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Living Your Best Life

25
Jun 2020

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. Brian Shiple

In this episode, Anne talks to Dr. Brian Shiple, a recognized leader in the fields of interventional and integrative orthopedic medicine, regenerative injection treatment (RIT), sports medicine, and diagnostic ultrasound. He has been in private practice since 2006 after completing thirteen years as the division chief of Sports Medicine and founder and director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Crozer-Keystone Health System in the Greater Philadelphia area.

He tells Anne about his background, how he got into medicine, where he learned about Prolotherapy, and how he used it to help not only himself but thousands of patients as well.

We learn about his first time being a medical officer at the Pennsylvania State Games, where he then went on to be the Chief Medical Officer from 1994-2006 and why he nearly had to quit medicine and go onto disability, and he gives some great tips to people wanting to live their best, healthiest life.

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode:

  • 01:10 - Anne introduces Dr. Brian Shiple and tells us a little about him and the many things that he does and has accomplished. 
  • 06:00 - Dr. Shiple tells us a bit about his background, his childhood, and how he was an engineering major in college for 2 years, and how he took 2 years off to study acting in New York.
  • 08:00 - Dr. Shiple tells us how a tragic accident in the family led him to his career in medicine. 
  • 09:20 - Dr. Shiple goes into more detail about how he ended up going to acting school in New York and how the dream of becoming an actor came to an end and how it taught him some skill that he now uses in medicine.
  • 12:10 - His experiences at the NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine and how he ended up in Philadelphia to do his intern residency and, where he met his wife.
  • 13:00 - How he did not do Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (even though he was voted “most likely to be a successful PM&R doctor”!), and how he found his way into Sports Medicine.
  • 14:30 - Dr. Shiple tells us how he has loved and moonlighted in ER medicine for 20 years.
  • 15:10 - We learn about how Dr. Shiple got involved in the Pennsylvania State Games and how his ER skills transferred over to help the athletes in his care.
  • 16:30 - How a talk at a Sports Medicine conference piqued his interest in Prolotherapy as an alternative way to treat his patients that weren’t responding to the standard care that was taught in Sports Medicine.
  • 18:40 - How Dr. Shiple learned to use Prolotherapy to treat his many patients suffering from tennis elbow.
  • 21:15 - How he used Prolotherapy to heal himself after multiple car crashes.
  • 22:00 - Anne asks Dr. Shiple about his injuries that caused him to seek Prolotherapy to heal his body and he explains that without it, he would have had to quit medicine and go on disability.
  • 24:00 - We learn how Dr. Shiple worked to get Prolotherapy for his employees, making it the first Regenerative Therapy that was covered by insurance at the time.
  • 25:30 - The “turf wars” between Radiology, Surgery, and non-operative Sports Medicine that made it difficult to get an x-ray and ultrasound in his practice.
  • 26:30 - Why he left academia and went out on his own.
  • 29:25 - How Dr. Shiple learned about PRP and started doing his own ultrasound in his practice.
  • 33:33 - We get some recommendations for people to see and questions to ask regarding PRP and regenerative medicine.
  • 35:55 - Anne asks Dr. Shiple what advice he would give to listeners that are wanting to live their best life.

Links & Resources

Anne’s website

Dr. Shiple’s website

Youtube

Dr. Shiple’s book:

Regenerative Healing for Life

24
Jun 2020

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. Don Buford

In this episode, Anne introduces Dr. Don Buford. Dr. Buford has been in an established orthopedic surgery practice in Dallas for over 20 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons.  He has been board certified by the American Board Of Orthopedic Surgery twice and is a sought after lecturer nationally and internationally on orthopedic surgery and regenerative medicine subjects.

He founded The Texas Orthobiologics Institute as a research institute where patients can benefit from the latest evidence-based orthobiologic orthopedic treatments.  The most common conditions treated are arthritis pain, back pain, tendon injuries, and sports injuries.

Dr. Buford's interest in orthobiologics was a natural outgrowth of his training in minimally invasive surgery as both are designed to help patients in the simplest, safest way possible.

He tells Anne about his childhood, what it was like being raised by a professional baseball player and a teacher, and how he became a professional baseball player himself and why he left the sport to follow a career in medicine.

He explains some of the frustrations and issues that doctors have to deal with in the way that some treatments are regulated, and he gives us some great tips on how to live our best lives.

