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Why Get a Booster Treatment?

25 Nov 2015
| Under Lung Disease, Treatments | Posted by | 29 Comments
Why Get a Booster Treatment?

Why Get a Booster Treatment?

You know your body better than anybody else. You know what exercises work best for you, what foods help keep you feeling strong and what you should avoid in order to stay your healthiest. Keeping your body and mind healthy takes continued effort, especially when you have a chronic condition such as lung disease. Sometimes we all need a boost to help keep us in top shape. We are here to support you on your journey to breathing easier. Our goal is to ensure that your life comes back within reach and that it stays that way. Here are the benefits of having a booster treatment.

The Benefits of a Booster Treatment

After your first treatment, you may have noticed that your quality of life improved. Having booster stem cell treatments could help you sustain a higher quality of life. Planning ahead for a booster treatment could have the following benefits:

  • The best results are often felt six months after treatment. However, even greater benefits can be achieved with booster treatments.
  • Receiving booster treatments before your quality of life drops again can help you stay ahead of the progressive nature of your lung disease.

If you feel as though your life is beginning to feel out of reach again, remember that there are options to help you regain your lung health. The results of your initial treatment could be replicated and allow you to continue down the path of a healthier, more independent lifestyle. Adding booster treatments into your regimen is another way for you take an active role in your healthcare and healing process.

Next Steps

Want to hear what our patients are saying? Check out our patient testimonials to hear about their successes and why they chose to have a booster treatment. For more information about booster treatments or on pricing packages, take the next step and contact your patient coordinator at (800) 729-3065.

29 Comments

  1. PB

    2 months ago

    Dear Darlene,

    Thanks for your comment and for sharing some of your story with us. We’re so glad to hear that you have been feeling better since your stem cell treatment with us. Please keep us updated about your progress, and remember, if you have any questions or would like to speak with your patient coordinator, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Darlene Phares

    2 months ago

    I had my first treatment on June 13,14,15, I could not be happier. I had just spent 2 1/2 years not being able to bath an dress my self. my life was just sitting on the couch fighting for every breath. There were a few days every now an then I could walk around inside my house real slow. I want say that I had gave up–but I had just accepted the fact there was nothing that could be done Then I heard about this treatment the day I was being released from the hospital for the 7th time in 2 years. An just 2 weeks after my treatment I took my first bath by myself. I have even been to the grocery store a few times. an walking around outside. I still have a really hard time when I first wake up. an some days my lungs fill like they are restricted/can’t get air in. But all in all from where I was at I am so very thankful. An I called my patient coordinator last week to set up my 2nd half of my treatment. So I will be in Nashville Tenn. On Sept. 26 starting my 2nd round. So excited !!! If this 2nd time helps as much as the first. Praise the Lord All of the staff have been just wonderful. They called me right after the first treatment an again at 3 months just like my release papers stated they would. I do have pulmonary hypertension, COPD, asthma, restricted lungs.

  3. PB

    3 months ago

    Dear Jerry,

    Thank you for your comment, and we appreciate your feedback. We have reached out to our medical staff and have been informed that our medical staff has tried to contact you on multiple occasions. However, they were unable to reach you. The message our medical staff received from your voicemail states that “the party you are calling does not wish to receive calls at this time.” Our staff is happy to speak with you regarding this issue, so we can work to resolve it. Please contact us at (855) 313-1149, so we can connect you with your patient coordinator to discuss this further. We’re sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this issue may have caused, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Jerry Wallace

    3 months ago

    I’m at the end of my 6 months since treatment. I had the procedure February 23,24 and 25. Have not heard from anyone. I have not seen a change in my breathing at all. I was wondering if the booster shot would be of help now or just a way to get more money from me. While going thru treatments, treated like a king. Now nothing. Very discouraged with your organization!

