Who We’ve Helped
WRITTEN STEM CELL SUCCESS STORY SUBMISSIONS
64-Year Old’s Knee Improves 90% From Stem Cell Therapy
“I am a female and 64 years old, retired from law enforcement, have horses and bike ride. I have always been active. My left knee started swelling in December 2016 for an unknown reason, in a couple weeks I had a lot of pain and could hardly walk. I saw a surgeon and he suggested a meniscus repair. Surgery was done. My knee after surgery was in a bent position and I was unable to straighten the knee, and I could not walk without pain. Now my condition was worse than when I first saw the surgeon. I tried physical therapy, chiropractic therapy and cortisone shots. Next steps suggested included gel injections or knee replacement surgery. I felt I was too young for the surgery and heard that knee replacement surgery only lasts 10 to 15 years.
I did research and found stem cell therapy. Although not covered by my insurance I made an appointment with Dr Tait. He and the staff were great, and all of my questions were answered. I had the procedure done in August. I cleaned up my diet, took the recommended supplements, did physical therapy and now in October 2017 I feel I am 90% better than when I came in. I highly recommend this procedure with Dr. Tait’s team. I am now exercising in a pool to build my muscles around the knees and doing one on one physical therapy once a month. I plan to start start walking 2 Miles three days per week and get back on my horse and bicycle within the month!”
~ D. Lewis
55-Year Old Overcomes Several Chronic Health Issues with Stem Cell Therapy (Spine, Knee, Ankle & Thumb Deterioration)
“I am a 55 year old male with several chronic health issues – spine, knee, ankle, and thumb deterioration. I have been treated by several doctors and surgeons locally and nationwide. Dr. Tait is #1 on my list. He truly cares! Dr. Tait is very bright and “state of the art” in what is going on in the ever changing field of new medical treatments and information. It is without hesitation that I recommend Dr Tait.”
~ Allen Ozdemir
Osteoarthritic Patient Starts Training For El Tour de Tucson Shortly After Stem Cell Treatment
“Before I was seen by Dr. Tait, I had horrible knee pain due to osteoarthritis which kept me from doing basic things that I wanted to do. My knee would ache and swell at the end of the work day. I was unable to ride my bike. It got to a point where I couldn’t do my nightly walk which, as an active person, was devastating. I was taking anti-inflammatories around the clock and was worried about my kidneys. Dr. Tait recommended hyaluronic acid injections and they have made a world of difference. I am walking without difficulty and riding my bike as much as I like. I rarely take anti-inflammatories. I am even training to ride El Tour de Tucson! Thank you Dr. Tait!”
~ Deborah H.
63-Year Old Patient Avoids Knee Surgery in Both Knees After Seeing Dr. Tait For Stem Cell Therapy
“After an internet search to find someone in Tucson who worked with Stem cell replacement therapies, I found Dr. Jonathan Tait. I made an appointment with him in January 2016 and we decided to try the PRP (plasma rich platelet) injection therapy on my left knee. I have osteoarthritis in both knees but my left was the worse one due to meniscus surgery back in the 70’s. My goal is to continue to play competitive badminton through my Century mark. (I am now 63)
I had two series of injections paired with Dr. Tait’s very well researched supplements and physical therapy (Agility PT/Tiffany Hodges – highly recommended!!)
Bottom line – it all worked! And by the way, my osteo surgeon had said I was headed for knee replacement surgery in the future. I had resolved I was not going to do that, ever!
I am back on the courts, rebuilding my stamina. I do not have the pain I did last winter. Sure, there is some – but it is equal in both knees and due to the strain I put on my legs by playing. I know I need to keep up with my exercises, supplements and take a little more weight off.
If I need to have another round of injections or if ANYTHING else is going on in my body, I will definitely reach out to Dr. Tait. And one other thing that sets him apart from any other medical practitioner I have dealt with – he answers you directly through email! His goal is to help you be healthy and happy no matter your age and not have your body hold you back.
If you want to follow my journey, send me a message via Facebook and I will add you to my private group – Path to Knee Health. And if you have a problem with a joint or your back or a sports injury – talk to Dr. Tait and see what he might be able to do for you. It is truly a beneficial alternative treatment plan.”
