How we're different
The big problem
Over the years, because of a number of reasons, medicine has been lulled into submission.
For most traditional hospitals, practicing medicine has become more about checking off boxes on the computer and shuffling authorization forms than about providing quality health care. Oftentimes, if the treatment is not authorized by the health plan, it is not offered or even mentioned.
The result: As a patient, you may be unaware of the latest medical advances that are available to you.
We go the extra mile for you
In our view, we, as doctors, owe it to you as a patient, ourselves and society to create, innovate and dream big.
After all, we are scientists, not technicians. And we know that the art of diagnosis is more than just making decisions solely based on X-ray or an MRI.
We also know that, despite the increase in surgeries that take place throughout the country every day, there is a rise in pain medications and painkiller use.
Focus on hope and healing
That is why we challenge each other at the Tolbert Center to be bold when someone might have an idea that might save a patient’s life.
We also challenge each other to “step outside the box” when traditional approaches to medicine fail and our “non-traditional” treatments may actually heal someone.
Conditions and disabilities we treat
Lower Back Pain
You may know Darren Kavinoky as an award-winning criminal defense attorney, founder of 1-800-NO-CUFFS and host of hit TV show “Deadly Sins” on Investigation Discovery. You might not know that, just a little while ago, Kavinoky was suffering from excruciating lower back pain.
Hand and Wrist Pain
Do your fingers hurt when you try to open a jar? Hand osteoarthritis could be to blame. The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness. Hand and wrist pain can cause other problems too.
“I sustained an injury to my left knee some years back. Before being treated at the Tolbert Center, I was experiencing a lot of pain, swelling and general discomfort. I tried physical therapy on my knee, ice and cold compacts, Tylenol Extra Strength, and it didn’t help. “
Sports injuries can happen to anyone. Most people have experienced minor injuries, such as an ankle sprain or a pulled muscle. Some injuries, such as tennis elbow, are due to overuse. Others, such as a concussion, are due to trauma.
Procedures we use
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Surgery, physical therapy and cortisone injections are the most common treatments to treat shoulder tendon and muscle injuries. However, we have seen evidence that PRP can be much more effective, not only in treating the rotator cuff, but also in healing the patient’s pain.
“After only a series of three prolotherapy treatments, the pain started to go away, the swelling and disfiguring of my knee went down, and I began to be able to move around without pain or cracking noises.”
Stem Cell Injections
Researchers suggest that stem cell injections have the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief and improve patient mobility. In fact, there are more than 60 clinical trials underway throughout the world on stem cells and arthritis.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
We provide hormone replacement therapy to help solve hormone imbalances in both women and men. Your hormones are one of the most important regulatory systems that exist in your body.