options.
While it is not my intention to treat a diagnosis, patients with the following issues have reported significant improvements with the use of functional medicine programs.
- Autoimmune disease (MS, RA, Celiac, Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, etc)
- Digestive disorders (IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s, Colitis, heartburn
- Difficult weight loss
- Hormone and endocrine imbalances (Thyroid disease, PMS, hot flashes, PCOS)
- Infertility and irregular menstrual cycles
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Adrenal imbalances
- Cognitive decline (brain fog, poor memory, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
What To Expect When You Join Our Community
The Highest Level of Service
Full support you on your health journey. At no point will you feel alone or on your own.
It is our highest priority to provide you with the absolute best service and guidance.
I promise to listen to your story and develop a lasting relationship.
Learn Powerful Life Skills
The Modern Health KC Method teaches you life skills that you will benefit from for a lifetime. I believe that the true value of MHKC services starts when you leave the office and apply what you’ve learned.
By educating you along the way, we’re able to help you take better care of yourself and your family.
Our goal is to make you “independently healthy.”
Looking Beyond Lab Markers
Your lab results are just that, a “result.” They may not tell the full story of what is going on with your health.
It is our goal to identify what is creating these results so that we can work together to reverse engineer a solution for you.
This is why we offer unique services such as Grocery store tours and pantry makeover consultations.
These services enable us to find deeper seeded problems that are impacting various areas of your life.
Connect With Community
It has been proven over and over again that community is the most important determinent to your health and longetivity.
This is why I am putting a lot of time, energy, and effort into helping you feel connected to a community of like-minded and like-hearted people on a similar journey as you.
Choose Your Health Optimization Journey
We Offer Multiple Programs To Best Serve You
|Our most basic program for healthy individuals seeking a personalized self-care plan||Our most popular program is designed for patients dealing with more significant chronic health challenges||Our most comprehensive program includes all of our services to ensure your highest level of success|
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Coming Oct 2019
|Our most basic program for
healthy individuals seeking a
personalized self-care plan
|Our most popular program is designed for patients dealing with more significant chronic health challenges|
|Our most comprehensive program includes all of our services to ensure your highest level of success|
Coming Oct 2019
*Labs and supplements not included in price
*payment plan offered
- A single use plan for motivated individual looking to hack deeper into their health using functional medicine. Or parents looking to learn a different approach for their kids health.
- Binder with material specific to your condition
- A full functional medicine evaluation focused on root cause disease
- Guide in setting up your ideal vitamin and supplement protocol
- Recommended functional or conventional testing
- Recommendations to include food plan, mindfulness activities, exercise
- This is a one time evaluation. This option does not include any ongoing support or coaching.
- If you chose to proceed with a more one on one program I will apply this fee toward our advanced Modernized program.
- A 6 month program to make real change with one on one support from Dr. Howerton. Perfect for those with indepth diagnoses looking to transform their current and future health
- In-depth 75 minute evaluation in the office for functional exam
- Personalized nutrition plan with shopping lists, weekly plan and recipes
- Monthly in office follow ups to update treatment plan (5 visits)
- Unlimited email & text access with Dr. Howerton
- Private grocery store tour with our Health Coach
- Wholesale lab pricing to get to root cause of your condition
- 20% discount on quality medical grade supplements delivered to your door
- Personalized Supplement plan
- Modern Health “All Disease Begins in the Gut” custom t-shirt
- Personalized binder to organize your medical past, present and future
- Health coaching to include mindfulness, habit building, exercise, and dietary instruction
- FREE admission to sit in ALL Modern Health group classes!
- Complete ICD-10 billing so your HSA and Flex dollars can apply
- Monthly Chiropractic adjustments can be added for $50 per month
- *Labs and supplements not included in price
- *Payment plan offered
- The first of its kind! Combining functional fitness and group functional medicine for true health results
We believe health is your most important asset. As such, the decisions you make should be done with great care. If you’re tired of getting the run-around and ready to commit to your best life, let’s connect. We’ll carefully listen to you and help you find the right program so that you can finally get the results that you’ve been looking for.
5 Functional Medicine Myths Debunked
Myth # 1 – I’ve tried “everything”
This is a phrase that I hear over and over on our discovery calls. Many patients feel like they’ve done everything that they can to get better. Within a few short minutes, it’s clear that there were many stones still left unturned. When a person submits to having “tried everything” they subconsciously submit to the idea that nothing more can be done. Most people I speak to have never had functional lab testing, a true doctor consultation, a one on one health advocate. Chances are there are many aspects of your health that have not been fully explored.
Myth # 2 – If this worked, my doctor would know about it
Allopathic medicine operates out of a completely different paradigm than functional medicine. Western medicine focuses on the name of the disease and takes a symptom based, one size fits all approach. Trust me as a wife of a emergency medicine doctor I love my allopathic doctors and wouldn’t want life without them. However, functional medicine is more focused on the root causes of your health issues and provides a personalized plan. We believe that a combination of both approaches is best for our patients. Due to this difference in paradigms, your allopathic doctor will be more educated in acute interventions to help you feel better, whereas, a functional medicine approach will be more focused on helping you increase your health span over disease span.