~ Marylee M. Pangman
WRITTEN PLATELET RICH PLASMA SUCCESS STORY SUBMISSIONS
Headaches Treated with PRP Therapy Solves Chronic Neck Pain Issues
“After suffering from daily migraine headaches for two years and bouncing from one neurologist to another, I finally agreed to ablation of the neck nerves. This helped some, but I was still suffering with too many headaches (waking up with them each a.m.) The last neurologist I went to (Dr. Carol Hendricks) referred me to Dr. Tait to consider PRP. I was skeptical and it took me awhile to make a phone call just to check the possibility of a consultation. Janet (front office) answered the phone and was so kind and answered all my questions with such concern, I really wanted to make an appointment after talking with her. Best decision I ever made. I have had 3 PRP procedures and it has changed so much for me. No longer waking up every a.m. with a headache, wondering if I would be able to function through the day or spend it in terrible pain and nausea, taking whatever drugs I could think of to help me get through the day……That has all changed. It is so wonderful to not have those headaches and pain! I do have an occasional headache, but nothing that can’t be handled with a couple of Tylenol……Big change from all the big gun drugs I was having to take just to function.
Dr. Jon Tait is the best and he has the best office staff ever. Immediate attention is paid to my every concern and I tend to be a very anxious person!
I highly recommend anyone suffering from unresolved pain in any part of your body to at least consider this procedure. I am thrilled with the results!”
~ Sandra Joy Van Hall
Patient Returns to Tennis and Pickleball Courts After 12 Weeks with PRP Therapy.
“After a year of not being able to compete in tennis and pickleball because of severe hip pain, and bouncing between Orthopedic and Neurology possible solutions, such as back surgery and hip replacement, Dr. Tait correctly identified the problem. After an MRI to specifically identify the exact problem area, the solution was two or three PRP injections, my own blood and non-invasive. After two injections and a twelve week internal regenerative healing process, I am back on the tennis and pickleball courts seven days a week. Thank you Dr. Tait.”
~ Jim Hefele
A Patient Expresses Gratitude Toward The Staff at Rejuv Medical Southwest
“Dr. Tait, Janet, and Dawn comprise the most personal, efficent, and state of the art medical team I have enjoyed working with. On top of that – they are a lot of fun! I bring the them a host of chronic and quite serious medical problems and I have been seeking alternatives to surgery for those problems. Dr. Tait is one of the very few forward thinking physicians who is courageous enough to step up and offer solutions to someone like me. I have seen him for two PRP treatments for my right knee and I am hopeful that I will not need replacement surgery if I continue under his care. I am grateful for not only his help but for the quality service I receive from Dawn and Janet as well. They give me great hope.”
~ Ron Williams
“It Went Further Than Just A PRP Treatment For Me,” A Patient Finds Even More Success Post-Care
“I find Dr. Tait to be a very competent Orthopedic physician. He is thorough in his diagnoses and offers effective treatment. He has treated me for elbow tendinosis and frozen shoulder, two tough conditions. I particularly like his patient email contacts informing me about issues and progress in the area of healthy living. I am also very impressed with the friendliness and proficiency of his office staff.”
~ Al Bolty
“Knowledgeable and Experienced… Staff is Friendly and Sharp.”
Dr. Tait has treated me with Prolotherapy for shoulder and elbow pain. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciate that he allows plenty of time during his appointments to thoroughly explain the injury and treatment and to answer questions. I highly recommend Dr. Tait’s functional medicine practice. His staff is friendly and sharp.
~ Carol Adams
Patient Experiences Noticable Improvement with PRP Therapy for Treatment of Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tears
“I am currently receiving PRP injections for my right shoulder rotator cuff and bicep tears. Dr. Tait and his helpful, friendly staff members, Dawn and Janet, have provided excellent, attentive and expert care. I highly recommend visiting Rejuv Medical Southwest if you are experiencing any joint pain and want alternatives to surgery. Dr.Tait offers cutting edge options to reduce pain and inflammation for any joint issues.”
~ Susan Gerstad
Another Happy Patient After PRP Treatments
Dr. Tait and his staff are very good at what they do. Dr. Tait’s approach to solving arthritis and other joint issues is very professional and progressive.
