Dr. Kimberly Wilcox-White
Dr. Kimberly Wilcox-White, D.O., M.S.
Cofounder and Medical Director of Synergy Health Center for Integrative and Functional Medicine, LLC.
Dr. Kimberly Wilcox-White is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who is Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine and has received advanced training in Functional Medicine.
“I believe that achieving optimal health and wellness is a lifelong journey. My passion is to create holistic partnerships with my patients which will educate and empower them to reclaim, restore and revitalize their health.”
Dr. Wilcox-White has worked as a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician in the Columbus area for the past 15 years and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has also been a Core Faculty member and Wellness Director of an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Wilcox-White was born and raised in a small rural Ohio town, and had realized at an early age the important role that her doctor played not only in her life, but in the lives of the residents in this small community. She grew up with a strong desire to have a similar impact on the lives of the people in her hometown. She was significantly affected by the loss of her paternal grandparents within a few years of each other from metastatic cancer. This painful experience fueled her passion to help others, and inspired her to pursue the long journey of becoming a physician. After years of medical training, and spending 15 years practicing Emergency Medicine, she came to realize that there had been a gradual yet dramatic change in her patient population in the Emergency Department. The reality today is that Emergency Departments currently see a significant proportion of patients who struggle with ongoing chronic illness. These patients are frustrated with the limits of conventional medicine, and are desperately searching for the root cause of their disease processes, having exhausted all other primary care and specialty options available to them. She realized that her training in acute care medicine was quite limited in what it could offer these patients regarding insight into their illness. She felt strongly that there was a growing population of patients that were in need of alternative medical treatment options. This inspired her to seek out further educational training, and she enrolled in formal Fellowship training in Integrative Medicine, and additionally began advanced training in Functional Medicine. She felt that by blending the two specialties, this would provide the most comprehensive and patient centered care, resulting in holistic partnerships that provide root cause resolution for her patients. She wants to offer her patients a different kind of healthcare, one in which she can guide her patients to be active participants on a path to creating and maintaining their health and wellness goals.
On a personal note, Dr. Wilcox-White is a wife, mother and avid runner and triathlete. She loves to travel, spend quality time with friends and family, and adores her two French bulldogs.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to offer my patients this comprehensive personalized approach, and look forward to helping them achieve their wellness goals”.
- The Ohio State University, B.S. Degree in Microbiology
- The Ohio State University, M.S. Degree in Microbiology/Immunology
- The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy
- OUCOM/Doctors Hospital, Emergency Medicine Internship and Residency Programs
- Awarded Chief Resident and Resident of the Year
Certifications and Continuing Education
- Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, AOBEM
- The Ohio State University, Center for Integrative Medicine; Summer Immersion Program
- The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Current Fellow
- Completed Advanced Training in Functional Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine