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Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr.

26 May 2016
| Under FAQs, Treatments | Posted by | 12 Comments
Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr.

In the growing field of regenerative medicine, learning more about your physicians and their backgrounds is important. You and your doctors will work together to develop the best treatment plan for you. If you’re considering treatment for a chronic lung disease at the Lung Institute, we want you to feel connected. It’s important to get to know your doctors, so we sat down with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr. for an interview. See what we learned in our Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr.

What is your medical background?

I have a medical degree, and I completed general surgery PGY1 & 2 at Cincinnati General Hospital. I also completed residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear hospital. In addition, I did a fellowship in general and facial plastic and cosmetic surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What is your official title at the Lung Institute?

My official title is M.D. and Medical Director of the Nashville Lung Institute clinic.

What made you want to join the Lung Institute?

I am interested in cellular medicine and in the challenge of developing new methods to treat an incurable disease.

What would you like to share about stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine?

It is the future of medicine to develop ways of treating diseases and aging by utilizing the body’s own resources instead of exogenous chemicals and potentially harmful treatment modalities.

Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr.

How does the Lung Institute compare to other industry trends you’ve seen in regards to stem cells?

I like the fact that we are focused in one area and not trying to be everything to everybody. It allows us to more closely monitor patient improvement. It also gives us the ability to quickly modify and evaluate changes in treatment protocols based on the latest advancements in CT & RM scans (Computed Tomography Scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans).

How does the Lung Institute compare to other companies in patient care?

I think the Lung Institute is focused on providing patient care that is up-to-date with the latest technologies and findings while maintaining a very safe treatment profile. The facilities are also following the best practices in patient care, carefully selecting the best trained personnel to care for the patients and maintaining a very comfortable atmosphere for our patients.

What is it like working with the clinic staff?

They are excellent, experienced people who are carefully selected and well trained.

What do you find to be the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is hearing back from patients that have been helped by our treatments. It’s also exciting to see the rapid rate of advancement in the field.

Every day is a learning day.

Thank you, Dr. Coleman!

 We hope you have enjoyed reading our Stem Cell Physician Interview with Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr. You can learn more about all of our physicians, nurses and medical staff by check out our about us page. Feel free to check out what our patients are saying about their treatments, too. If you or a loved one has COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease or another form of chronic lung disease, please feel free to contact us today. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you learn more about how stem cell therapy at the Lung Institute could help you breathe easier and regain your quality of life, so contact us at (800) 729-3065.

12 Comments

  1. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Elizabeth,

    Thanks for your comment. We have reached out to your patient coordinator, and we let her know your request to speak with a patient who has had treatment with us. Your patient coordinator will be reaching out to you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Elizabeth Riggs

    6 months ago

    I am wondering if there is a patient or two who live in my area, who would be willing to meet with me to discuss their experiences with the stem cell transplant.

  3. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Ellen,

    Thanks for your questions. While, at this time, insurance companies don’t cover treatment, we’re hopeful that treatment will be covered by insurance companies in the near future. However, it will take time before the insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and then decide to cover it. If you’re interested in learning more about stem cells and approval, click here. Patient safety is highly important, and one of the defining characteristics of stem cell therapy with the Lung Institute is that the cells are taken from the patient’s own body, which virtually eliminates the risk of rejection. We are happy to answer your questions regarding stem cell therapy options, so please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Ellen Rush

    6 months ago

    If insurance will not pay for it how do u except people to pay for it? And if this is not approved then how safe is it? Please don’t ask me to call I just want my questions answered here. Thank you

  5. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Narelle,

    Thanks for your comment. At the Lung Institute, we are an innovative leader of regenerative medicine dedicated to providing stem cell therapies for lung disease. Through our commitment of offering patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions, we are improving lives. We treat patients with a variety of lung diseases, such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, interstitial lung disease and others. Our recently published study indicated that 82 percent of patients saw an increase in quality of life after stem cell treatment, and 60 percent of those who took a pulmonary function test reported an increase in lung function.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Narelle

    6 months ago

    You don’t mention specializing in lung disease – I don’t see any qualifications about this. I don’t see any published studies either.

  7. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Grant,

    Thanks for your comment. Because the cost of treatment varies depending on treatment type, to learn more about the cost of treatment, it’s best to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. They have a wealth of knowledge about stem cell treatment options, candidacy and cost, and they are happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  8. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Johnna,

    Thank you for your questions. At this time, we have not treated anyone with adult pulmonary langerhan cell hystiocytosis. Because of the complexity and rarity of adult pulmonary langerhan cell hystiocytosis, we recommend talking with your doctor about what treatment options could work best for you. We wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  9. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Jimmy,

    Unfortunately, at this time, 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. However, we are hopeful that in the future stem cell treatment will be covered by insurance. Keep in mind that this process can take time though. Also, feel free to share our most recent findings with your doctors, and remember that we are happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak with one of our patient coordinators today. We hope this helps you, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Johnna

    6 months ago

    Have you ever treated a patient with ADULT PULMOMAARY LANGERHAN CELL HYSTIOCYTOSIS?’
    THIS IS A VERY RARE DISEASE. iT IS DIAGNOSED WITH FOUR LUNG BIOPSIES DONE BY MAYO CLINIC AND BAYLOR’S PULMONARY TEAM.

  11. Jimmy Goodman

    6 months ago

    My doctor tells me it would not help me. I have copd from smoking for 50 years. I only have 30% of my lungs left. I am 74 years old and I am on 02 24/7 but I still drive and go where i want to. I just don’t get out and walk. I walk 100 feet and i am give out.

  12. Grant

    6 months ago

    You have covered the subject very well.However, you never mention a thing about MONEY.
    Respectfully, gbm

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