Stacey Long is our June Physical Therapist of the Month! Stacey has lived most of her life in Broken Arrow and completed the physical therapy program at the University of Oklahoma. Stacey has specific training in the Mckenzie and Maitland treatment techniques.
Stacey is a PT at Tulsa Bone & Joint Owasso at 12455 East 100th Street North, on the first floor of the physician building next to St. John Owasso Hospital.
“My favorite thing about being a PT is all the interesting and great people I meet,” Stacey says. “My job is new and different every day because of the people I get to treat. Each treatment is different and specially designed for each person’s individual needs. I also love my coworkers. They make me look forward to coming to work each day.”
Stacey is the mother of 4 children ages 9 to 19. “So outside of work, I live in my car, at the soccer field, and in my laundry room.”
Congratulations, Stacey! Thank you for all you do!
Our June Doctor of the Month is Dr. Keith Stanley!
Dr. Stanley completed medical school and his residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Stanley is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Stanley is an Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Dr. Stanley is a regular contributor on “Ask the Doc” on The Buzz 1430 AM.
Dr. Stanley performs a number of procedures for treating orthopedic injuries and pain, including Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Ultrasound Guided Injections, Flouroscopic Guided Spinal Injections, Steroid Injections, Nerve Blocks. He also treats sports medicine injuries in relation to almost every body part.
For a full list of his areas of expertise, click here!
Congratulations to our May Doctor of the Month, Dr. J. Scott Reid!
Dr. Reid is a native of Tulsa, graduating from Jenks High School in 1997. After completing undergraduate and medical training at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Reid spent 10 years serving our country in the US Army Medical Corp. During this time, he served as Chief of Orthopaedics, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas and as Chief of Orthopaedics for the 2nd Forward Surgical Team of the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Orgun-e Afghanistan.
After completing his service time, Dr. Reid was selected as a Fellow in Adult Reconstruction at the renowned New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. During this fellowship, He built on his foundation of arthroscopic and fracture care, gaining further knowledge and skill in hip, knee and shoulder replacement. Dr. Reid is married to his high school sweetheart and they have three children. The Reid family is proud to call Tulsa home, and look forward to growing with and serving the community they love.
To learn more about Dr. Reid, click here!
While “stem cells” are an exciting medical breakthrough, the treatment is not yet covered by insurance since it is not FDA approved. Our physicians are upfront about that fact and about sharing with a patient how effective they expect the biologics therapy to be.
“Stem cell” injections are never a cure for arthritis, for example.
“I believe these biologic injections are here to stay, and we will have more indications for orthopedic use as more research emerges,” says Tony Jabbour, MD. “We strive at Tulsa Bone & Joint to have honest discussions with our patients based on scientific proof.”
Dr. Jabbour has used “stem cells” (Autologous Conditioned Plasma or ACP) to treat pain in his own knees, but he is careful to point out that the treatment is not an arthritis cure. ACP has been proven to decrease knee arthritis inflammation in an FDA-sanctioned study. ACP is still not covered by insurance.
“There is also lots of misinformation regarding what is truly a “stem cell” (bone marrow, fat) versus growth factor injections (platelet rich plasma – PRP, ACP, or concentrated amniotic fluid). We are extremely cautious on when to recommend them. PRP has been shown in a peer-reviewed study to treat chronic tendon problems such as Tennis Elbow. PRP is still not covered by insurance,” Dr. Jabbour says.
“Be careful if someone is pushing you hard to pay thousands of dollars in their office or at a so-called seminar. Most claims regarding knee arthritis, at these seminars, have not been confirmed to be cures. The graphics on some marketing videos or lectures can be dazzling. Please get your doctor to stick to the facts. They need to be honest about this still being an investigational treatment without FDA approval, and not covered by insurance. Be cautious if your medical information and indications’ source is from Facebook, or other social media,” Dr. Jabbour says.
The physicians at Tulsa Bone & Joint who practice stem cell therapy believe there is a place for such treatments, but that they need to be conducted in a safe, professional and ethical manner.
“We first determine if established, insurance-covered, standard practices of medical care have been exhausted before moving on to these treatments,” says Keith Stanley, MD. “We would advise patients who pursue these treatments to do so through physicians (MD or DO) who can clearly establish this as a part of their specific medical practice.”
Dr. Stanley cautions patients exploring the possibility of biologics treatments to be wary of medical practices that are trying to sell a special package in order to make a quick dollar. “Your treatments should be through a legitimate practice in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine.”
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our credentialed physicians to discuss the possibility of stem cell treatments, call 918-392-1400.
May’s PT of the month is Sara Murray!
Sara Murray is from Broken Arrow and attended PT school at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX.
Sara also works with the Tulsa Ballet dancers.
Sara enjoys helping patients reach their full potential and challenging them in their rehab. Her favorite thing to hear is that a patient has done an activity they haven’t been able to do in years!
Outside of Physical Therapy, Sara loves kayaking, taking road trips, playing with her dog Pete, and spending time with her friends and family.
Thank you for all that you do, Sara!