Here at the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute, we train doctors to provide stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies. They go on to treat patients for a variety of musculoskeletal issues as well as hair loss and the effects of aging on the skin. We also teach doctors and clinic owners how to market regenerative medicine services after training is complete.
As any good business does, we often find ourselves asking why we do what we do. We are constantly analyzing our motivations against our mission and vision to ensure everything remains aligned. In light of that, we thought it might be interesting for our readers to know more about what makes us tick. Why do we train doctors in regenerative medicine?
We can cite a number of reasons, but here are the top three:
1. Effective Treatment Options
We are fully aware that the FDA has only approved a small number of stem cell treatments using non-autologous material. We also know that the procedures we teach do not need further FDA approval because they follow existing rules for autologous, minimally manipulated stem cell and PRP material.
Having said all that, we have come to understand that stem cell and PRP injections are an effective treatment option for many patients. Not only is there a ton of anecdotal evidence demonstrating as such, clinical evidence is beginning to mount as well. There are plenty of patients who respond positively to either stem cell or PRP injections.
Some of those patients are suffering from chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. Others are recovering from a sports injury or some sort of accident. Still others are looking for relief from hair loss after other treatments have failed. As far as we are concerned, that’s good enough.
Patients are being treated in accordance with FDA regulations, and many of them are achieving positive results. We are training doctors so that more patients have regenerative medicine open to them.
2. Future Treatment Options
Next on our list of reasons is the future potential of regenerative medicine. Take stem cell therapy, as an example. Stem cells are one of the most investigated therapeutic options in the world right now. It seems like everyone and his cousin is looking at stem cells for one reason or another. And as research continues, breakthroughs are coming fast and furious.
It is only a matter of time before scientists figure out how to grow brand-new tissue in the lab. It’s only a matter of time before stem cell donations from complete strangers will be usable for all sorts of procedures after being genetically modified. We firmly believe that regenerative medicine is the future of healthcare, so we are training doctors to get in on the ground floor.
3. Patients Deserve Options
For generations, we have been treating things like osteoarthritis with pain medication and surgery. While these treatments do have their place at the table, we believe patients deserve options. Not every osteoarthritis patient is really interested in hip or knee replacement surgery. Not every patient really wants to take pain medication for years on end.
Regenerative medicine is a new way of looking at medical issues. Rather than merely treating symptoms, it seeks to promote healing. We believe healing is an option that every patient should have access to. If we can make it possible by training doctors to utilize PRP and stem cell therapies, we are happy to do so.
That’s why we train doctors in regenerative medicine. We believe in it, and so we will continue training doctors as long as we have the opportunity.