Woodridge, IL Chiropractor: At Advanced Wellness Center, we couple conventional medicine with alternative therapies to empower our patients to not only be free of pain but to take control over the lifestyle factors contributing to their poor health. Dr. Matt Greenberg, Dr. Emmy Wang, and the dedicated medical professionals at our practice custom tailor specific treatment plans for every single patient dependent upon their individual goals and needs.
Located in the heart of Woodridge, our state-of-the-art facility welcomes each patient to a spa-like environment and is equipped with the very latest therapy equipment and technology. We have medical doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, chiropractors, massage therapists and weight loss specialists who work together for our patient’s best results.
While our doctors and medical providers are highly trained specialists in their individual fields, they bring more than their professional expertise to each situation. They bring exceptional personalized care and service to each patient encounter. Listening to your story and understanding your goals are important parts of your treatment at Central Indiana Orthopedics.
When you have an orthopedic issue, come see the specialists, not only in orthopedics but in the art of individualized patient care. We’ll work to get you moving again… because life moves.
Dr. Carolyn Kochert has been empowering her patients to take charge of their health at her Lafayette, Indiana, practice for more than 34 years. Her focus is on helping her patients change from the inside out by providing treatments that help them look, feel, and function at their best.
Dr. Kochert has been drawn to medicine ever since she was a child. She learned from her mother, who believed in the natural treatment of health issues. Dr. Kochert decided to pursue a career helping people and forming patient relationships.
After receiving her medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Dr. Kochert interned at St. Vincent Hospital Center, also in Indianapolis. Then, she completed an Anesthesiology residency at IUMC. After 15 years of practicing Anesthesia, Dr. Kochert decided to focus her medical career on pain therapy, which allowed her to have the direct patient-doctor relationship she craved. She then opened her private practice in 1999.
As a board-certified member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Kochert stays up-to-date with the latest treatments in her field, especially regenerative procedures, such as stem cell therapy and PRP therapy. She also maintains staff privileges at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.
Dr. Kochert and her husband Frank are the proud parents of six children, 3 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren.
Amer M. Kazi, M.D.
Neurology & Pain Medicine located in Granger, IN
Interventional pain management specialist and neurologist Amer Kazi, MD, is dedicated to helping adults in and around Granger, Indiana, lead pain-free lives. At Indiana Pain & Spine Clinic, Dr. Kazi’s mission is to improve the quality of life for his patients by providing the highest-quality pain management services.
After earning his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Kazi completed his residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He then finished a fellowship in interventional pain management at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.
Dr. Kazi moved to Indiana in 2004 with his wife, Noreen, and their two sons. Here, he specializes in minimally invasive surgical pain management and pain medicine services. He also performs disability evaluations for workers’ compensation and Social Security disability assessments.
Instead of relying on medication, Dr. Kazi and his professional staff treat the source of pain. They offer the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable patients to have a pain-free future.
Have you ever wished that your treatment team would actually talk with each other about your conditions? That they knew about how your medications interacted and could put together an integrated plan for your care? Indiana Polyclinic was designed to do these things; to treat patients with chronic pain and emotional suffering through an integrated team approach.
As a freestanding, multidisciplinary facility, the following services are available on-site to be integrated into a patient’s treatment plan:
Interventional Pain Management
IV Infusion Treatments
Stem Cell Treatments
At the Indiana Stem Cell Treatment Center, we provide stem cell therapy care for people suffering from diseases that may be alleviated by access to adult stem cell-based regenerative treatment. The Center utilizes a fat transfer surgical technology to isolate and implant the patient’s own stem cells from a small quantity of fat harvested by liposuction on the same day. Stem cell therapy patients are evaluated by a respective member of our multi-specialty expert panel of Board Certified physicians representing many medical fields. The Indiana Stem Cell Treatment Center emphasizes quality and is highly committed to clinical research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. When it comes to stem cell therapy centers we always put the patients needs first
Founded in 2010 for the investigational use of stem cells deployments for degenerative conditions, the source of the cells is actually stromal vascular fraction, which is a protein-rich segment of processed adipose tissue. Stromal vascular fraction contains a mononuclear cell line (predominantly autologous mesenchymal stem cells), macrophage cells, endothelial cells, red blood cells, and important growth factors that turn on the stem cells and promote their activity. We have high numbers of viable cells and we are trying to learn which diseases respond best and which deployment methods are most effective. We are growing and continue to use our surgical methods to deploy SVF for various degenerative conditions. We employ a clinical research coordinator to protect our valuable data and our vision is to perfect our treatments and ultimately teach them to other physicians around the world.
