How to Find a Regenerative Medicine Doctor
Are you among the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic pain?
Have you recently experienced a serious injury that’s not healing as expected?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you may benefit from stem cell therapy and other types of regenerative medicine.
If you happen to be already exploring your available options outside of surgery or traditional medicine, you may be wondering how to find a regenerative medicine doctor to discuss your situation and determine if you could benefit from the treatments they provide.
It’s Important to Know What to Ask a Stem Cell Doctor
The first step when finding a qualified doctor for stem cell therapy is to know what types of questions to ask.
A good starting point is to ask about a doctor’s experience with common forms of regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy (SCT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP first gained attention when it was used by athletes looking to speed up the healing of sports-related injuries. Stem cell therapy has a similar background.
Today, many forms of regenerative medicine are more accessible to patients from all walks of life with a variety of pain-related issues. However, regenerative medicine is still a fairly new branch of medicine. Therefore, you’ll want to focus on such things as:
- The doctor’s experience with stem cells and other forms of regenerative medicine
- How they specifically perform the regenerative treatments
After you get these basic facts, ask some more detailed questions. No reputable practitioner will object to a potential patient asking questions before committing to treatment.
Here are some other more specific questions to ask as you gather the information you’ll need to make a comfortable, confident, well-informed decision.
Has the Doctor Talked or Written About Regenerative Medicine?
It’s one thing to be a practitioner of regenerative medicine and another thing entirely to have enough understanding of the subject to actually speak or write about it with authority.
This type of experience is important to consider as you search for a regenerative medicine doctor. Why? Because it shows the doctor offering regenerative treatments is deeply immersed in this particular medical specialty.
When you choose Dr. Lox for your regenerative medicine needs, you can take comfort in knowing you’ll be working with a doctor who has a decade of experience with these techniques.
Dr. Lox also has additional experience with regenerative medicine that includes having:
- Lectured on the topic nationally and internationally
- Written two books on regenerative medicine along with a handful of medical textbook chapters
- Been interviewed on the topic of stem cell therapy and other types of regenerative medicine on radio and news stations around the country
Where Do the Stem Cells Come From?
Stem cells that are used for stem cell therapy can come from either the patient’s own body or from a vial. A chiropractor typically uses stem cells from a vial. These cells are birth tissue products harvested from a cord bank.
Most of the time, they will try to sell you on the fact that since the cells younger, they are better. Research has shown that there aren’t even any stem cells in the vials.
Dr. Lox uses stem cells from your own body. It’s important to know this since substances collected from your own body tend to be safer to use. With stem cells collected from your own body you’ll also benefit from:
- Reduced infection risk
- Little or no risk of unintentional contamination
- The odds of having a better overall response from your own body’s natural healing processes
What’s Your Approach to Patient Care?
It’s just as important to consider the environment that a stem cell doctor typically works in.
There are some larger franchise clinics that offer regenerative medicine treatments. Dr. Lox’s treatments are provided in smaller, personalized care clinics.
You could certainly still receive stem cell injections in a franchise clinic in much the same way you would in a smaller clinic, however, there are some uniquely appealing benefits associated with receiving stem cell treatments in a more personalized setting.
Dr. Lox offers personalized medicine in his Florida and California offices so he can continue to treat patients from around the world. You consult and treat with Dr. Lox, unlike many firms who have multiple doctors rotating in and out of the exam room and then a separate doctor to treat you on procedure day.
He’s not a one-stop-shop that provides treatments in an assembly line fashion. Instead, he provides patient-centered care that is highly individualized towards the patient’s goals.
So, what does this mean for you? Primarily, it means you’ll receive top-notch, attentive care from the moment you schedule your initial appointment.
Dr. Lox has friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to make your experience pleasant and productive from start to finish. Additionally, providing regenerative medicine treatments provided in a more intimate and personalized setting also means you’ll benefit from:
- The ability to discuss your goals with treatment
- Having convenient access to friendly staff if you have additional questions
- Receiving a clear explanation of how treatment works
- A thorough examination performed to determine if stem cell therapy or other regenerative treatments are right for you
Does the Doctor Have Any Formal Recommendations?
Another step you can take is to ask for patient testimonials or look online to see what you can find for a doctor you are considering.
Reputable doctors also tend to have satisfied patients more than willing to share their experiences. This is a good way to tell how trusted and respected a regenerative medicine physician is before you proceed with treatment.
Dr. Lox has been covered nationally by major news and radio stations such as ABC, CBS, NBC, iHeartRadio, and FOX Sports.
He has also received recommendations by professional athletes, such as NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, NFL guard Ian Beckles, and boxing champion, Antonio Tarver – all who have benefited from regenerative medicine.
Prepare Questions for Your Initial Appointment
Another way to confidently choose a regenerative medicine doctor is to come prepared to your initial appointment with a list of questions.
This eliminates the possibility of forgetting to ask something that’s important to you. Being prepared like this can also allow you to be more relaxed as you learn more about your regenerative medicine options.
Now that you know how to find a regenerative medicine doctor, consider consulting with Dr. Lox for treatments of this nature. Dr. Lox has offices in Beverly Hills, California and Clearwater, Florida, along with several years of experience with regenerative treatments designed to stimulate your body’s natural healing capabilities and provide long-term results.
Contact us today to learn more about our regenerative medicine options.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.