Dr. Scheer, the director of The New York Stem Cell Institute which he founded in 2015, remains devoted to making strides in the stem cell stratosphere because he is devoted to the idea that the future of medicine is NOW! We have the weapons to fight inflammation, which is the cause of most disease. Although it’s still in the research phase, Stem cell science and cellular injection has been found to help various medical conditions such as orthopedic injuries, hair regrowth, neurological diseases, erectile dysfunction, and a host of other medical ailments.
This dedicated doctor, who didn’t know how to speak English until the age of 13 years old, grew up in Paris, France, before moving around Europe for a brief period before settling in Los Angeles with his parents and three younger siblings. Although his father worked in the movie business, early on Dr. Scheer realized he had stem cells, not show biz, in his blood. Growing up, Dr. Scheer listened to his parents and grandparent’s stories and knew that he would make a mark in the medical field. He credits his family with showing him how amazing helping others could be. It’s not hard to see where Dr. Scheer’s sheer determination to revolutionize medicine comes from!
While stem cells science might have the ability to change the future of medicine, Dr. Scheer explained that “we’re in the infantile stage of stem cells, we’re really at the beginning. We’re finally starting to understand how these cells are working. Once you get rid of inflammation, disease goes away. There has been a lot of research over the last decade – forty times more research being done than ever before and it will probably be a $200 billion plus business by 2020. It will have a major impact on the world, especially with tissue engineering, which is when you use the body’s own stem cells to repair, replace or augment diseased tissue to suppress and regenerate tissue. With stem cells, we’ll be able to implement stem cell engineering and bio-engineer living organs, and it’s already in the process.”
While everything is still in the research phase, the services are becoming very prominent, and Dr. Scheer is at the forefront of the future of stem cell science cellular injections. He is already in the process of expanding within his current building to a 10,000 square foot space with additional square footage for the actual lab. The doctor, who is diving into new depths of stem cells, said that “we focus on sports injuries, or orthopedics. The reason is because we have clinical studies that have shown which stem cells are beneficial to treating bone disorders. We also deal with hair regrowth and erectile dysfunction, but we still need more work. Right now we’re seeing this work in about fifty percent of patients who come in with ED. People need to know that as human beings we come to the notion that we’re all going to die and the key to this is that our longevity and our health might lie in our source code, our DNA. Now we can harness this power and use it to live longer, healthier and better lives. In the next two decades it will extend and save your life. It’s really the most exciting time in human medical history. It’s as if we’ve found The Fountain of Youth. We say that God is within you and well, he kind of is. There are studies out of Stanford, and the findings are incredible, especially with stroke victims who agreed to take stem cell cellular injections and a lot of them showed improved motor function.”
When it comes to potential medical breakthroughs, you can bank on stem cell banking, which is where you’re storing your own stem cells. According to Dr. Scheer, “we’ll be able to take our own CD34+ stem cells and bank them in a regular banking pool, and if we ever need anything, we can take it and replicate it there and use it for whatever disease you have – for your cartilage, joints, eyesight, etc.”
While everything is still in the research phase, the possibility of prolonging life is looking promising. “It’s real science and clinical trials going on are showing that stem cells are rejuvenating cells – there are people who are even able to walk an extra 80 meters by the time they’re 92 years old,” explained the boundary pushing doctor who is just getting started and doing things his way, one stem cell at a time.
“I founded the New York Stem Cell Institute to bring a multi-specialty practice together. Everybody thinks you have to compartmentalize everything, but you have to service the entire person. Your entire body matters, from your emotions, to knee pain, and everything else. I think of stem cells as a white canvas. When you’re born, you get three particular cells which come in and build who you are as a person, including your legs, your arms, your eyes, and even your personality. Those cells wind up in your teeth, umbilical chord, etc., and become dormant, and then when you’re older, we can extract them and use those cells to treat diseases. They’re an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is the number one source of disease. If we can get rid of inflammations, which include everything we inhale, the disease goes away. We will most likely be able to use stem cells to stop the progression of a particular disease or reverse it. Other countries, such as China for example, are 50, 60 years ahead of us. Athens is like 50 years ahead of us because they don’t have the regulations so they’re doing more trials.”
This pioneering physician is helping to pave the way to a Brave New World. Dr. Scheer believes that “we’re being taught medicine from a hundred years ago, that’s a fact, because medicine works very slowly. You don’t want to emerge and grow until you have scientific evidence for 30 years. I want my kids and grandkids to have the right medicine, and the right medicine is not from 30 years ago, it’s from now. Stems cells will be the gold standard for them. I care most about doing the right thing for the patient, it’s not about getting paid. I lose money every single day, but my patients come first.”
The dedicated doctor explained that “regenerative medicine services also tend to be very expensive because they often need special production facilities and highly skilled staff. With health budgets squeezed in many countries, high costs are a barrier to making such therapies a reality. To move regenerative medicine into the realms of mainstream medicine, better science and better regulation must be integrated with both innovative manufacturing methods that make services affordable, and a way to show how they ultimately benefit the patient and society as a whole.”
With Dr. Scheer leading this medical revolution, however, the future of medicine is looking pretty miraculous, with regenerative medicine and cell-based services having the biggest impact.
“The immune system can powerfully mobilize inflammatory cells to combat invading organisms, such as bacteria or viruses, but can also orchestrate the right balance of inflammatory components required to initiate tissue repair and regeneration following injury. Inflammatory responses have a finite initiation and to prevent ongoing host tissue damage, a finite resolution. However, there are instances in which such inflammation continues unabated, such as the non-healing wound, chronic rejection of a transplanted organ or tissue, or the ongoing tissue destruction observed in autoimmune diseases. Recapitulating the body’s own method of ending the inflammatory process has been the foundation of a number of strategies involving the regeneration of the immune system. These strategies can be divided by their cell of origin, stem cells which are progenitors of all the cells of the immune system or nonhematopoietic stromal-type cells, which intimately interface with hematopoietic cells and provide regulation of the immune system. Cell services and regenerative medicine, with their potential to improve the health of patients, represent a structural shift in healthcare by focusing on the underlying causes of disease by repairing, replacing, or regenerating damaged cells in the body.”
When he’s not trying to find ways to cure cancer and eradicate diseases, the good doctor is the quintessential family man – after all, all his hard work is meant to ensure his family has the best medical services possible – and spends as much time as he can with his daughter and significant other. Dr. Scheer also does pro-bono medical work for people who cannot afford stem cell therapy and travels hours on his days off to offer services in remote areas of the state, even Staten Island! This physician is taking his cause to conferences around the world where he speaks on stem cell injections and is continuing to grow his multi-specialty practice, and eventually those organs which might even save lives.
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