Joplin Integrative Care

Functional and Integrative Medicine

My name is Dr. Ryan Ford.  I have been married for 20 years and have two beautiful daughters.  I am the clinic director at Joplin Integrative Care, and for the past 15 years I have been helping people just like you.  People who have had their lives turned upside down by chronic illness.

I began my career as a classically trained chiropractic doctor.  As I struggled through the first few years in practice, two things became very clear to me:

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  1. The body can heal itself with the right give and take – take away what is causing the problem and give the body what it needs to heal.
  2. Healthcare in our country has been hijacked by corporate greed, personal ambition, and enormous ego of those in leadership positions.

These two realizations caused me to start searching for a better way to deliver healthcare.  This search led me to functional medicine.

In addition to my doctorate degree, I am a Fellow of the Acupuncture Society of America, a certified Functional Medicine provider, and I am on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.   I have authored numerous health related articles for both local and national magazines and have worked on a team with a medical doctor, physical therapist, and a natural medical doctor to deliver integrative medical treatments to patients with all manner of health problems.   I currently belong to a group of doctors around the United States with widely varied backgrounds with the goal of raising our level of knowledge and treatment by constantly sharing ideas, knowledge, and advice on difficult cases.