February 2020 Are you looking for a health care provider who offers innovative alternatives and a customized approach to your health issues? Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute (IRMI) believes in offering specialized alternatives to health care. Its medical team, headed by Doctor of Chiropractic Preston Peachee, utilizes the latest developments in regenerative medicine, hormone replacement and pain management. An Innovative Team Dr. Peachee is a native of Jasper, Indiana. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic and has been in practice since 2003. His areas of specialty include patients with chronic and severe back, neck and joint pain as well as other complex neurological conditions. Dr. Peachee has earned a reputation as an innovative thinker as well as a compassionate practitioner who brings his wide expertise and experience to the Greater Indianapolis area. His ability to help those in need of regenerative medicine, neuropathy pain relief, low testosterone or other physical ailments, such as back pain or fibromyalgia, makes him not only unique but highly sought-after. A key member of the IRMI team is Leann Emery, FNP. Emery is a family nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in hormone replacement and alternative pain management. Emery provides optimal patient care through personal consultations and assessments to identify her patient’s specific health needs. She was rated in the top 10% of providers in the U.S. with patient satisfaction. Regenerative Medicine: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy “Regenerative medicine is making huge leaps in our understanding of the human body, and it is offering real, possible treatments that would have seemed like science fiction a few short years ago," according to IRMI. "Most patients we see have tried other more traditional treatments and have either not gotten any better or have gotten even worse. Unfortunately, a lot of people we see depend on multiple medications per day to try and function but still are not happy with how they feel or how they live their lives. It is unfortunately the nature of deteriorating and degenerative joints, they will get worse with time, and generally the pain increases as well.” Depending on the injury, Dr. Peachee will often combine laser therapy with the regenerative medicine protocols to improve the outcomes and try and speed the recovery process. “We offer mesenchymal stem cell therapy, Dr. Peachee said. “With the combination of laser therapy, mesenchymal stem cell therapy is incredibly effective for rotator cuff problems and treating knee pain. Eighty percent of our stem patients are dealing with knee pain or Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis-or O.A. of the knee- is a huge problem for a lot of people, and we get great results from these therapies. Most people can even avoidknee surgery." Low-Testosterone (Low T) Treatments Dr. Peachee recently introduced hormone treatments for low testosterone. Family Nurse Practitioner Leann Emery has been doing treatments for 20 years, and that area of medicine became a natural fit for IRMI. “I have several patients who were seeking this type of care—many who are police officers and firefighters—who couldn’t find the therapy and individualized care and attention that they needed.” Dr. Peachee explained that low T treatments help patients with unique and even complicated cases of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.). Most people seek us out for treatment because they are tired, worn out, stressed out and just simply lack the energy they used to have. “We are able to fill a niche with patients who had complicated cases that were not responding well with their primary care providers or other places,” Dr. Peachee shared. “We have a patient who has struggled for a long time with fertility issues but has done very well [with treatments], and we just got good news that he and his wife are expecting after trying for a really long time. So, he is really enthused about that.” The typical candidates for low T treatments, according to Dr. Peachee, are men who feel “worn out,” are lethargic and have lost their “zest for life.” “Our patients don’t have the same ‘pep’ that they had 10 or 20 years ago,” Dr. Peachee stated. “They struggle getting up in the morning and might be struggling in the afternoon after having six cups of coffee or three Red Bulls just to get through the day. We have a lot of people that want to get back into the gym and get the maximum benefit of their workouts. We can help them improve their overall health and energy so that they can enjoy recreational activities like working out or practice with the Little League with their kids. Many times we hear from spouses, friends and family how much better they feel and that they seem happier and get more out of life again.” It goes without saying that proper hormonal balance can improve a patient’s personal relationships as well and improve the overall mental health of a patient by reducing stress, anxiety and depression often caused by symptoms related to low testosterone levels. “We focus on injectable treatments because we can modify the dosage and give more frequent doses to keep our patients at a level that’s going to give them the maximum benefit and improvement for their conditions,” Dr. Peachee explained. “With the modern changes in medicine over the last 20 and 50 years, we’re helping people to live a lot longer and adding 20 to 30 years to their lives, but we have not given them an improved quality of life as they age. By working with their hormones and getting them in balance, their quality of life becomes way better, and we’re seeing a positive improvement for many people with these treatments.” Laser Therapy for People Suffering From Severe Disc Injuries, Degenerative Disc Disease or Herniated Disc(s) Patients suffering from severe disc injuries, such a bulging or herniated disc or discs, or who suffer from degenerative disc disease may have undergone treatment from chiropractors or have seen physical therapists before coming to Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute. “Our typical patient who comes in for this type of treatment has seen other therapists or chiropractors but hasn’t found lasting relief,” Dr. Peachee said. “Many of our patients want to get off the rollercoaster of opioids and pain medications. They are looking for a solution without narcotics and risk of addiction or other possible negative side effects of narcotics and/or surgery. We are generally able to alleviate the pain in 90% of patients and are able to keep them from having surgery or from taking addictive medications.” Laser therapy allows Dr. Peachee to work on the damaged tissue so that it can heal, and the method reduces inflammation and swelling in a way that traditional treatments cannot. “It’s an innovative new therapy within the last decade that allows us to do some amazing things,” Dr. Peachee stated. “We perform our procedures in our office and have several different devices for the specific needs and issues of our patients. For instance, we have a unique device for people with knee pain that can help the majority of our patients walk better and live more pain-free. We get a phenomenal outcome with this procedure.” Advocating for Their Patients With Insurance Providers One of the other major differentiators that sets Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute apart from other offices and clinics is that they are advocates for their patients, especially when it comes to dealing with their patients’ insurance providers. “A lot of our low T patients are able to get their insurance carriers to cover the services so that it doesn’t cost them as much out of pocket for the care they seek,” Dr. Peachee said. “We've partnered with a billing company that has helped us to be able to navigate the craziness of our modern insurance companies, and by doing so, we're able to keep the cost down for a lot of patients. Not every insurance plan will cover this type of care, but a lot of them will. When it’s possible and ethical, we do whatever we can to benefit our patients to help keep the cost low. I have spent a lot of free time writing letters on behalf of our patients. We go above and beyond with our service and care of our patients.” Going Above and Beyond the Standard of Care The Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute team will make house calls or come to a patient’s place of work when the situation calls for that level of care. “We will go and draw blood for blood work, bring medications and even do exams in some situations,” Dr. Peachee said. As I mentioned before, we see a lot of police officers and firemen all over the state—from Mishawaka to South Bend and all over Indiana. We go once a month to see these patients at their departments and stations so that we see them all in one day versus making 10 to 15 guys drive hours to come in to see us. It’s a service we can offer because we are a small clinic and we are focused on that one-on-one patient attention and relationship building. We have great relationships with our patients, and that’s something that we work very hard at.” Building trust and transparency is crucial to the success of his practice, Dr. Peachee emphasized. “The trust that we build with our patients is crucial to not only the success of the practice but to the patients’ outcomes. And not just with hormone therapy but also with our nonsurgical spinal decompression patients. These are patients with significant disc injuries, and we need them to tell us everything we need to know so we can give more accurate and complete care for a better outcome.” Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute Offers a Free Initial Consultation “I would say to anybody if you have any doubts or reservations to take some of the burden and some of the anxiety out of the equation and schedule an initial consultation—absolutely free of charge,” Dr. Peachee encouraged. Don’t put off living your best life any longer. Visit Indiana Regenerative Medicine Institute’s website at indianaregen.com or call (317) 653-4503 for more information about its services and specialized treatments and schedule your free consultation—today!