Carrie Rengers

Riordan employees form new Vis Clinic

Five employees of Riordan Clinic (formerly known as the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International ) have left to form their own clinic.

"We're going to be doing a lot of what we were doing before," says Jan Revard , a biochemist who handled marketing and public relations for Riordan Clinic.

The new business, which will open in a couple of weeks, is Vis Clinic .

"Vis is the healing power of nature," Revard says.

The clinic will open in 3,600 square feet in a building south of Il Vicino and Gessler Drug Co. near Douglas and Oliver.

It will have two doctors: Rebecca Kirby , a family practice doctor and registered dietitian, and Chad Krier , a naturopathic physician and chiropractor.

Registered nurses Marsha McCray and Michelle Swift also left Riordan to form the new clinic.

Revard and Angela Krier , Chad Krier's wife, will handle marketing and PR as well as the office and reception at the new clinic.

"It's going to be a nutritionally based clinic," Revard says.

That includes IV nutrition therapy, lifestyle care and customized weight-loss programs, bio-identical hormone replacement, auricular therapy and supplement sales, among other things.

"The whole focus of our clinic is patient-centered health care," Revard says.

She says Riordan Clinic still has good programs, but with new leadership there was an increased focus on the business side of the clinic, which created some problems.

Brian Riordan, son of the late clinic founder Hugh Riordan , became CEO earlier this year. He couldn't be reached for comment.

Revard says Vis Clinic will focus on the legacy of Hugh Riordan.

"What Dr. Riordan began ... is really what we're hoping to continue with our clinic."

Flying west

Last month, Have You Heard? told you about When Pigs Fly , the new barbecue restaurant father and son Ronnie and Brian Choy are planning on the west side with their wives.

Now, they're ready to name a location. They're opening next month at 7011 W. Central in the Crossroads shopping center, which is on the southeast corner of Central and Ridge.

The space will hold about 70 diners in more than 3,000 square feet.

The Choys are remodeling the space, so they're not yet sure of a specific opening date, but they'll let us know as soon as they have one.

Seven ways to Sunday

B98 morning show host Brett Harris says he has paid his almost $22,000 legal bill to the Kutak Rock law firm.

Harris owed the money for legal help he received while he was negotiating a new contract with Clear Channel Radio and contemplating a move to his own station.

"I am 100 percent confident that by August my balance with Kutak Rock will be zero," Harris said in June.

In a Thursday e-mail, Harris said he paid $21,652.74 on Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

"We entered into an agreement," says Alan Rupe , Kutak Rock managing partner.

He won't confirm the payment or say anything else about the matter.

"You can ask me questions seven ways to Sunday, and I'm still going to have the same answer."