Assuming you are a doctor, do you remember the wandering of your thoughts in the early days of your residency? You wondered what life would be like once your residency was complete. You wondered where you would go, what you would do, and how you would transition from education into career mode. We see something similar with our stem cell training courses, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Completing a stem cell training course only means that you are intellectually equipped to perform certain regenerative medicine procedures on behalf of your patients. But having the knowledge and putting that knowledge to use are two different things. So what comes after training? What is life like after you learn how to utilize stem cell therapies and procedures? That’s up to you.
Options for Expanding Your Practice
Perhaps the first thing to consider is how to expand your practice following training. Let’s say you specialize in sports medicine. For you, the decision is probably going to be fairly simple. You will make use of stem cell and PRP therapies to treat patients suffering from typical sports injuries like tennis elbow, runners knee, and so forth.
How you expand your practice depends on your area of specialty and the kinds of patients you typically see. Suffice it to say that there is not just a single way to put your stem cell training to use. You have a number of options:
- Orthopedic Injuries – All sorts of orthopedic injuries can benefit from stem cell therapy. From the previously mentioned sports injuries to injuries sustained in car accidents, falls, etc., they are all candidates for stem cell treatments.
- Joint Disease – One of the most promising areas for stem cell therapy is in addressing joint disease, particularly osteoarthritis. Much of the recent growth of regenerative medicine is directly related to this debilitating condition.
- Hair Loss – While stem cell therapy is not commonly used to treat hair loss, PRP therapy is. When you undergo one of our stem cell training courses, you will also have an opportunity to be trained in PRP. You can then offer both together.
- Aesthetic Medicine – Both stem cell and PRP therapies are gaining ground as less invasive means to accomplish aesthetic goals. We are talking things like facial and breast augmentation here.
Within each of the four areas listed above there is plenty of room for specialization. Expanding your practice is a matter of figuring out how you can best use your training to treat patients.
Marketing Your Expanded Practice
Marketing is where life after stem cell training gets tricky. Why? Because doctors have a tendency to eschew marketing under the false pretense that it is at odds with the altruistic nature of medicine. As uncomfortable as it might be, the fact remains that American medicine is a largely commercial operation. Practice owners – be they individual doctors, groups, or healthcare organizations – must attend to the business side of medicine if they are to keep things moving along.
Life after your stem cell training course will have to include some amount of marketing in order to make your patients aware of your additional services. It will be necessary to attract new patients to your practice. The good news is that we also offer training in marketing and practice management. If you absolutely cannot bring yourself to participate in the marketing aspects, ARMI offers a full range of marketing services to boot.
That is what life after stem cell training looks like. Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us; we have the answers.