Osteopathic Approach To Stem Cells

Why choose an osteopathic physician when considering stem cell treatment?

Patients seeking alternative treatments to their injury or condition will see that osteopathic physicians are engaged in some of the most breakthrough therapies available today for safe, less invasive, body-centric treatments. This is one of the reasons why stem cell therapy has become a favorite tool for osteopathic physicians (DOs).

Choosing the right doctor and assisting specialists for stem cell therapy is often just as important as the technique itself. This is because each physician has his/her own methodology and belief system around how the treatment should be administered, and how follow-up treatments should be done. It’s important to locate an osteopathic physician educated in both the strengths and the limitations of stem cell treatments, and one well-versed in other therapies that can be used in conjunction, such as PRP and ozone, for even better results.

Doctors of Osteopathy, DOs, are well versed in prescription medication and surgery, and most are savvy to new technologies that may be more effective in diagnosing and treating disease and injury. Visiting a DO will allow the patient to receive a holistic and in-depth diagnosis, and treatment will typically be less intrusive and much more comprehensive than a conventionally-trained M.D. When treating “bad knees,” for example, many doctors just inject the joint. DOs understand there is more to it than that — the associated ligaments, tendons, and muscles likely also need repair. Without that broader approach, the joint will not regain stability and the “fix” will not be long lasting.

One of the unique benefits of selecting treatment with a DO is that many use the intrinsic power of the body itself to facilitate healing, rather than attempting to outsource healing to a pharmaceutical agent. Many seek to accomplish good health via the body’s own powerful mechanisms which may have been thrown out of alignment during the course of life and the process of aging. The osteopathic approach is by far less invasive, has far fewer side effects, and is typically much more effective in the long run compared to traditional medicine.

Stem cell therapy ties directly into the osteopathic approach by prompting the body to heal itself.  When administered locally, stem cells bring powerful regenerative capabilities to injury, overuse, or typical wear and tear.

In many cases, traditional approaches that involve invasive surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation, steroids, and anti-inflammatory pain medication can fail to properly stabilize the joint and relieve pain and dysfunction permanently.

The osteopathic philosophy continues to improve the future of healthcare by embracing and pioneering treatments that involve a “whole body” approach, taking into consideration the context of the patient’s lifestyle, medical history, and wellness goals. The osteopathic focus makes osteopathic physicians especially effective at helping patients with approaches that are holistic and effective.

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Rebecca Mcmichael

Rebecca is an experienced RN with the most recent experience in infusion therapy. She has degrees in Nursing, Marketing, and Management. Rebecca’s goals is to show kindness and compassion to every patient and to seek excellence in all patient care.

Alee Johnson

After a 30-year career as a District Manager for AT&T, Alee decided she wasn’t ready to retire just yet. So, she dove into a new career in the medical field, which has lasted 14 years. She enjoys the people contact and always strives to make the patient feel welcome while projecting a professional presence. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and is “Mom” to Pickles the dog and Winky the cat.

Erin Levinger

Erin has her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years. Primarily in emergency medicine. She I always striving to learn new things and finds integrative and regenerative medicine very intriguing. She loves to hear the success stories and to see the benefits that patients reap from all the services that the Osteopathic Center offers. She is passionate about helping people so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Erin performs well under pressure and is very organized. She is a team player willing to lend a hand to wherever help is needed.

Adriana

Adriana has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working towards her MSN. She recently found an interest in regenerative and integrative medicine and loves hearing from patients how these therapies changed their lives. She is always excited to learn new things and strives to provide the best care to patients.

Lawrence Kennard

Lawrence Kennard is a family nurse practitioner with almost 20 years experience in various aspects of healthcare. His career started as a volunteer EMT in North Carolina where he eventually became a paramedic with certifications in critical care and flight paramedicine. He then furthered his training earning a BSN from the University of Tennessee and his MSN from Vanderbilt University. He is board certified through both AANP and ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in various urgent care and primary care settings including remote locations. He gained an interest in holistic medicine after seeing patients successfully treat themselves with traditional methods. Through coming to The Osteopathic Center, he has incorporated IV vitamins, chelation, UBI, and Ozone therapy into his practice.

Kayla Wolfe

Kayla is a fully licensed Radiologic Technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. With over ten years in the medical field, she strives to ensure quality patient care and education. As a member of management, she focuses on providing a positive organizational and workplace culture to support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Maribel Rodriguez

Maribel has been in the field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for over 20 years. Her experience in integrative medicine treatments speaks for itself. She treats her patients as a family, but she makes sure all of their needs are the number one priority. Maribel has a down to earth personality; hardly anything can upset her. She is always upbeat and happy to help anyone!

Iryna Drach

Iryna has a Master’s in Finance; she is multi-disciplined and wears many hats. When she is not working on creative projects and answering media requests, she is connecting with patients. She can speak to you in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, and maybe Spanish.

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