Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Specialist

Center for Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABIHM

Integrative Holistic Medicine located in Panama City, FL

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that supports your body’s healing process and benefits many health issues and concerns. At the Center for Integrative and Holistic Medicine, the medical team led by board-certified integrative medicine and holistic physician Rubina Azam, MD, offers PRP treatment to support healing of your underlying health condition and improve your quality of life. To learn more about PRP treatment, call the Panama City, Florida, office or click the online booking button today.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is an injection offered at the Center for Integrative and Holistic Medicine that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells, which are the natural tissue repairing properties found in your own blood. The injection supports the healing and revitalization of your diseased or damaged tissues.

Your blood contains a mix of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When you have an injury, the platelets in your blood not only help clot any open wounds to stop bleeding, but also activate the growth factors and specialized cells that help make new tissue to heal the wound.

The PRP used for your treatment at the Center for Integrative and Holistic Health is created from a sample of your own blood.

Am I a good candidate for PRP treatment?

Dr. Azam determines if you’re a good candidate for PRP treatment during an evaluation. When you come in for a functional medicine consultation, Dr. Azam conducts a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of:

  • Medical and medication history
  • Family history
  • Environmental exposures
  • Diet and lifestyle habits
  • Signs and symptoms

She also orders advanced scientific lab tests to further evaluate your health and identify the root cause of your health concern. She may recommend PRP treatment to help heal an injury or reduce the inflammation and pain caused by your arthritis.

What can I expect during PRP treatment?

Your PRP treatments are conducted at the office. Because your health needs are unique to you, your PRP treatment may not be like any other patient. To ease your concerns, Dr. Azam reviews in detail what to expect during your PRP treatment before she gets started.

In general, Dr. Azam and her medical team may first draw a sample of blood from your arm to create your PRP. Then, she injects the PRP into your diseased or damaged tissue.

You may experience some redness and swelling after your injection, but downtime isn’t usually needed following PRP treatment. While results vary, you may start to notice an improvement within a few weeks. Depending on your health needs and treatment plan, Dr. Azam may suggest more than one PRP treatment to get the best possible results.

To learn more about PRP treatment at the Center for Integrative and Holistic Medicine, call the office or request an appointment online today.