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Helping You, Your Body and Your Mind

Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center a New Approach to Care

Article by Camille Paterson

Photography by Jay Hendrickson

Originally published in Bellevue Lifestyle

Do you dream of getting ahold of your doctor without a phone tree, understanding all your options, having every detail of your procedure taken care of for you and feeling relaxed when you come in for treatment? You will find this dream come true at Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center. Dr. Rooney, a nationally recognized spine surgeon; and Dr. Hostetter, a nationally recognized anesthesiologist; have joined their skills to create a one-of-a-kind boutique practice focused on you, your body and your mind. SRMC is the only practice in the area offering a surgeon and anesthesiologist working side by side to treat arthritis, spinal stenosis, depression, chronic pain, neurodegenerative disorders and providing Dermafrac. This is not just another doctor’s office with long waiting lines, unhappy front desk people and answers you don’t fully understand. It’s a group of doctors and staff who genuinely care about their patients and want to see the whole person functioning well without surgery whenever possible.

At SRMC, you will find personable, passionate, educated and highly trained doctors that desire to give you the best treatments and experience. Dr. Rooney’s surgical expertise started in the military where he was one of the leading doctors in regenerative care using stem cells as a method of healing. Many of his colleagues requested him to work on their own families and loved ones, which he saw as a sign of true trust and skill. 

"I am always a student, and I want to get an A-plus on every patient I see. I want to be the best provider they ever encounter,” Dr. Rooney says.

This perspective shines through everything he does.

Dr. Hostetter’s philosophy was shaped by one of her mentors in residency, Christopher Bernard, who told her to “always imagine what it is like from the patient’s perspective. Make that a primary focus of your practice.”  This shaped her aspiration to have more time with each patient and hear their needs and desires which eventually led to her opening SRMC. Her favorite treatment SRMC provides is the Ketamine treatment because she says it “is truly life-saving.” Allowing an alternative option for PTSD and severe depressions, this treatment has an 80 percent effectiveness rate.  

“We believe in innovation and thinking outside the box for medical care," Dr. Hostetter says.

“You will have direct access to support in all your healthcare needs,” Dr. Rooney says.

“We want to get our patients back to living the life they love.” –Dr. Hostetter

Stem Cell Therapy for Your Body  

“We try to avoid surgery whenever possible.” –Dr. Hostetter

Advanced stem cell and blood platelet procedures for treating arthritis, orthopedic injuries and other degenerative conditions. Allowing the patient to avoid or put off surgery for longer and recover much quickly so they can get back to the things they love to do. (in short: maintain functionality with decreased pain.)

Ketamine Therapy for Your Mind and Mood

“This is one of my favorite things. It is truly life-saving.” –Dr. Hostetter

Ketamine has been around since the 1960s but was recently discovered to have great success in returning your life back to what was normal prior to depression. It is a safe procedure and highly effective, with more than 80 percent or more people having rapid results.

Dermafrac for You

“To help the body heal itself.” –Dr. Hostetter

Dermafrac is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that uses microneedles to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal.

Surgical Solutions

“The system has lost track of what it’s there for: to take care of patients.”  –Dr. Rooney

When other treatments no longer work, it may be time to look into surgery.  Dr. Rooney is a nationally recognized, board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in cervical and lumbar spinal fusions, decompressions and non-operative spine care utilizing regenerative medicine/stem cell therapy.