Ever wondered if you’re getting the best out of your health care team? The healthcare industry is rapidly changing, and the medical field is no different. Once viewed as merely a last resort for patients, doctors are now completing specialized training. The training helps the doctors provide regenerative medicine to patients with chronic conditions.

Regenerative medicine and osteopathic doctors like Dr. Shounuck Patel can give you a second opinion about your diagnosis and help you determine if surgery is truly the best path for your ultimate recovery.

We’ve outlined 4 reasons why you should get a second opinion from a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or regenerative medicine specialist below:

Specialized Training

Traditional doctors are typically trained in allopathic medicine. This means they mainly treat diseases with medications and surgery.

While these resources are often the best way to treat illnesses, there are times when patients want something different. Rather than using pharmaceuticals to ease the negative effects of drugs, they want their cells restored so that the problem will go away on its own.

A regenerative medicine doctor like Dr. Shounuck Patel has completed extra training and can offer you a second opinion to help you make an informed decision.

Expertise with Rare Conditions

Some conditions are so rare that there might be little or no research behind them. However, regenerative doctors help patients treat the root cause of the problem.

This is especially the case for patients diagnosed with a rare condition.

An oncologist, for example, is a specialist who can help patients fight cancer with chemotherapy treatments. On the other hand, a stem cell regenerative doctor can help patients fight the condition from the inside out.

Thanks to their knowledge and competence in regenerative medicine techniques, these experts provide:

  • Second treatment opinions
  • Second treatment choices

Long-Term Side Effects of Medication

Many Americans are living with conditions that are difficult to treat. One of the most significant obstacles to healing is having to deal with the side effects of medications.

Over time, these side effects can be too much to handle, and seeking a second opinion from a regenerative doctor becomes the only option.

If you’re tired of taking medications for your health issues, then it may be time to explore other options. A regenerative medicine doctor can check your condition and provide natural solutions.

For many chronic conditions, the treatments may include:

  • BMAC therapy: Involves the application of cells (MSCs) to improve wound healing
  • PRP therapy: Uses the blood’s natural healing properties to reduce pain and improve joint function.

Faster Recovery Times and Lower Costs

Regenerative medicine treatments are typically safer and easier compared to traditional methods. Besides, it takes just a single session to complete these natural treatment options. Generally, traditional methods require multiple appointments.

Let’s say you’re diagnosed with cancer and require chemotherapy treatment. After your treatment, the side effects of the medication cause you to be sick with diarrhea and vomiting for weeks. As such, you must take other drugs, which can sometimes be several times a day, to combat the side effects of chemo.

Rather than dealing with these side effects using other drugs, regenerative medicine can help you in just a single session.

The process involves:

  • Harvesting your body’s cells in your bone marrow
  • Isolating white blood cells from muscle tissue to create new healthy cells and tissues.
  • Reintroduction of the new cells and tissues to the body
  • A gradual formation of new tissues and organs in the body

Get a Second Opinion from Dr. Shounuck Patel

Doctors, like other people, can make mistakes. What’s more, they can sometimes be more aggressive or conservative in their medical approach.

A second opinion can help you confirm a diagnosis or seek a new treatment plan. At The Patel Center for Functional Regeneration, we provide the latest and most advanced regenerative medicine in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Get in touch with us today for a second opinion on your current condition or more information on how our regenerative therapies provide a new way to live better.