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode: 

  • 01:10 - Anne introduces Dr. Buford and asks him to tell us a little bit about himself and his background.
  • 01:50 - Dr. Buford tells us about where he grew up and what his interests were as a child.
  • 02:50 - He tells us where he went to high school, which two colleges he went to, and why baseball made him leave one college for another.
  • 04:25 - Dr. Buford tells about how he continued his medical education while playing professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles (Wow!)
  • 06:05 - He tells us why he decided to quit baseball to go back to school full time.
  • 08:20 - How he became very focused on what he wanted at a young age and how it helped him when it came to becoming a doctor.
  • 09:40 - Dr. Buford tells us about Dr. Stephen Snyder and what it meant to have him as a mentor.
  • 10:40 - We learn where Dr. Buford did his residency and the reason he chose that specific place.
  • 13:00 - Dr. Buford tells us about his journey in Orthobiologics and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
  • 21:45 - Why he thinks that orthopedic surgery will always have a role in medicine.
  • 25:43 - Dr. Buford tells us his hopes for PRP, stem cells, and insurance coverage.
  • 28:36 - We learn the difference between FDA regulations under sections 351 and 361.
  • 32:00 - Anne asks Dr. Buford to go into detail about some of the birth tissue products and the problems with how they are regulated by the FDA.
  • 38:05 - The dangers of using stem cells from one person on another person’s body and why you shouldn’t trust a clinic if they claim to do so.
  • 39:52 -We learn about exosomes; what they are, what they can be used for, and the issues that arise with using them.
  • 44:40 - Dr. Buford tells us some of his approaches for a patient needing rotator cuff repair.
  • 49:00 - Anne asks Dr. Buford for his advice to someone wanting to live their best life.
  • 52:00 - What are 2 things we don’t know about Dr. Buford?
  • 53:50 - What does Dr. Buford think will be the biggest accomplishment in his career?

Links & Resources

Anne’s website

The Texas Orthobiologics Institute

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

23
Jun 2020

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. Tommy Bond

In this episode, Anne introduces Dr. Tommy Bond, the founder of the TotalCare Health and Wellness Medical Center. Dr. Bond became the first physician to perform ultrasound-guided Regenerative Injection Procedures in the state of Louisiana.  He has since performed thousands of these injections, making him the most experienced practitioner of Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine, in Louisiana and the southern Gulf States region.

In 2018, Dr. Bond opened the doors to the Regenerative Medicine Institute of Louisiana.  Here, orthopedic treatments and procedures using adult stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet-rich plasma are delivered using precise ultrasound, an in-house laboratory, and dedicated regenerative medicine protocols.

He is also a recent President of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM), an international non-profit organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion of regenerative medicine education around the world. Recognized internationally as an expert in the field, Dr. Bond is the youngest President ever to lead the AAOM as the continued leader in Interventional Regenerative Orthopedics and continues to lecture to physician colleagues, medical students, and residents in international locations like Cancun, Hong Kong, and Argentina.

In this chat, we learn about Dr. Bond’s path to becoming a practitioner of Regenerative Medicine, how he knew from a very early age what he wanted to spend his life doing, his thoughts and advice for overcoming what he calls the “American Syndrome”, and some valuable tips for helping people live their best lives.

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode: 

  • 01:35 - Dr. Tommy Bond introduces himself and tells us about his childhood and how at 10 years old he knew he was going to be a sports medicine physician.
  • 03:30 - We learn a little bit about Dr. Bond’s education and the different things he has studied.
  • 07:40 - About moving to New Orleans and dealing with Hurricane Katrina and how it affected him in both his life and in his career.
  • 10:30 - Dr. Bond tells us about how he discovered regenerative medicine and how it helped him significantly after a bad car crash after being told that he would need career-ending surgery.
  • 12:12 - Dr. Bond tells us about anti-inflammatory diets and how they can help your body heal from chronic inflammation. 
  • 15:00 - We learn 3 things that Dr. Bond learned that helped him avoid career-ending surgery and then teaches us about Prolotherapy.
  • 17:00 - Dr. Bond tells us about the moment that everything he was taught about inflammation was turned on its head. 
  • 19:57 - The importance of looking after yourself and that can affect the success rate of Prolotherapy treatment.
  • 20:17 - Dr. Bond to deconstruct what IROM (Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine) means.
  • 26:41 - Anne asks Dr. Bond for some recommendations on how to find the right practitioner for regenerative medicine treatments and offers a great resource to learn about it.
  • 29:32 -What type of informed questions should a patient ask when going to see a practitioner?
  • 31:00 -Tells us some very interesting information regarding stem cells and the FDA.
  • 32:06 - Gives us some more questions to ask when looking for a practitioner. 
  • 34:03 - Dr. Bond tells us some of his favorite things that he does at his business.
  • 35:35 - We learn about what the “American Syndrome” is and how it affects many Americans in their 30s and 40s.
  • 40:28 - What does Dr. Bond do to help revitalize people that are suffering from the “American “syndrome”.
  • 45:35 - We learn about VO2 mask tests and how they are the best way to predict a person's lifespan and longevity.
  • 47:00 - Where can we learn more about Dr. Tommy Bond?
  • 48:00 - Dr. Bond gives his best advice for people wanting to live their best life.

