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Your Doctor won’t Recommend Cellular Treatments for Your COPD. But, They Should

22 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Disease Education, Lung Disease | Posted by | 4 Comments

The medical treatment world is a fast-evolving world where today’s miracle treatment may be tomorrow’s quackery.

Doctors are constantly bombarded with drugs and treatments that claim to cure what ails you. So, how does a doctor decide what is the right remedy?

Lung Institute Success Rate

The Lung Institute’s cellular therapy addresses the progression of diseases such as COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and others.

We have treated thousands of patients and have a remarkable success rate with more than 84 percent of our patients reporting an improved quality of life within three months of treatment.

Yet, many doctors won’t recommend cellular therapy to their patients suffering from lung diseases.

Why not, if data outcomes show many patients have shown noticeable improvement?

Doctors Like Traditional Medicine

Most doctors aren’t going to recommend anything that is not considered traditional medicine, especially when the treatment is not yet covered by insurance.

Generally, doctors practice traditional medicine and are very statistical. Even though there are many advancements in the field of regenerative medicine, many doctors are still skeptical.

Our cellular therapy is a treatment, not a drug.

That is also an issue for doctors.

Since it is not a drug, our treatments are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Again, many doctors will not recommend something that does not have FDA approval.

We address this by doing the next best thing to having FDA approval.

We operate under current FDA guidelines and regulations 1271.10 and 1271.15.

The Lung Institute complies with all necessary requirements for operation.

The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the FDA for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines.

Many now widely accepted treatments were slow to gain acceptance.

For example, bone marrow transplants (hematopoietic cells) have been around for more than 50 years, but they weren’t accepted in the early years.

As more and more success stories were revealed, it became a more standard procedure.

In the early 1970’s, there were only a few hundred transplants being done each year.

It slowly increased to about 5,000 in 1985 and 10,000 in 1995.

Then it took off, with more than 40,000 transplants reported in 2000.

Most doctors are not early adopters, but prefer to wait for more mainstream acceptance.

It’s Your Decision, Not Your Doctors

Your doctor or specialist should be a sounding board for helping you decide whether to pursue cellular therapy to treat your lung disease, but they should not be the ultimate decision maker for you.

This is your private and personal decision.

If your doctor is skeptical, ask them why.

Is it based on their research or just a feeling?

Our doctors and medical staff are constantly researching, updating treatments and improving treatment protocols based on research.

The Lung Institute aims to deliver the highest quality of care for our patients as well as continually improve our treatments for our patients.

We have published a White Paper with our latest findings, which you can find on our resources page.

One of our recent testimonials discussed the role a doctor played in influencing a patient’s decision to undergo our cellular procedure.

Once you have made the decision to have our cellular procedure, your doctor can continue to play a vital role.

Make sure they help you get the proper tests and monitor your progress.

If you or a loved one suffers from COPD or another lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of cellular therapy options.

Contact us at (800) 729-3065 today to find out if you qualify for cellular therapy.

The Lung Institute supports November as National COPD Awareness Month sponsored by the US COPD Coalition.

November 15 is designated as World COPD Awareness Day.


  1. Lung Institute

    3 months ago


    Unfortunately, at this time, insurance companies don’t cover treatment. However, we’re hopeful that treatment will be covered by insurance companies in the near future. Keep in mind that it will take some time before the insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and then decide to cover it. In the meantime, you can learn more about cellular treatment options and have your questions answered by one of our patient coordinators. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  2. Lung Institute

    3 months ago


    Thank you for your story and we hope you contact us at the Lung Institute to discuss your cellular therapy.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  3. Diane

    4 months ago

    Yes, your Doctor should refer you to cell therapy PROFESSIONAL. Texas just passed a bill For cell therapy. This would be for anyone with a chronic Illness or terminally ill. To some it’s not so much but for me, it was everything to pass a bill for a fighting chance. Thank you, Governor Abbott for caring enough to let Texans decide!

    I have heard some great success stories.

    Doctors and Specialists are doing a terrible job in this area. The treat and repeat doesn’t cut it. I hear this a lot from others as well. Their needs are not being met. The lacking in Preventative is terrible.

    You Know just to have a good day is a luxury. Just to breathe, just to get up and want to do something Even if it’s just for 30 minutes. Or just to be able to walk my granddaughter across the street to school. For whatever there reasoning they say oh No we Cant do that. So here is my challenge to all the Doctors out there; that just treat and repeat. Do something good! Do some homework and figure it out and or refer your patient to someone who knows more and cares more about their patients than you. Dont stop until we have some answers and better treatment so we can live! You wanted to be a Doctor! You get paid big bucks for it. It’s your RESPONSIBILITY to your patient to give them the very best care! And if that means researching to figure it out. Do it! You owe that to your patients. And if your a Doctor reading this and think its Bull, then do your community a favor and stop calling yourself a Doctor and find a different career that better fits you. There are Doctors that are jumping thru hoops to make a difference in their patient’s lives. We need more of you. For me, I Still have no answers, after all these years, nor do I have a treatment plan to make me feel better and give me some hope. I have DECIDED to meet with a cell therapy Doctor. I would love to hear from anyone who has some feedback on The process./ RECOMMENDATIONS as well.

    I have a 7-year-old grandchild who is waiting for me to walk ACROSS the street hand in hand to school and sit down and have breakfast.

    I was reminded when my grandchild saw me one day not up to me and said, “Grandma, you have to persevere.” I said, “what(in a little shock), how do you know that word? Do you know what it means? “Yeah I do grandma. It means no matter how hard it gets grandma, You have to push Through it and never give up. You have to keep going!” That day impacted my life forever!
    It reminds me just how good God is!

  4. Alice

    4 months ago

    Will Medicare pay for cellular treatments? I also have Tricare for Life insurance. Otherwise, what are the costs for cellular treatments?


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