  5. PB

    4 months ago

    Dear John,

    Thanks for your comment. We have reached out to our medical staff, and someone from our medical staff will be following-up with you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  6. john g meyers

    4 months ago

    I have had the proccedure twice, The first in October of 2015 via the highly recommended Adipose procedure. I failed to receive any benefit from this procedure, however believing in the system I had the therapy done again in April 2016. I was told the Adipose was no longer used as it found not to be effective.I wish I new this sooner as the AAdipose treatment was a cost substantialy higher. I now have a rumber of questions regarding this last treatment and the benefits of a booster.. I would apprteciate a schedule in which I can speak wwith the Doctor.

  7. PB

    8 months ago

    Dear D. Hoffner,

    Thank you for your comment and for sharing your story with us. We’re glad to hear that you and your pulmonologist have seen improvements to your lung health and overall health. Many doctors recommend pulmonary rehab, and it also helps many people with lung diseases improve their lung function. Keep us updated on your progress, and please feel free to contact your patient coordinator at (855) 313-1149 anytime if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing about your continued progress and are happy to help you anytime.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  8. D. Hoffner

    8 months ago

    All of these comments are very disturbing.
    I received my stem cell treatment in March of 2015. I did not see any improvement until Jan of 2016, saw my pulmonary dr. In april of 2016. My dr. Said he had never seen anyone to come back from where I was, and that my lungs were doing great. Sending me to rehab soon and I and my family are very pleased with the lung institute and what they do and did.
    Don’t let the mistakes of a few discourage you from getting the results you need. Never give up on what is possible for you.

  9. PB

    8 months ago

    Hello Ricka,

    To answer your question, it’s best to speak one-on-one with your patient coordinator. It can take anywhere from 3-6 months before seeing noticeable improvements. However, we recommend calling your patient coordinator today at (855) 313-1149 to discuss any questions or concerns you have. We would be happy to answer your questions, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Ricka Evans

    8 months ago

    Hi I had stem cell ther. in Jan.19-20-21, am still waiting to see if this will work, so when should I think about having a booster,thank you.
    Ricka

  11. Larry Moody

    8 months ago

    No improvement. Got the booster shot. Poor follow up after 5 or 6 months. I had to call for the booster shot, will not be back. Got a follow up message on the answering machine after one year.

  12. PB

    8 months ago

    Dear Rick,

    We apologize if your experience and outcomes did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback, and we will have Dr. Coleman call you to discuss this further.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  13. PB

    8 months ago

    Hello Cynthia,

    We’re happy to hear that you’re feeling better, and that pulmonary rehab has been helpful for you as well. Because booster treatment cost varies depending on treatment type, it’s best to call your patient coordinator to discuss booster treatment options. Feel free to contact us today by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  14. PB

    8 months ago

    Hello Geneva,

    We’re so glad to hear that you are seeing improvements and are feeling better. To discuss booster treatment options, give your patient coordinator a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  15. Cynthia Quarles

    8 months ago

    I would like the cost of a booster and when it should be done. I had the first treatment in January and have noticed my cough is gone and hardly ever have mucus production. I’ve started pulmonary rehab which also helps. When is a booster done and what is the cost?

  16. Geneva Haynes

    8 months ago

    I just wanted to say thank you. I have done stem cell treatment and 6 months later did a booster. When I started I was having trouble doing any kind of activity without help from others. I would be so short of air doing just simple things as bathroom, getting dressed, etc. It has been a full year now since my first treatment and my life has improved so much. I do all my personal hygiene, showers, dressing all without help and not losing my air. I can also do light cooking and house keeping . I feel so much better and to have my independence againears the world to me. I will be checking into another booster, but this time I want to try the fat cells. Again thank you for giving me my life back. Also a huge thank you to my lord and savior for his many blessings.

  17. Rick Dooley

    8 months ago

    I am 5 months into my treatment and have not noticed any improvement. I have been diagnosed with IPF. I am not on O2 and I exercise regularly. I am disappointed.
    I should add too that the “medical specialist” I interfaced with and who calls me on occasion does not know what she is doing. Did not know why I was being treated; did not know how or where to draw blood; and gave instructions and advice as if I was a COPD patient; and either does not have or does not pay attention to a treatment chart when calling to check on my progress. Her questions are often not relevant. The actual procedure was done by a PA and RN was done like true professionals.
    In summary, I have no confidence in this facility, it not the procedure itself.

