Facts Regarding Regenerative Medicine Appointments
1What is the timeline for regenerative medicine?
We require an initial consultation and a two-week waiting period, then regenerative medicine treatment can be performed. After treatment, we require a six-week follow-up appointment. If additional questions arise following your initial consultation, please contact the office to schedule a follow-up appointment with the provider. (The initial consultation and follow-up appointments are typically covered under insurance.)
2Since I know what I want, can I have my regenerative medicine treatment at the same time as my consult?
We require a consultation, followed by at least two weeks for patients to consider treatment options. Regenerative medicine treatments can be scheduled to occur two weeks after the consultation.
3Since I am coming from out of town/out of state, can I schedule my consultation and regenerative medicine treatment to occur on the same day?
We require all patients to be seen for an initial consultation, followed by a 2-week period.
4Since I am coming from out of town/out of state, can I have a phone consultation?
An in-person consultation, evaluation and examination of all patients must be performed to adequately assess injuries. This is for patient safety, for liability reasons and to ensure that Dr. Martin can present the best options for your unique situation.
5If I have additional questions after my consultation and before my procedure, can I speak with the doctor over the phone?
If you have additional questions after your consultation, we will schedule a follow-up appointment for you to go over your questions and concerns with Dr. Martin before your treatment is scheduled. (This appointment is typically covered under insurance.)
6If I have additional questions after my procedure, can I speak with the doctor over the phone?
If you have additional questions after your procedure, we will schedule a follow-up appointment for you to go over your questions and concerns with Dr. Martin. (This appointment is typically covered under insurance.)
7I was told that my insurance company will cover PRP/stem cells. Will you bill my insurance company for treatment and/or obtain preauthorization for treatment?
Unfortunately, no insurance company in the United States will cover these treatments at this time.
8Why doesn’t insurance cover regenerative medicine treatments?
This is a complex issue. The general explanation for why regenerative medicine treatments are not covered by insurance is because these treatments have not been studied in the United States quite as extensively as those treatments that are covered by insurance and are therefore considered experimental by insurance companies.
9What is your pricing for regenerative medicine treatments?
Pricing is dependent on which regenerative medicine product is chosen and the areas to be injected. We will provide you with a quote at your consultation.
10What are the protocols that I need to follow after my treatment is complete?
You will be provided with a detailed list of protocols that outline activity restrictions, as well as safe activities, following your treatment.
11Should any specific medications be discontinued before or after the treatment?
You will be provided with a list of medications to discontinue both prior to and following your treatment.