Across the country, there are countless clinics that claim to offer regenerative medicine treatments, some with varying levels of success. It’s vital when you are researching regenerative medicine clinics that you ask tough questions to the providers to ensure they’re well versed in the latest uses of regenerative medicine treatments and that they understand the science behind the actual procedures.
At The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Thomas Nabity and Dr. John Santa Ana both have extensive backgrounds in physical medicine and rehab, pain medicine as well as diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques. They’re both Board Certified, which gives them an extremely high level of understanding of how regenerative medicine treatments work and how best to administer them to their patients.
Questions to Ask Your Regenerative Medicine Provider
Below are a few questions that Dr. Nabity and Dr. Santa Ana put together to help you ensure that the medical practitioner you’re looking to work with is properly vetted and experienced enough to perform regenerative medicine treatments.
- Are you a physician?
- Do you specialize in treatment sports medicine orthopedic injuries?
- What are your specific qualifications that make you a good candidate to perform regenerative medicine treatments?
- Do you use autologous or allogeneic stem cells? Do you know the difference between the two? Remember that the FDA only allows autologous injections of your own cell products, not allogeneic cells.
- Is the doctor up to date as far as the science and research surrounding this rapidly changing field?
- Is your physician gathering data in the Nationwide registry of outcomes?
- What are they doing as a doctor to help advance the field of regenerative medicine?
While this list of questions may seem like a lot, it should instantly give you a good idea as to a doctor’s background and comfort level surrounding regenerative medicine treatments. If a medical practitioner can accurately answer these questions then he or she is likely a good option when it comes to regenerative medicine treatments. Keep in mind that any legitimate regenerative medicine doctor should be happy to answer these questions and if they’re not, there could be a reason for that.
Reach Out to The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine to Learn More Today
If you’d like to ask any of the questions we listed above to one of our doctors, feel free to reach out to our regenerative medicine clinic today by phone at (248) 216-1008. We’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary consultation where you can sit down with one of our doctors to determine if regenerative medicine is the right approach based on your unique health situation.