Please tell us about your background. Please include education and where you are from. Also, how you got to Huntsville. In addition, please tell us about accreditations, awards and major accomplishments.
I am a native of Baton Rouge, LA. My parents were both loving educators. I lettered in track and football, and graduated with honors from La. Tech with a BS in biology, then earned my MD and Anesthesiology certification from LSU-New Orleans. In private practice at Terrebonne Medical Center in Houma, LA., we set the national records in our open-heart surgical program. Soon after, Huntsville Cardiothoracic Associates recruited me to join them in 1988. I subsequently served as founding president of Comprehensive Anesthesiology Services in 1996. In 2014 after earning Board Certifications in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy, I retired from Comprehensive Anesthesiology and founded Regenesis Stem Cell Center.
The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners granted my certification for Stem Cell Therapy and Orthopedic injections in 2014. In addition to that, I have expert training credentials from The Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation and American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in advanced injections of all body areas, including knee, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, hip, ankle and foot, shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist.
Why did you start Regenesis? What is your mission?
I started Regenesis to help people; to change the paradigm of Medicine from treating the symptoms to promoting healing and optimal health; to offer non-surgical solutions to traditional surgery. At Regenesis, our goal is to provide an effective alternative to risky, invasive, and often ineffective surgeries without the lengthy downtime associated with post-surgery recovery.
Regenerative Medicine is my passion, mission, and ministry. Stem Cell Therapy harnesses God’s tremendous healing capacity in our bodies. I evaluate and develop a personal relationship with all my patients. During a procedure, we pray first, then harvest, isolate, concentrate, activate your stem cells, and perform exact, image-guided injections using fluoroscopy and ultrasound. God does the rest.
What conditions can you treat with Stem Cell Therapy?
Regenerative stem cell injections are effective for arthritis or injury to any joint or nerve, muscle, or skeletal area, including the neck and lower back. We document our results in our patient registry at 1, 3- and 6-months follow-ups and continuously use data from these follow-ups to improve our patient outcomes. In addition, we offer beneficial procedures for COPD and aesthetics, including skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, and sexual health. Call our office (256) 715-8193 if you are unsure if we can help.
When a patient comes to see you what goal should they have in mind? What should they expect on their first visit?
A typical initial consult lasts about an hour. During this consult I do a detailed history and physical exam, often including ultrasound and fluoroscopy. In addition, I may order an MRI to further evaluate your candidacy for our therapies. Subsequently, we will have an in-depth conversation regarding stem cells, their function, and your expectations. After reviewing all studies, if your expectations align with your potential for success, your candidacy will be graded as excellent, average, or poor. You will receive a written procedure plan, including pricing.
Tell us about your staff
I’ve often heard, “if you love your job, you will never work.” It is valid for me, not solely because of my passion for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, but because of my current staff. Dr. Casey Wardynski, Deloris, Courtney, Kelly, Eric, Mandy, and Stephanie are compassionate, ethical, efficient, and courteous. I never knew I could enjoy practicing my passion as much as I do today.
Colonel Wardynski, my CEO, is running for the 5th US Congressional District seat in North Alabama. While I will miss his experience and friendship, he will serve all the citizens of North Alabama better than just Regenesis. He has my full support. We need a man of character and intelligence to fight the good fight for our freedom and prosperity.