ABOUT DR. BAUM
Dr. Baum is an Osteopathic Physician & Surgeon who has been in the practice of medicine for over 40 years, bridging the gap between Allopathic, Osteopathic and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Baum is licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico, Hawaii, and California.
Trained in Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic surgery, Pain Management, Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Stem Cells for Joint Reconstruction Therapy, Sclerotherapy, Neural Therapy, and IV Chelation Therapy, Dr. Baum’s major focus for years has been on Pain Management and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Dr. Baum was one of the instructors of the American College of Osteopathic Sclerotherapeutic Pain Management. The term Sclerotherapy originally referred to Pain Management, Spine and Joint Reconstruction. Now the term Prolotherapy is more often referred to as a Method of Spine and Joint Reconstruction and Pain Management. The term Sclerotherapy is now used commonly for the treatment of varicose veins.
STEM CELLS FOR PRP, PRP PURE, BONE MARROW, AND FAT ARE ALL STEM CELLS FROM YOUR OWN BODY.
For more information please use this link to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) on this website.
BONE MARROW AND FAT CELLS
The stem cells used in this point of care clinic are Autologous Cells that we take from your own body. These cells are taken from your own Bone Marrow or Fat Cells. The cells are your own Stem Cells and will not be rejected by your body.
Taking the Bone Marrow or Fat Cells from your body is relatively painless as a mild local anesthetic is used prior to harvesting. These cells are processed to receive the most stem cell gain and then injected into the area of your body where you need the growth factors to go to work the quickest. Your blood is also drawn and your platelet-rich plasma is added to the Stem Cells taken from your Bone Marrow or Fat Cells to increase the activity of the growth factors.
It is important that these cells are used the day they are extracted from your body in order to ensure they remain alive and active. Our clinic does not grow extra stem cells from your Bone Marrow or Fat Cells to ensure that they are alive and active. It is an FDA requirement that you receive your cells the same day they are harvested.
You get only the stem cells we extract from your body and there is no other manipulation used except extraction and preparation of the samples taken from your own body. The cells are taken in a procedure that creates only mild discomfort or none at all. Ninety-nine percent of our patients experience no pain obtaining bone marrow or fat cells.
DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND EQUIPMENT
Our clinic uses the latest in visualizing equipment for proper placement using sterile technique.
We use a GE LOGIQ S8.
CORD STEM CELLS:
Embryo and Placenta stem cells can create certain types of cancers. The cord blood Stem Cells should only be used if they are obtained from a healthy relative and you are a good match. Cord Stem Cells that are used outside of the country or shipped to this country are illegal. The FDA has found diseases in these grown cells and states that most of them are dead. Even though the physicians supplying these Cord Cells claim they are safe to use, you should use extreme caution before considering these procedures.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR THESE STEM CELL PROCEDURES
REBUILDING JOINTS & SPINE: The Stem Cells that are obtained from your body are placed into all joints and spine to rebuild and regenerate new tissue growth as determined by the clinic physician. There has been clinical evidence that new cartilage can be grown within your joint provided you are determined a candidate by the clinical physician. Not all patients will be a candidate and may require joint replacement.
TORN TENDONS: If the patient's tendons are not completely torn this procedure will produce new tissue growth to regenerate torn tendons. Our clinic physician can only determine this with an initial visit and evaluation.
WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THE FIRST CONSULT
It is important that you bring any and all X-rays and MRI studies with you on your first visit. The MRI gives the clinical physician a static view of the involved area which is then compared by using the LOGIQ S8 diagnostic ultrasound demonstrating the area of pathology with movement. The two create a dynamic duo to complete the diagnosis.