Myth # 3 – I don’t have time
Time is your most important asset. I believe strongly that being healthy will free up more time for you to do the things you enjoy most. No one has time in this modern world and we for sure don’t have time to be sick. My goal is to make time work for you instead of against you. When you have clear direction, every passing day moves you closer to a better life. This is why I offer the option and convenience of telephone and video consultations. Thanks to the level of support I offer and because our programs teach you a life skill, you will save hundreds hours of online research, time wasted in doctor’s waiting rooms, and most important add healthy years to your life.
Myth # 4 – Functional medicine is expensive
This is the biggest misconception about functional medicine. In reality, it is the most affordable form of healthcare on the planet. In fact, insurance companies and governments are now running pilot projects to demonstrate the significant cost savings to both patients and healthcare systems using a functional medicine model. It’s always important to recognize the true cost of services that are rendered. Just because something is covered does not make it cheaper or guiding your to optimal health. It’s also important to note that functional medicine teaches you a liberating life skill which makes your care cheaper over time versus the allopathic model which gets more and more expensive over time (more testing, more medications, more scans) all while not teaching you a life skill or addressing the root cause. I want my patients to learn the skills to become their own “doctor” and utilize food as medicine over drugs and insurance owning their health.
Myth # 5 – I can figure this out on my own
We live in an information era. This means that you have access to all the world’s information at your fingertips. What you don’t have is information about yourself. This is the missing link in your healing. By having a trained provider to ask you the right questions and do the right testing, you will have much deeper insights into your personal health challenges and how to overcome them. Functional lab testing clues you into information that you or your doctor would never know otherwise. My goal when partnering with you is to help identify the root cause of your health problems, teach you the appropriate life skills you need to remedy them, and support you as needed. Self-navigating through the sea of conflicting information ends up costing you both your health and your sanity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we work together remotely?
Yes! With the exception of a blood draw (if necessary) all lab test kits can be mailed to you and performed in the privacy of your own home or at the local lab ( you will have instructions on this), then mailed back to the lab along with your sample(s). Once we receive your results from the lab, we will email you to set up an appointment to go over them in great detail. Appointments with any Modern Health KC team member (I plan to add a health coach) can be done from the comfort of your own home or office via phone or Zoom from virtually anywhere in the world.
Is lab testing necessary for the program?
Yes! Labs are a vital part of the process in uncovering hidden malfunctions, discovering healing opportunities, and getting to the root cause of your health issues. Without the data and information that labs provide us, we would just be guessing what’s wrong with you. I don’t guess…I test.
How much do lab fees cost?
We will determine which lab test(s) will be necessary during our initial session and will depend upon the information discussed at that time. On average, you can expect to spend between $100-$1000 for initial testing. In some cases, follow-up testing may be advisable to monitor things such as hormone balancing or the eradication of a gut pathogen. Regardless of how much you pay in lab fees, we’ve made every effort to ensure that you’re receiving direct-lab wholesale pricing on all lab tests. Many lab companies do work with your insurance and flex or HSA can be used to cover any uncovered costs.
Do you offer financing?
Yes! We offer patient financing through Advanced Care www.advancecarecard.com. They offer interest free financing.
Do you offer a family discount?
Yes! We offer a 10% discount for each immediate family member (spouse and children under 18).
How long does it take to heal?
There are many factors involved in determining how long it will take for an individual to heal, such as your level of participation and commitment, your individual health issues, and your current state of vitality. It’s important to understand that it’s not reasonable to expect to undo decades of damage in just a few weeks. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to healing, because we’re all unique individuals with different histories, abilities, lifestyles, and needs. This means the healing process will be as unique as you and we like to allow it to unfold naturally as your body permits. No matter how long it takes, our entire team is here to support you throughout your healing journey.
Can we continue working together when the program is over?
Yes! While we endeavor to provide you with everything you need to become liberated from the “symptom-management” system, many patients come to realize that a healthy mind, body, and spirit is priceless, and as such, they find comfort and value in continuing with ongoing support from our team. Whether you choose to adopt a proactive approach to maintaining your health, or if you require additional support after your program is complete, we wil make it easy and affordable for you with a few options. Our goal is to provide the right amount of support to facilitate your goals.
Regardless of what you choose, you have lifetime access to our interactive online Modern Health KC Community.
A Final Word From Our Founder
Dr Kerri Howerton
“I created Modern Health KC from the ground up to be the most comprehensive, practical, and enjoyable healthcare experience in Lee’s Summit. As Modern Health KC grows I will continue to update and improve all systems of your experience. I am already realizing the need to add in health coaches to better serve you into the future of your health journey.
Set up a time to speak with me and let’s figure out if working with togther is the right next step for you”