~ Tom Throne
WHAT OUR PATIENT’S ARE SAYING ON GOOGLE REVIEWS
I highly recommend Dr. Tait and his team. I've been struggling with chronic fatigue for the last 30 years and had pretty much given up any hope of help when a friend recommended Dr. Tait. I wanted to be hopeful, but I was afraid to be disappointed AGAIN. In any case, I made an appointment and was very impressed with Dr. Tait's professionalism and his understanding of how the body works, not from a big pharma perspective, but from a body systems perspective. I learned so much that I've not heard anywhere else. And I love that it's SCIENCE based medicine, which is very important to me. Dr. Tait is the first physician I've seen (and I've seen A LOT) who didn't say "huh, I have no idea." Seeing the nutritionist helped me make a food plan that works for me and specifically my body. I've been undergoing treatment for the last four months and I feel like I'm finally starting to turn the corner. My energy is returning and I'm able to do normal things like clean my house, cook meals, and exercise, which have been beyond my capabilities for so many years. I feel like I'm getting my life back! Very excited!! Thank you Dr. Tait and team!
Here I am, several years later, and I am still doing great! Dr. Tait also helped my husband who was having severe hip pain. We feel so fortunate to be patients of Dr. Tait. He and his staff are accessible, caring and efficient. We love that he stays on the cutting edge of medicine and eagerly shares what he learns with all of us. We highly recommend him and his staff and appreciate what they have done for us. My primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Tait because I was experiencing sciatica. He thoroughly assessed my problem and prioritized my needs. First....get rid of the pain via an epidural (which I was hesitant about) and then physical therapy and exercise to gain strength. That was over six months ago. I got immediate relief and still feel great even after golfing day in and day out. I realize that I may have to get another injection some day, but I would do it all again at the drop of a hat. Dr. Tait takes a personal interest in his patients, explains things thoroughly and I don't think you can find a finer doctor. I highly recommend him.
I was told about Dr. Tait by a friend who had great success from her experience. I went to see Dr. Tait because I was having a lot of pain in both of my shoulders. After having test done Dr. Tait diagnosed the problem as torn rotator cuff muscle in both shoulders and a torn bicep muscle in my left shoulder. We decided on the procedure of PRP. The results are wonderful. I would recommend this Dr. to anyone who is tired of the traditional (now much outdated) method for fixing this injury. Thanks to Dr. Tait & his staff Jeri
Dr. Tait is a true gift to the health and well-being of our Tucson community. I just completed his 21 day Detox Program and he was such an incredible guide throughout this entire program. Not only did he give us a tremendous amount of information and all of the fundamentals to live a healthy life, he was supportive, encouraging, and 100% accessible every step of the way. He cares about his patients in a way that is so unique in the healthcare industry. He welcomed questions and always responded in a timely manner any time you would email him; even if just to ask him a question about purchasing the best quality of product at a grocery store. His level of care is beyond exceptional. I came away from this program having lost weight, eliminated pain in 2 chronic areas, empowered with a tremendous amount of knowledge, and renewed excitement about the next chapter of my health and wellness journey. Even though the 21 day program ended, Dr. Tait has left the door open for group and individual connections with him to ensure we continue to be inspired to live lives in which we can be our best selves. A true testament to his innate passion for helping his patients live pain free, healthy lives. Thank you Dr. Tait!
77 year old female athlete recovering from injuries. When I started with Dr. Tait in the summer of 2019, I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I am a former runner and current hiker and exerciser. Years of misuse and one double back surgery had left me almost non-functional even though I had been pursuing physical and massage therapy, chiropractic care and nutritional support for years. The physical therapy I had prior to coming to Rejuv Medical Southwest had left me in pain after 16 sessions. The pain was located in my left sciatic joint with pain radiating down the back of my left leg. Dr. Tait and I decided on a treatment protocol that included one platelet rich plasma treatment and three exosome treatments in conjunction with physical therapy at a new location that Dr. Tait recommended. I began the PT two weeks after my first treatment. At home I began walking. At first, I could barely go for five minutes. Each day I added a bit more and after three months I am able to walk for three miles and I am back hiking with my friends of twenty years. We are usually on the trail for two to three hours. Now at three and ½ months post first-PRP treatment and 80% improvement I have just received another round of PRP injections to build on the initial improvement. I continue to pursue at-home physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care and a healthy diet. Very importantly, I am religious about my daily, morning stretching routine. It is not complicated, and I know that it will be a life-long practice if I want to remain functional. My dad lived to 101 ½ years. His encouragement was to always keep moving, which he did. Knowing that I may (God willing) have twenty to twenty-five more years in this body, I plan to keep it out of a wheel chair! My children will thank me! And I thank Dr. Tait for his expertise and caring. He is the real deal!
Went from a level 8 down to a level 1 in pain. Back to swimming, hiking poles, yoga-all the things I love. Caring, thoughtful, articulate staff!