1. What is integrative medicine?
Oftentimes people know about “holistic,” “complementary,” “natural” and “alternative” medicine, but they don’t know what “integrative medicine” is. Integrative medicine, requires traditional allopathic medical training that combines not only holistic and alternative medicine tools but also medical knowledge and medicine from many other medical trainings some of which are chiropractic, Ayruvedic, and Eastern medicine. And all of this is evidence-based medicine.
It is so fulfilling to see patients take control of their health by getting the tools they need to be in control of their health and wellness and to help their other doctors have successful prevention, resolution or stabilization of their high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes, infertility, reflux, dementia, etc.
2. Why did you choose integrative medicine over traditional medicine?
After being in OB/GYN practice for 20 years, I was like a lot of physicians that noticed that patients are not satisfied with their health. They leave our offices with the same unspoken worries: “I don’t want to get Alzheimer’s Disease like Mom.” “I am so afraid to get cancer like my brother.” “I wish I didn’t have to take my anxiety pill.” They may have been given a good checkup or been told that they don’t have cancer, but they don’t leave with any tools to help themselves be a whole person. They usually feel frustrated because another medication has been prescribed, or they feel rushed and aren’t given any practical tools to help themselves keep from getting sick again.
After my second year in a row of having debilitating arthritis, two hospital visits for pneumonia and developing an irregular heart rhythm, I went to see Dr. Chris Link. (Since my cardiologist and primary care doctors found nothing serious with me, I thought that Dr. Link would be a good next step to see why at the age of 45, I felt so very old). He discovered that I had severe allergies to gluten and kidney beans and was deficient in several vitamins. Within one week, I felt 100% better. In fact, after the next visit, I didn’t even need to see him anymore. A couple of months later, my husband told me that Dr. Link had graduated from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (now known as the “Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine”) and that we could apply to get in. We both applied, were accepted and graduated together with the Spring Class of 2019.
3. Is integrative medicine a growing medical model in the U.S?
It is definitely growing in the U.S. Since the inception of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in 2004, it has grown into a huge international community of skillfully trained integrative physicians and allied health professionals. Our founder, Dr. Andrew Weil has a hope is that in the future: ALL medicine will be “integrative.”
4. Are you still a Gynecologist?
Yes, Integrative Medicine is what guides my main focus which is Gynecology & Female Health at Whole Health JC.
5. Do you do surgery?
Yes. Dr. Jen was trained in traditional full-service Gynecologic surgical procedures. These include and are not limited to treating the following conditions: abnormal Pap smears, sterilization (permanent contraception), abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts.
6. Do you do Obstetrics (prenatal care and delivery of babies)?
No, when our patients become pregnant, they transfer to an Obstetrician and can always come back to see me if they wish for Gynecologic care.
7. What if I have an after-hours emergency?
As your personal doctor, it is my passion to be there for you. Our patients have access to me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through my cellphone which accepts texts and calls and any random fun pics of your lives/children. Many patients are shocked at my availability to them…that is sad that the current healthcare system has become such a machine that patients no longer expect this; this is how medical care used to be in the good ol’ days…and how it should continue to be.
8. What training did you receive and where?
I graduated from the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Medicine with my BA/MD degree in 1995. Then completed my Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training at the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating in 1999 and then returned to my roots, my home of Jefferson City, to practice in 1999.
I am Board-Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) and graduated in the Spring Class of 2019 with my Integrative Medicine training from the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.
My father, Dr. Philo Su, started this office in 1976 and he is a huge influence on how I treat patients.
I have been in private practice since 1999 and enjoy all of it!
About Dr. Jennifer Su
Dr. Jennifer Su loves taking care of patients and believes in the innate ability for the "body to heal itself". She graduated from the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Board-Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Today she runs Whole Health JC, a gynecology and integrative medicine clinic.
Whole Health JC Treatment Options
In 8/2019, she closed down the Obstetrics portion of her 20-year practice of medicine to focus on treatments such as:
- Female Health
- treatment of abnormal vaginal bleeding
- screening for ovarian cancer
- loss of libido
- urinary incontinence
- Bioidentical hormone replacement
- Tubal ligation
- Dilation & Curettage
- Abnormal Pap smears
- and IV Nutrients
With Treatments including the Myers Cocktail, Blends of Immune, Migraine, Weight loss, Anti-Aging, Pre-&Post-surgery, Anxiety, EDTA Calcium Chelation for heavy metal toxicity.
Aesthetic and Sexual Rejuvenation Therapies
Dr. Jennifer M. Su MD also provides the O-SHOT® for loss of libido, loss of orgasm, and lichen sclerosis. The Vampire Facelift® and Vampire Facial® for treatment of stretch marks and keloid scars.
The Vampire Hair Regrowth® for both men & women, and the Priapus Shot® for men with erective dysfunction or to enjoy their sex lives more.
Age Recovery Treatments
Whole Health JC uses PRP, or platelet rich plasma for some of its treatments. This treatment uses the body's own growth factors for nonsurgical treatment of various disorders such as:
- urinary incontinence
- loss of libido
- lichen sclerosis
- keloid scars
- stretch marks
- acne scars
- hair loss
- hair thinning
- and erectile dysfunction.
Years Medical Practice
Achieved Board Certification
What We Do
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