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Dr. Kevin Berkowitz
Kevin Berkowitz has worked with his colleagues at Boca Raton’s Advanced PRP & Stem Cell Center to develop a stem cell infusion and injection therapy that can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Berkowitz is a Cornell National Scholar, graduating from Cornell University in 1993 before graduating with honors from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. While at Barry, he attained the Dean’s List and the President’s List for Scholastic Excellence. He has further distinguished himself as an author in such highly regarded academic publications as the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Berkowitz and his team have been working on developing new techniques of PRP and stem cell therapy through IV infusion therapy, local injection therapy and also by studying a number of orthopedic, arthritic and neurological conditions.
By making use of amniotic stem cells and fat stem cells, they are now able to treat many illnesses that were once not treatable. Previously the trend was to destroy and break down the affected cells by using different types of pharmaceuticals, now the attempt is to reverse the process by regenerating and rebuilding an individual’s own cells. Innovative and cutting edge, it is a new age solution to age-old medical problems.
Stem cells are a distinct group of cells whose function is to facilitate self-renewal and differentiation. These cells are found throughout the body, and a lot depends on their smooth functioning. Unspecialized stem cells have the ability of long-term self-renewal, which is the continuous division of a single cell into two daughter cells. This process lets the body stock a cluster of cells used for repairing itself. Differentiation is when unspecialized stem cells become specialized. It is through differentiation that cells become adept at performing the specific group of functions that they’ve developed into. Powered by such a diverse range of abilities, stem cell therapy has opened up a plethora of new ways of treating numerous medical issues. As stem cell therapy aims at rebuilding various parts of the body instead of destroying it with pharmaceutics, it is often referred to as Regenerative Medicine.
Stem cell therapy is used nowadays to cure a wide range of health conditions. Some of the most popular treatments that make use of stem cell therapy include soft tissue loss, cartilage defects, tumor removal and traumatic injuries that lead to bone loss. Stem cell therapy has also been proven to dramatically cut down healing time by almost 50%! In the realm of podiatry, early application of stem cell therapy has been shown to prevent the need for major surgical operations such as joint repairing and reconstruction.
Dr. Kevin Berkowitz makes the impossible become well, possible. That magic happens every day at his Miami Beach headquarters located at the esteemed Mount Sinai Medical Center. Here, podiatry, foot & ankle care, wound care and innovative reconstructive surgery are practiced with one thing in mind. Next to your heart, your legs are the most important part of the body. Without them, mobility ceases and a life without movement is not something on Dr. Berkowitz’s chart.
We can’t say enough amazing things about all the work Dr. Berkowitz and his team have accomplished. A little bit of old school meets a lot of new school. Dr. Berkowitz stands in a league of his own. He’s definitely not your grandmother’s podiatrist; something he hears over and over from his clients and that makes him chuckle. “I’m the evolution of what’s next in podiatry,” says Berkowitz. “It’s all about prevention, innovative treatment and something else that has gotten lost in modern medicine – listening to your patient.”
And his patients have nothing but the highest praise for all of his hard work and effort.
“I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Kevin Berkowitz. I had a severe case of Plantar Fasciitis which included a tear of the Fascia. In addition, I had a partial tear of the Achilles tendon.
I enjoy playing softball, tennis and golf. These conditions not only prevented me from playing these sports, it made walking a painful task.
Dr. Berkowitz performed PRP Therapy on my heel and my Achilles tendon. I was given three treatments. I was amazed that within six weeks I notice significant improvement and after only eight weeks I returned to full sports activities, with no pain.
Dr. Berkowitz is a terrific Doctor. He is very personable and knowledgeable. He explained the procedure and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed.
I would like to thank Dr. Berkowitz and his wonderful staff for an outstanding job!” – Hank
“Dr. Kevin Berkowitz, I will never be able to thank you enough for restoring my ability to walk. Today marks 31 days since my third and last PRP treatment on both my ankles. This past December I read an article about Dr. Berkowitz on a plane. The following week I called his office and briefly explained how I had been living in horrible pain for going on 3 years, had seen multiple physicians, tried numerous treatments, steroids, walking casts, orthotics and my condition had only continued to worsen. Within a couple days, Dr. Berkowitz called me, ordered x-rays and then called me again for a phone consult. Did I mention that I live 775 miles from Dr. B’s office? I was treated with an amazing amount of compassion and concern from Dr. Berkowitz and his entire staff. By the end of the second phone call Dr. B. felt he had a solid grasp on my problems that he wanted to confirm with a visit to his office. On January 10th I met Dr. Berkowitz in his office and my life took an amazing turn for the better. His confidence in diagnosing me correctly and being able to offer an effective solution was amazing. I was overwhelmed, though a bit cautious, in my belief that he could be right. The improvement in my pain levels and my ability to walk gradually started to materialize with a short two weeks. Today I can honestly say that 80% of my pain is gone. I am still attending physical therapy and have work ahead of me to return to my ideal mobility. I’m not running any races yet, but I have lost 10 pounds and I can comfortably walk my dogs around the neighborhood. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. B. !!!” – Kathy Slagle