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New health clinic opens in Shawnee

August 15, 2016

A unique approach to medicine has come to Shawnee.

Last week, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Riordan Clinic, located at 21620 Midland Drive.

The clinic offers innovative integrative medicine therapies and services, which are offered at its main facility in Wichita.

There is also a second location in Hays.

The clinic’s philosophy is looking at the root cause of illness, rather than just treating symptoms.

It treats a wide variety of illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

“Integrative medicine looks further than traditional medicine because it looks at the bigger picture,” said Erin Manning, the director of marketing for Riordan Clinic. “Our wish is to help people be preventative, so they don’t get a chronic illness.”

The Wichita location has become a hotspot in the last 40 years, with people from all over the world flying to Riordan Clinic for treatment.

Several of its patients were from the Kansas City area, prompting the clinic to put down roots in Shawnee.

“You can tell Shawnee is a healthy community because of all the parks and trails and health food stores in the area,” Manning said. “And it’s a growing area.”

Plus, with Shawnee only being a highway drive to the airport, she thinks it will be an ideal location for out-of-state and international patients.

The Shawnee facility features a waiting room, nurses station, medicinal lab, and an IV room.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Councilman Jim Neighbor was impressed with what he saw.

“I think it’s an interesting approach to medicine,” he said. “They wouldn’t be here if they didn’t feel there was a need. There is tremendous growth in western Shawnee, which I think will help their success.”

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