  18. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months ago

    Hello Les,

    Thanks for your comment. Since the effects of stem cell treatment are anti-inflammatory in nature, working to promote healing within the lungs, the effects of treatment can take as long as six months to be felt by the patient.

    Please be sure to update us on your progress and we look forward to hearing from you!

    -The Lung Institute

  19. Les Olinger

    10 months ago

    I went for the full treatment both fat and blood. To my dismay I have not felt any benefit. I had it done in Nov and it is now Jan. Hopefully something improves in the next few months.

  20. PB

    11 months ago

    Dear Daniel,

    We are sorry to hear that your experience was less than desired. We will have the Director of Med Ops give you a call to get more details on your situation, so we can ensure that it doesn’t happen again to anyone, including yourself, in the future.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  21. Daniel Kelly

    11 months ago

    If I decide to get a booster treatment will I be able to avoid the lpn who administered care on the third day. The nurse who treated me on the first and second day was professional, informative and seemed to adhere to a standard of care. She washed her hands and changed gloves when handling paperwork. She identified the syringe with my name on it going out and coming in. The nurse on the third day did not. The nurse on the third day had trouble drawing blood on my right hand she bent the needle to the left and right pulled it in then out making a comment about blowing out my vein. She also had a problem drawing blood from my left hand at that point I asked her if the other nurse was there. She complained about calling customers to me saying if they answer when she calls they will have to wait months for there medication.

  22. PB

    11 months ago

    Dear Andrew,

    To answer your question regarding booster treatments, it would be best for you to speak with one of our patient coordinators. I have given your contact information to one of our patient coordinators. If you would like to contact us, please feel free call us at (855) 313-1149.

    We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  23. PB

    11 months ago

    Dear Brad,

    We’re sorry to hear that you have had a difficult time receiving your injections on time. I have sent your contact information to one of our patient coordinators so that we can work to resolve the issue. If you would like to contact us, please feel free to call (855) 313-1149.

    Thank you for letting us know about this, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  24. andrew Longo

    11 months ago

    Hello I like to hear from patients who had Stem Cell with Pulmonary fibrosis all you testimonies are from COPD patients.. I’m not sure a booster treatment is good for me since ..my 3 testaments i had seem not to have worked for me ..i’m still on Oxygen 24/7 perhaps S/C for fat would be better my first where from arm .. just not sure .. Andrew Longo

  25. Brad Nimmo

    11 months ago

    I too have had a bad experience getting the shots on time. It is now mid-month and I have not been contacted.
    Also should I wait the full 6 months before considering booster treatment.

  26. Cameron Kennerly

    12 months ago

    Hello Gail,

    We’d like to extend our deepest apologies for any lack of attention or customer service on our part. We can assure you that the behavior you’ve described is not only surprising, but deeply removed from our typical standard of quality and care. Moving forward, I will be personally forwarding your contact information to one of our qualified patient coordinators, so that they may address any questions or concerns you have regarding booster treatments and insurance directly.

    Thank you for your honesty in sharing your experience Gail.

    And Happy Holidays,

    -The Lung Institute

  27. Gail VanReyendam

    12 months ago

    I would like to know the cost of a booster treatment so I can decide whether or not to go forward with the stem cell treatments. I have to confess I have not been impressed with the results thus far but think it might be because I received the cheaper stem cell option.I also am not very impressed about how screwed up my shots have been.When I don’t receive them I get the remark”My Bad” when I call ,then I don’t get it the following month. I also would like to know why no insurance companies are approving a method that works so well for other people? I would appreciate someone contacting me to educate me more. sincerely Gail Vanreyendam

  28. PB

    12 months ago

    Hello Norman,

    To best answer your question, we encourage you to speak with one of our knowledgeable patient coordinators by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  29. Norman nelson

    12 months ago

    This would be my forth stem cell treatment what would another bone marrow stem cell treatment cost me ?? Thanks

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