Here you’ll find information about what to expect during your first visit, new patient forms and payment information, tips on selecting a regenerative physician, and a link to our Metagenics nutritional supplement store.
How to Choose a Regenerative Physician
Not all regenerative practices provide the same level of care. If you’re evaluating different physicians, here are some good questions to ask.
Is the person selling the regenerative medicine able to perform the treatment?
If you went to an evening seminar on regenerative medicine and the person lecturing is not able to perform the treatment, keep looking. Find doctors who perform regenerative medicine as their sole profession. These doctors are licensed and have the highly specialized qualifications and training to diagnose, manage, and treat using regenerative medicines.
Ask them to describe regenerative medicine.
Ask how they make their PRP solution.
Ask about the different sources of stem cells.
Ask about current FDA guidelines for proper protocols.
Ask how outcomes are tracked.
Ask what kind of image guidance is used.
The two main forms of guidance are Fluoroscopy and Musculoskeletal ultrasound sonography. Some type of ultrasound assistance should be used in almost all regenerative injection therapies to help diagnose and locate the exact spot where injections should be administered. If a physician isn’t using some sort of guidance, he or she should have decades of hands-on experience using more traditional regenerative injection procedures.
What kind of training is required for regenerative procedures?
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Before your first visit, we ask that you complete our new patient forms and gather all of your pertinent records and any imaging reports or DVDs. Bring those with you on your first visit!
A first office visit lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a review of your intake forms, any imaging you brought, and a history of your condition. We’ll discuss the medical condition for which you are seeking care.
Next we’ll perform a focused exam followed by a thorough musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound exam. If labs or further imaging is required, we will perform those prior to giving any recommendations for care. Once we have reviewed your case, we’ll make recommendations and schedule your treatment.
Our goal is to provide the best evidence-informed and science-based medicine to treat our patients. We believe that taking the time to educate and empower you with knowledge about your condition will help give you the best results possible. Your condition is yours to control; it should never be a mystery! The right knowledge and understanding can help you take back your life.
New Patient Forms
Visiting us for the first time? Please feel free to download and complete these forms to save time when you arrive.
Since regenerative medicine is not typically a covered specialty, NW Regen is a cash-pay practice. We are not preferred providers with any insurance company and we do not accept Med-Pay or accident insurance.
We DO provide you with super bills that contain a breakdown of procedures performed, all diagnostic coding, and any documentation you may need to submit to your insurance provider. We do not guarantee our services will be reimbursed, but our helpful staff is available to guide you through the process of submitting claims to your insurance provider.