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Autologous Stem Cell Therapy
There has been extensive debate about the research and use of stem cells in the United States, and although the media has typically sided against the practice, the patients have spoken and overwhelmingly want options that include stem cell therapy. With the case being made for such treatments, it is important that patients find a clinic that not only best suits their condition, but is able to provide quality care. Research on stem cell treatments will help you decide for yourself which clinic best matches you. We’ve complied a short list of things to consider throughout your search.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Clinic
Consider the following during your search for stem cell therapy:
- What is the clinic’s specialty? When you have a health problem with a tooth you see a dentist. When you injure your foot, you see a podiatrist. The reason for this is that they are not only physicians, but physicians that have specialized training in the field you need care in. Finding a stem cell clinic that specializes in the area of your body you need treatment will provide you with the best customized experience.
- How long have the physicians studied stem cells? Stem cell therapy is a relatively new type of treatment in the sense of its common form. However, stem cell therapy has been conducted since the 1960’s. The protocols for stem cell treatment today has been written by physicians that have been practicing stem cells for decades. Make sure the physician you are looking at for treatment has an extensive amount of stem cell treatment experience.
- What do other patients have to say? Not everyone will be happy with their treatment, yet the physicians that have been completing these treatments for a long period of time will have a very high approval rating with their patients. Look for testimonials and ask the clinic to speak with recent patients if possible.
- How available is the physician? Obviously the doctor will be quite busy, and you will likely have to speak with a patient coordinator or physician assistant sometimes, but a doctor that makes a reasonable amount of time available for patients is one that cares about treatment outcomes.
Researching into the variety of clinics available for stem cell treatment is imperative to you receiving quality care. Although the number of clinics throughout the United States may seem daunting, don’t forget that it’s a matter of your health, so there is no more important matter.
If you or a loved one suffers from a lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the specialists at the Lung Institute may be able to help. Our patient coordinators can help answer your questions about stem cell treatments and you can decide if it’s right for you. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 for answers to your questions.