The founder of RHM first became aware of regenerative medicine in 2010 when a beloved aunt, while suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), received a bone marrow stem cell transplant from her brother and the founder’s uncle. Along with a lot of prayer, the stem cell transplant changed the beloved aunt’s life and allowed her to have more time with the family than anyone could have imagined, even the doctors.
Toward the end of the beloved aunt’s 5 ½ year battle, in late 2013, a small group that included the founder of RHM, set out to discuss the possiblities and complications in and around the field of regenerative medicine.
Three questions dominated the conversations:
- What is the potential of regenerative medicine? And to what degree does it benefit patients?
- Could anyone successfully build a business that could, simultaneously, provide an impact in the lives of patients as well as provide a better quality of life for physicians.
- Can the practice of regenerative medicine return focus on the patient-physician relationship instead of the traditional “treat and street” application of medical science?
These questions were discussed from two different perspectives.
- The medical and scientific perspective
- The business and behavioral perspective
Rather than focusing primarily on the treatment side of regenerative medicine, the small group decided to focus on helping patients and physicians navigate the complexities of regenerative medicine. This focus puts the emphasis back on the patient-physician relationship. It allows physicians to be physicians (“physician” = one who is skilled in the art of healing), and not just “providers.” And patients get what they want most: time with, and advice from, their physician throughout the health and treatment process.
After literally traveling around the world and the United States for a significant part of 2 years, and several years of research, observations, and conversations with an untold number of scientists, physicians, and patients, the team determined that the best way to make an impact in the field of regenerative medicine was to develop translational-oriented clinics. This would allow us to help patients and physicians live a better quality of life.
Our team found that regenerative medicine is about helping the body heal itself, or do what it should do naturally. But, while most in the field are thinking about “cures” and replacement organs, we have found that it’s the incremental changes that most often have the greatest impacts on humanity.
It is through relationships that physicians help patients understand, manage, protect, and better their health.
That is why our founding team developed Regenerative Health Management: the active, on-going process of helping the body heal itself. This process considers the regenerative properties of the human body as well as human behavior, not simply a checklist of therapies, drugs, or surgeries.
If we may be so bold, we believe that regenerative health management could set the foundation for how medicine will be practiced for the next 50 years. Like few other specialties, regenerative health management offers both patients and physicians opportunities like few have seen in their lifetime.
It is important to note that the regenerative medicine physician of the 21st century is probably not the surgeon. The regenerative medicine physician is the one who can help patients navigate the complexities of regenerative medicine by helping them understand, manage, protect, and better their health. The regenerative health managment physician – the Medical Advisor – will know how to manage relationships with the key stakeholders of your health.
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Here’s to an improved quality of life, or simply, a little bit more time,
The RHM Team