Links & Resources

Anne’s website

Dr. Bond’s website

Facebook

American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM)

7
May 2020

Living Your Best Life - with guest Joel Baumgartner

In this episode, Anne introduces Dr. Joel Baumgartner, a board-certified physician with a specialized fellowship in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine, and who earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the University of North Dakota, he then completed his advanced training in sports medicine with a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.

He utilizes the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to better treat musculoskeletal injury and pain. As an international speaker, he instructs both physicians and those in the medical industry on pain evaluation, diagnosis, and the latest treatment options. 

Dr. Baumgartner has authored a book on Prolotherapy and PRP technique. He is also a contributing author on the subject of pain management for a variety of other popular publications.

In this chat, Dr. Baumgartner tells us about the struggles of having a father that is a military doctor, how moving around the country led to having a difficult childhood, and what changed him from a shy introvert to a kid full of confidence that was destined to care for people. He also gives us an insight into what he and his staff do at the Rejuv Medical clinic and a little bit of history about how he started the award-winning business.

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode: 

  • 01:25 - Dr. Joel Baumgartner introduces himself.
  • 02:15 - We learn how working a job at a nursing home made Dr. Baumgartner realize that he was made to help people.
  • 04:00 - Dr. Baumgartner explains why working for a large organization left him feeling dissatisfied.
  • 05:05 - How losing his job was the best thing that could have happened to his career.
  • 05:37 - Anne asks Dr. Baumgartner about his childhood and who he was growing up.
  • 06:13 - Dr. Baumgartner tells us interests, how he had to move schools a lot as a child, how he didn’t fit in with the other kids, and how all of that changed at high school.
  • 09:40 - Why the first years of your own private practice is a lot like being a freshman in high school.
  • 10:30 - How the influence and confidence of good people can make all the difference in a person’s life.
  • 12:55 - Where he went to Med School, where he did his residency, and where he did his fellowships.
  • 14:05 - Dr. Baumgartner tells us how he got into Prolotherapy, what he loves about it, and his approach to it.
  • 16:55 - Anne asks Dr. B and his clinic, Rejuv Medical.
  • 19:20 - We learn why one of his first-ever employees at his new private practice was JR, a personal trainer that ended up becoming the CEO of Rejuv Medical.
  • 20:50 - Dr. Baumgartner tells us about those first difficult months of running his own practice, how he started to stabilize his business and start bringing in more money, and what his best marketing tool was.
  • 22:40 - What his impact is on the medical community since opening Rejuv Medical and the next steps and goals are for the company.
  • 24:40 - We learn some good questions to ask when thinking about getting Prolotherapy and how to choose the right doctor for you.
  • 27:30 - Dr. Baumgartner tells us about one of his new upcoming books, Becoming Superman, and goes into detail on what it is about.
  • 30:47 - What is Dr. Joel Baumgartner’s Kryptonite?
  • 32:19 - And what are his superpowers?
  • 33:40 - Dr. Baumgartner takes us through his previous and his upcoming books.

Links & Resources

Anne’s website

Dr. Baumgartner’s website

Rejuv Medical:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Dr. Baumgartner’s books:

REGENERATE: How To Restore Your Health and Rebuild Your Body Without Drugs or Surgery

Art Of Regenerative Injections Vol. 7

30
Apr 2019

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. William Murrell

Welcome to our "Living Your Best Life" Show. This show will lead you to slow down aging and thrive to live the life you always wanted to live. Hosted by Dr. Anne Truong, the international best selling author of Erectile Dysfunction Fix Using PRP to treat ED and Entrepreneur of The Year. Visit Dr. Anne Truong at truongrehab.com or 540-374-3164.

22
Apr 2019

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. Gerald Malanga

Welcome to our "Living Your Best Life" Show. This show will lead you to slow down aging and thrive to live the life you always wanted to live. Hosted by Dr. Anne Truong, the international best selling author of Erectile Dysfunction Fix Using PRP to treat ED and Entrepreneur of The Year. Visit Dr. Anne Truong at truongrehab.com or 540-374-3164.

22
Apr 2019

Living Your Best Life - with guest Mr. JR Burgess

Welcome to our "Living Your Best Life" Show. This show will lead you to slow down aging and thrive to live the life you always wanted to live. Hosted by Dr. Anne Truong, the international best selling author of Erectile Dysfunction Fix Using PRP to treat ED and Entrepreneur of The Year. Visit Dr. Anne Truong at truongrehab.com or 540-374-3164.

22
Apr 2019

Living Your Best Life - with guest Dr. Charles Runels

Welcome to our "Living Your Best Life" Show. This show will lead you to slow down aging and thrive to live the life you always wanted to live. Hosted by Dr. Anne Truong, the international best selling author of Erectile Dysfunction Fix Using PRP to treat ED and Entrepreneur of The Year. Visit Dr. Anne Truong at truongrehab.com or 540-374-3164.

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