6 Important Factors To Consider When Selecting The Right Stem Cell Physician For You
Committing to stem cell or regenerative cell therapy is a big decision.
It’s not just a significant financial commitment but it’s a vastly important decision for your health as well.
Which is why it is supremely important to be as prepared as possible when you do finally make that decision to find your perfect stem cell clinic.
But who do you look to?
Is it the doctor with the TV, radio, or billboard ad you seem to run into every day? Or is it the local treatment center with multiple integrated physicians?
And how can you really trust these physicians once you do contact them? How do you know who is best to commit your time, money, and effort with?
Well, all of these are very important questions and all have answers that will vary person to person.
However, there are a select few qualifying factors that you can look for to see if your “perfect stem cell physician” will really cut it when it comes to treating your health.
Here are our 6 most important key factors you should consider when selecting the perfect stem cell clinic:
Factor #1: Does your stem cell physician have experience treating your specific condition?
First and foremost, if your physician specializes in treating knees, hips, or joints but you’re interested in stem cells for rejuvenation or anti-aging, then this doctor might not be best for you.
The more they know about YOUR procedure, the more they have done that procedure, and even more likely you’re going to have a better outcome and fewer complications.
Don’t be shy to ask your physician about their background and experience.
Investigate how many times they have completed a stem cell based treatment, over how many years, and do they have personal outcome data. Ask for a specific answer and don’t “feel bad” for asking follow up questions if their answers are too vague.
This is your body.
Ensure that they’re talking about YOUR stem cell treatment (or similar treatment) when they’re quoting success stats. If they’ve completed over 20 procedures, you’ll know they’re competent in the task, but if they’ve hit over 100 procedures, you’ll know that they are well on their way to expert status.
When they are available, it can help to look at testimonials so that you can hear about the outcomes from previous patients as well.
Factor #2: Does your stem cell doctor have patient testimonials? What do their patients say?
It’s not that you can’t take your doctor’s word for it but…. It’s important to corroborate the same success information from patients that have gone through similar treatments.
Get feedback direct from the source.
There’s a reason why we ask for a Carfax report before purchasing a new vehicle. Ask your doctor for patient testimonials and patient success stories.
Physicians may be resistant to share certain testimonials, as it is a HIPAA violation divulging patient information without their permission.
However, if they claim to have a significant track record of success, they should have attained permission already and have video, audio, or text based testimonials readily available on their website or within their marketing materials.
You should be suspicious if your physician does not have any testimonials on their site nor in their marketing materials, yet they claim in person to have a shining track record.
It’s important to call into question their success rate, as it is your body and health on the line here.
Factor #3: What’s your physician’s success rate? Do they claim that they can heal “anything”?
BE WARY of anyone that claims (or guarantees) your stem cell treatment will have:
- Zero complications,
- Perfect (or nearly) 100% success rates,
- And push back when you do inquire about these claims.
Even the most successful clinics have patients who do not respond as well as expected, and even the most elite doctors have patients that develop complications.
Unfortunately it’s true, but in the field of medicine these things happen.
You should be highly suspicious if any physician claims otherwise. Physicians do everything in their power to minimize risks as much as possible, and some aspects of patient care are beyond a physician’s control.
Anyone that tells you they have a 100% success rate or close to it are likely not being completely truthful or fabricating these results in some way or another. Just remember, even the best stem cell clinics have a success and failure rate.
The most important thing you will want to do is get real numbers on your physician’s success rate for the stem cell procedure you’re considering. If the provider discusses the chances of failure amidst the conversation of success, they you can assume he or she is being honest with you.
Your ideal physician should be able to determine whether their procedures will be a good fit for your condition and not. Hold your physician to a higher standard and make sure you get the right information for your health.
Factor #4: Does your provider offer insurance or payment options?
This is a big one… and kind of an insider secret.
On average, only 20% of patients have the ability to pay for their treatment outright with cash, check, or credit card.
This is important to know for a couple different reasons.
First, you have to ask yourself whether you can afford stem cell treatment without financing or other methods of covered payment.
Depending on the treatment, paying out of pocket can be a significant financial burden so any provider that does not offer this assistance, may not be the best choice for you.
Second, if a physician does not accept insurance premiums or offer financing options, then they’re not treating many patients.
If, on average, only 20% of patients pay out of pocket, then there is no possible way they are conducting that many procedures. This is important to note especially if they are claiming otherwise.
The last thing you want to do is invest in a provider that claims to have hundreds of patient success stories but logistically can not be possible.
Factor #5: How informative is your physician? Are they knowledgeable in your procedure?
Education is key here… especially when it comes to your health.
Your ideal physician will take the time to help you understand the ins and outs of YOUR procedure and the process they use to treat your condition.
Whether it is in the office itself or with the pre-procedure educational material, you should be provided considerable amounts of research and helpful information to be fully prepared when the big day comes.
The more informed you are, the easier it will be to determine whether you can trust this physician or not.
Ask questions like:
- For autologous stem cells (those that come from your own body) where do you harvest them from?
- What harvesting technique do you use?
- What are the benefits of placental derived stem cells vs autologous cells?
- What are the differences in the course of care between the placental and autologous cells?
- How do you determine accuracy for injection?
- Do you use a local anaesthetic and does it affect the outcome?
Be wary of any provider that is hesitant to provide you this complete understanding, especially if they are eager or “in a rush” to get in, out, and on to the next patient.
The more you know about the doctor, the clinic, and the procedure, the more informed you’ll be about making the right decision. Make sure you feel comfortable with the provider as well as their clinic.
Which brings us to our final factor…
Factor #6: How responsive is their staff? Do they have time for you?
This may sound strange but it is extremely important to ensure you’re getting the best service from the time you step in the door to your last and final procedure.
Too often we’ve seen horror stories of physicians that are “too busy” or “too anxious” to completely commit themselves to your treatment and provide you the best care possible.
Now, quite often, this is no fault to the physician.
Not only is it a struggle to find a reliable doctor, but people are finding it harder and harder to even get scheduled for an initial consultation (…or even a call back for that matter)!
Most stem cell physicians (especially top tier doctors, like our experts in The Healing Miracle) are flooded with hundreds of calls a day and their staff can barely keep up with it all.
So, if you’ve had little to no luck reaching out to a physician directly, it’s not your fault.
The good news is that we’ve joined forces with a nationally recognized stem cell physicians network that has agreed to grant priority access to anyone who has supported The Healing Miracle (this is you!).
This group of stem cell doctors has dedicated their lives to providing the very best service and treatment no matter where you live in the world.
Here’s why this is exciting.
With the information in this article, you now have a series of questions to help prepare yourself for the journey ahead of you. You will have the upper hand with the proper questions to qualify and select the perfect stem cell physician for you.
To make it extremely convenient for you, this physician network has put together a dedicated hotline specifically to help connect you with a trustworthy, reliable stem cell doctor in your area.
And if this wasn’t enough, the physicians behind this network are willing to credit select qualifying applicants up to $500 towards your initial consult.
To see if you qualify for a credit towards your initial stem cell consultation, click the link below…
No lines, no waiting, just click the link and you’ll be navigated to a short qualification survey to get to know you and your situation a bit better. Then, you will be directed to a sign up form where you’ll get priority access just for being a supporter of The Healing Miracle.
Pretty incredible, right?
I hope this serves you well.
To your health,
The Healing Miracle Team
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