Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Steenblock
Q: Can I get Stem Cells?
A: Quite simply – yes. Dr. Steenblock specializes in the only legal form of stem cell therapy available in the United Stated of America – Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or BMAC..
Q: How much does it cost to see Dr. Steenblock? the appointment with him? the therapies? the supplements/medicine?
A: The initial consultation costs approximately $300.00 which is then applied to the cost of any therapies you might subsequently have at the clinic. The treatments ordered are individualized for each patient and may include one or more of the following:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy (HOCATT) – A special detox and “bad bugs & biofilm eradicating” treatment system.
Q: Can I bring along a spouse or caregiver?
A: We encourage each patient to bring along a family member. The healing process is better when some undergoing care has someone to support them.
Q: How much success has Dr. Steenblock had with these problems?
A: We note that 95% of our patients see progress if they follow the doctor’s instructions and do the recommended therapies.
Q: What specific problems are treated at the clinic?
A: The clinic is a regeneration and rehabilitation clinic specializing in every disorder, debilitation, and injury that stem cells can help. Among these are:
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Cerebral Palsy
- COPD (Emphysema, bronchitis, asthma)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Q: If I’m from out of town, where can I stay during my time with Dr. Steenblock?
A: There are many hotels in the San Clemente area. We recommend looking at one of the travel and hotel booking sites to find one that is best suited for you. We are also happy to make recommendations based on your specific needs.
Q: When I return home or to my own doctor, how can my own doctor typically follow up with me?
A: Since the administration of stem cells requires specialized knowledge and techniques, your local physician should be part of the process. This is called “co-management”. You should ask your physician to participate in the process of getting your body ready for receiving and growing your new stem cells by giving him/her a co-management form signed by yourself. You should pay your doctor 20% of the cost of your bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) treatment. If you do this, your charges for the bone marrow stem cell procedure are reduced and your doctor is now employed by you to work with Dr. Steenblock to optimize your treatments.
Q: When I’m there (from out of town) how do patients take care of transportation and meals?
A: Most patients rent cars or use their hotel shuttle. Most also pack lunches to bring to the clinic to have while undergoing their therapies.
Q: Where exactly is the Clinic?
A: The clinic is located in San Clemente, California, which is approximately half way up the coast between San Diego and Los Angeles. We are about 2 miles from the ocean. Our exact address is as follows:
187 Ave. La Pata
San Clemente, CA 92673
Q: What would a typical schedule be for me if I came for treatment?
A: Initially, you should get a copy of our co-management agreement, fill it out and give your physician $800.00 for him/her to participate in your care before and after you receive stem cells. Your physician will then conduct the examinations, tests, and therapies you should have before traveling to have your stem cells. The money you pay your physician includes his or her sending us copies of your medical or other records and to consult with our doctors in terms of additional tests, treatments, or other services we recommend for you.
Q: How much time ahead of coming to the Clinic do I need to make the appointment?
A: Two weeks is best. For older adults with complicated medical problems, you should be evaluated by your physician carefully at least one month prior to coming for therapy since you may have any number of conditions that could interfere with having a successful treatment.
Q: Will my insurance cover my treatment?
A: Our stem cell therapies are not paid for by insurance companies since they are very new and not offered by any large group of physicians. As the number of physicians giving stem cell therapies grows, insurance companies will begin to pay for them.
Q: How many doctors work at the clinic in San Clemente, CA?
A: We have two physicians working in our San Clemente, California clinic.
Q: Will I be taken off my medications?
A: This is something that will be decided by the doctors. Typically, if the medication is helping you, you will not be taken off it. If a medication is hindering your healing or hurting you, you would be taken off it if possible.
Q: What do I need to bring with me?
A: Comfortable clothes. Bring any recent tests you’ve had done (within the last 6 months). Bring a cell phone to communicate with your companion and us but please keep it on silent while consulting with the doctor. You may also need to rent a car. Expedia at https://www.expedia.com/ and Travelocity https://www.travelocity.com/ offer “one stop” help with booking airline flights, a car and more (“Package deals”).
Q: How is Dr. Steenblock and his methods different from my own physician?
A: Typically Dr. David Steenblock delves far more deeply into diagnosing your condition than other doctors. Also, Dr. Steenblock specializes in Personalized Regenerative Medicine, which is a multi-step process of targeted healing specifically tailored to the individual. Aged, diseased or damaged tissues are cleansed of cellular debris, toxins and other harmful elements. With these impediments to good health minimized, state-of-the-art natural healing treatments such as nutrients, adaptive therapies, bone marrow aspirate treatments (BMAC), etc. are applied to maintain or restore the individual’s health. By using a co-management agreement with your local doctor, your doctor can take advantage of Dr. Steenblock’s wealth of knowledge to help you get a better result.
Q: I’m basically healthy. What if I want to have Dr. Steenblock be my preventive doctor?
A: Dr. Steenblock specializes in stem cell therapies and prefers that a physician close to you handle your preventative care.