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Dr. Pope has worked in the Manhattan community for more than four years. He attended the University of Kansas, where he graduated with honors, earning dual-undergraduate degrees, and the KU School of Medicine, where he earned his Medical Degree. He attended the Via Christi Family Medicine residency, where he had extensive training in outpatient, inpatient, ob/gyn, and procedures such as colonoscopies and EGDs.
Upon finishing residency in 2012, Dr. Pope accepted a position at Stonecreek Family Physicians in Manhattan. He is board-certified in Family Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. He has also served as the president of the Riley County Medical Society.
In 2017, Dr Pope realized his dream of opening a Direct Primary Care practice. He is excited to provide modern evidence-based medicine delivered in an old-fashioned way, by offering his patients a style of health care that has not been readily-available in several decades. Dr. Pope also hopes to provide a significant savings to his patients by offering discount medications, labs, and images through his office. Dr Pope’s goal is to provide better access to care, a lower cost of care, and better overall outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Pope has been married to his beautiful wife, Katherine, since 2007. Katherine is an experienced nurse, who is currently at home focused on raising their growing family. They have five children, two dogs and a slew of chickens — there is never a dull moment at the Pope house. Dr Pope’s hobbies include spending quality time with his family and upkeep of their ranch, which includes carpentry, landscaping, vehicle maintenance, etc. Someday, he hopes to be able to revisit some of his old hobbies like golf and other outdoor activities, and he looks forward to sharing those hobbies with his family.
In addition to Direct Primary Care, Dr. Pope also has a passion for using regenerative cell therapy to help patients. In 2014, Dr Pope and Kansas Regenerative Medicine began treating patients using the patient’s own Adult Stem Cells. They also use PRP, which is Platelet Rich Plasma, which uses a patients cells to reduce inflammation and improve healing.
Dr Pope also offers PRP services at BlueFire Med. You can learn more at www.bluefireprp.com
Dr Pope also started Bluefire Supplements to offer supplements to help his patients to support an promote stem cell repair and proliferation as well as to help support his patients suffering with joint pain, arthritis, tendon, and musculoskeletal inflammation and pain. You can learn more at www.bluefiresupplements.com.
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Meet Dr. Minocha
Dr. Minocha is a native of the Flint Hills. She is a Riley County High School graduate who then obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Kansas State University. She then attended
University of Kansas Medical school and was committed to providing accessible primary care from the start. She participated in the scholarship program to provide care to underserved people in Kansas. She then attended residency at Via Christi-St. Francis Family Medicine
Upon finishing residency, she returned to Manhattan and joined Candlewood Medical Group. She enjoyed building a practice over the next 16 years taking care of patients and families. About three years ago the group underwent some changes. Dr. Minocha decided to take on a new adventure and took on a new position as physician at Kansas State’s student health center.
She has been on the advisory board for the Exercise is Medicine initiative at K-State. She has enjoyed taking care of students, however, she realized she missed the relationships with patients and families. She had explored many options, but the direct primary care practice model is definitely the best fit. Fortunately, the opportunity to join up with Dr. Pope in this venture provided a perfect chance to put this plan into action!
She also developed a passion for preventative and wellness care. She did extensive continuing education classes with cutting edge education about nutrition, exercise, yoga, weight loss techniques and meditation. Dr. Minocha can’t wait to share and teach what she has learned. She is looking forward to her new practice allowing her to practice what she preaches as she participates in a road to wellness with her patients.
Dr. Minocha has been married to her husband, Nick, for 23 years and they have three children. A son attending college at K-State, a daughter attending Iowa State and a daughter at Manhattan High. She enjoys travel and is currently on a quest to visit all of the National Parks. She enjoys hiking, photography and going to concerts, especially with her kids. Dr. Minocha is excited about the opportunities to help patients not only avoid and manage illness, but to achieve optimal wellness. Without the artificial barriers of insurance and government regulations placed between the doctor and patients, a true partnership can develop.