BONE MARROW VS. FAT DERIVED STEM CELLS- IS THERE A CONTROVERSY?
Whether your adult mesenchymal stem cells come from bone marrow or from fat probably does not make a difference in terms of clinical results. Although some centers claim that bone marrow-derived cells are superior to fat-derived cells, there is no evidence to substantiate that. The fact that there are many more studies on bone marrow cells does not prove clinical superiority but merely supports the obvious fact that fat-derived cells are based on more recent discoveries and although evidence is accumulating, there are far fewer studies using these cells. It is important that one is not misled by the word “bone” in bone marrow, possibly implying that since this is an “orthopedic source” it “might be better” for treating orthopedic conditions such as cartilage regeneration. In fact, the bone marrow is part of the reticuloendothelial system and just happens to be found in the center of bone. All of these types of cells are equally primitive and have the potential to differentiate into mature functional tissues. For many disease types such as cardiac pathology, adipose-derived cells appear to be showing superiority to bone marrow-derived cells. This may be related to the well documented qualitative and quantitative attrition in bone marrow stem cell counts related to age and chronic illness (chronic disease causes bone marrow suppression). Such changes in the number of cells over time and the quality of cells dependent on health have not been seen in fat-derived stem cells. Fat derived cells are a natural choice for our investigational work considering their easy and rapid availability in extremely high numbers.
Welcome to Indy Regenerative Medicine
Your Path to Recovery Starts Now
As owner and practicing doctor at Indy Regenerative Medicine, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. When I opened Indy Regen, I wanted to give patients an environment that would allow them to heal in a healthier way. My team and I provide simple, minimally invasive solutions for patients’ most common, yet complex issues.
Each day, we strive to get you back on your path to recovery. We know the best solutions require a cutting-edge and personalized approach.
We take adult stem cell procedures very seriously. I was trained by the prestigious Ageless Regenerative Institute. It is the only stem cell training program that is accredited by the American Medical Association. Indy Regen was one of the first in the state of Indiana to utilize Regenerative Techniques like Adult Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
I encourage you to book a consultation with me at Indy Regen. With our stem cell procedure options, you have the opportunity to eliminate the pain, whatever your unique situation may be.
BRIAN L. BADMAN, MD FELLOWSHIP TRAINED AND BOARD CERTIFIED SHOULDER SURGEON
Dr. Badman is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow disorders. Being a Hoosier native, born and bred in Fighting Irish country of South Bend, he attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical education. As an undergraduate, Dr. Badman was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in medical school he was also honored for his academic achievements by being invited into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Florida-Gainesville in 2005 and then finished one of the most prestigious and competitive shoulder and elbow fellowships in the United States at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa in 2006 under the mentorship of both Dr. Mighell and Dr. Frankle (the American designer of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis, DJO Surgical) In 2014, Dr. Badman became the third person in Indiana to be invited into the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
Dr. Badman joined American Health Network in 2011 and became the founding member of AHN Bone and Spine. His practice emphasis is on both sports-related injuries of the shoulder as well as degenerative and traumatic conditions. His expertise includes total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, arthroscopic bicep tenodesis, and fracture-related care of the shoulder. Dr. Badman remains heavily involved in research and education. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma and has authored over 15 peer-reviewed articles on various shoulder and elbow conditions. He also serves as volunteer academic faculty for the Indiana University School of Medicine where he teaches the orthopedic residents proper technique on shoulder and elbow surgery. He also is a part of the fellowship training for the Hand to Shoulder Center, educating the fellows on shoulder specific problems. He remains at the cutting edge of shoulder related surgery and routinely educates other physicians at regional and national meetings on the latest and greatest developments in shoulder technologies and advancements.
Dr. Badman greatly understands that patients have a choice in their orthopedic care. He and his staff pride themselves on communication and excellent patient service. He is committed to remaining a leader in his field and providing the best shoulder and elbow care possible to his patients.
We have 3 locations around Indianapolis
The Knee Restoration Center of Indiana was developed by the Orthopaedic Research Foundation in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons of OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis. The Center's goal is to offer a full range of contemporary treatment options for knee cartilage problems. These options include the latest minimally invasive procedures adapted for arthroscopic surgery. Some techniques allow for local anesthetics and outpatient treatment while more advanced problems may require no more than an overnight stay or brief hospilization.