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!
April’s Physical Therapist of the month is Ashley Mumma!
Ashley was born in Tulsa, and went through the Physical Therapy program at Arkansas State. She is ASTYM and dry needling certified.
Ashley enjoys seeing patients progress with therapy and return to activities they enjoy with less pain or limitation.
Ashley also loves running, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her dog!
We are so grateful for you, Ashley!
We are proud to be the team doctors and provide athletic training for Tulsa’s soccer team, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Jason Griffin, MD, serves as team doctor, and Johnathon Millwee serves as athletic trainer.
Congratulations to the Roughnecks, who have secured a spot in USL Championship Western Conference. They have remained at the top of the league standings, maintaining first place in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League Championship. The Roughnecks have had the best start-to-season in franchise history. Keep up the good work, team! For a full list of the team schedule, click here.