I’m Dr. Regan Dulin. I’m a physician with Cotton O’Neil Manhattan.
Why did you choose to practice family medicine?
I was a nurse 20 years ago. One of my first jobs was in a family practice office, and I fell in love with the environment of family practice.
How would you describe what a typical patient is experiencing when they first come to you?
I practice integrative and functional medicine in addition to family medicine. These patients are usually the people who have been everywhere and have been told that nobody can find out what’s wrong with them, or that it might be in their head. Or that there’s nothing else that traditional medicine can do.
They seek me out and they find me, and I have some ways to work through those difficult things with patients. Those conditions range from fibromyalgia, chronic pain — using non-narcotic management tools — headaches, brain fog, hormone problems, and gastroenterology-type problems that have been diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome.
My functional medicine patients are a little different. A lot of times when they come to see me and they get an hour-long visit with a doctor to sit and listen to them, it’s the first time they’ve been heard in a long time. And so, it’s not uncommon for there to be tears, sadness, emotional outbursts, and relief and a little bit of hope that there might be something that can be done.
American Board of Family Medicine
Research Family Medicine Residency
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Kansas City, MO