Patient Experience at Newport Regenerative Medicine
We strive to make each and every visit you have at Newport Regenerative Medicine to be a positive experience. From a welcoming staff, to keeping appointments on time, to giving the utmost care during our medical procedures, we are here for you.
Your First Visit
Normally, your first visit with us is a consultation and possibly an exam. We need to learn about your current medical condition and any pain you may be experiencing. We’ll find out your current quality of life and any loss of function due to an injury and condition. From this discussion, we may order some imaging and testing, to see how we can help.
We will discuss any regenerative treatment options, including Stem Cell Therapy, PRP Therapy or other medical techniques that will help.
Our staff will look at your current insurance policy to see what may be covered. We can also offer financing options if needed.
Prior to the treatment you will be asked to refrain from taking blood thinners, including Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil Excedrin Migraine or aspirin. You will also be asked to avoid taking corticosteriod in the month prior to your injection.
If you have any blood disorders, please be sure the doctor is made aware.
Post Regenerative Medicine Injection Instructions
The injection treatments are done in our office, so no hospitalization is required. Most injection treatments, including PRP and stem cell therapy, can be done within a two hour timeframe.
We advise our patients to take time off from any strenuous activity.
Patients are advised to take it easy for a few days and avoid putting strain on the affected joint.
Doctors may require or suggest that a patient:
- Does not take anti-inflammatory pain medication; another pain medication may be prescribed by the doctor
- Wear a brace or sling to protect and immobilize the affected joint; a patient who receives an injection at the ankle, knee, or hip may be advised to use crutches
- Use a cold compress a few times a day for 10 to 20 minutes at a time to help decrease post-injection pain and swelling
Patients who do not have physically demanding jobs can usually go back to work the next day. Patients can resume normal activities when swelling and pain decreases, typically a few days after the injections. Patients should not begin taking anti-inflammatory medications until approved by the doctor.
What to Expect at Your Regenerative Medicine Treatment
The day of your treatment, you will be asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete any outstanding paperwork and forms.
To get ready for the treatment, we will provide you with any necessary medical gowns. Depending on the area being treated and the type of treatment, we may use a local numbing agent or providing twilight anesthesia.