Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells & Recruitment Therapy

Nov 07, 2019 at 04:21 pm by pj


By RAMI PACKARD and DR. ESTÉE DAVIS

Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking: “Today we are on the brink of a new age in medicine. An age where we will be able to heal our bodies of any illness, all because of cells inside us which have special powers. They are called stem cells.”

Stem cells are the basic cellular building blocks of the body’s tissues and vital organs. They have the ability to regenerate into additional stem cells or differentiate into specialized cells. This remarkable ability makes them invaluable in medical treatments. When injected into a patient’s body, stem cells can repair or replace the patient’s damaged or diseased cells, improve health and even save lives. With nearly a third of the US suffering from chronic pain and over a million patients a year having joint replacements, affordable stem cell therapy brings a welcome and viable alternative to the non-reversible trauma of surgery and a non-invasive drug-free treatment method for many internal medical conditions.

 

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that were once thought to be beyond repair.

While some people may have ethical issues with embryonic stem cell therapy, most everyone agrees that the use of amniotic stem cell therapy raises no ethical or moral questions. There is a network of participating hospitals that invites mothers to donate umbilical cord tissues that are otherwise discarded after a healthy and normal birth.

One of the most fundamental and profound characteristics of stem cells is that, at their origin, they are undifferentiated. They are not specialized to carry out any one specific function, like red blood cells that are designated to carry oxygen throughout the body or heart muscle cells that are designated to contract to pump blood. Stem cells can give rise to specialized cells through a process called differentiation. This way they can become any kind of cell your body needs, including blood cells, nerve cells and muscle cells.

The following two sources of Stem Cells are currently not FDA approved, and are available to patients as a cash only service. There are sources available from approved labs that are very affordable for the patient and the physician, if you just know where to look.

 

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy. Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are derived from umbilical cords and the placenta donated by mothers after normal and healthy child births. This cord blood contains hematopoietic (blood) stem cells and can be used to treat leukemia, blood and bone marrow disorders and immune deficiencies.

 

Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell Therapy. Wharton’s Jelly is the connective tissue of a human umbilical cord. Wharton’s Jelly is an abundant source of adult stem cells (MSC) and has gained attention recently from studies showing its great potential in regenerative medicine. The MSCs within Wharton’s Jelly are multi-potent stem cells, meaning, they can differentiate into several different types of cells to bring healing to various parts of the body including: cartilage, bone, muscle, fat, liver, brain and heart cells.

Did you know there is an FDA-approved and insurance reimbursable regenerative medicine option called stem cell recruitment therapy? This recruitment therapy is currently being covered by Medicare, UH Medicare Advantage, Tricare and Worker’s Comp. Some Commercial plans are also covering this therapy.

 

Amniotic fluid stem cell recruitment therapy. Amniotic flowables have anti-inflammatory properties (Cytokines & Growth Factors) similar to cortisone and steroid shots. This mixture creates an extra-cellular matrix to recruit the body’s stem cells to reconstruct and regenerate the injured tissue that is causing pain. By using amniotic fluid, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis and other soft tissue injury patients have another option to repair tissue damage without needing pain- masking injections and/or surgery. Here are the following types of injuries that are treatable through the use of amniotic fluid:

  • Spinal – Neck pain, mid or lower back pain, sacroiliac joints
  • Joint – Knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, fingers and toes
  • Soft Tissue – Plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff syndrome, Achilles tendon

 

Stem Cell & Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy are two rapidly advancing forms of therapy with little to no downtime for your patient. Recruitment Therapy is reimbursable and FDA-approved, while Stem Cells (as of today) are a cash pay option to successfully treat your patient’s ailments, often times at a lower cost than an insurance reimbursed medical procedure in an institutional type setting.

Please reach out to me to learn more about either option. There are only a few labs across the country that can provide you with all your needs including training, education and billing options for your practice.

 

Rami Packard is a Regional Developer for RX2Live and assists the growth of medical practices and helps keep their patients well. She also assists with senior and corporate wellness programs. Visit https://livewell.rx2live.com/ or contact her at rpackard@rx2live.com

Dr. Estée Davis, PharmD, owns an RX2Live franchise in Melbourne, FL. RX2Live is the only Medical Services Franchise to offer over 18 services for all physician types including specialists and nurse practitioners. She specializes in improving care scores while increasing revenue with NO out of pocket costs to the practice.

To learn more about how your practice can benefit from implementing medically necessary procedures into your daily routine, contact or visit edavis.rx2live.com





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