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Orthobiologics Basics


  Our Procedures

Dr. Centeno explains when and for what patients Centeno-Schultz Clinic uses cultured stem cells.




Our goal is to provide the best, least invasive care we can, and, most of the time – when it comes to the spine, it does not involve stem cells. Dr. Centeno explains:
Dr. Centeno explains our approach to treating Degenerative Disc Disease.


My doctor said an x-ray was good enough…..typically this is not the case. At Centeno Schultz we treat the entire functional unit, meaning not only the bones but also the tendons and ligaments. Therefore, we use additional imaging like MRI and ultrasound to ensure our patients get the most precise and complete treatments.
Normal doses of steroids can cause severe damage. That’s why we use a nanogram dose. Dr. Centeno explains:

New Patients

  New Patient Evaluation (NPE)

The doctors at the Centeno Schultz Clinic perform a SANS evaluation of every patient. A SANS evaluation looks at you as a whole person, examining your stability, symmetry, how nerves may contribute to pain, and your joints and articulation. Many orthopedic conditions are interconnected. Unlike other orthopedic specialists that often see 6+ patients an hour, our comprehensive 60 minute SANS evaluation can identifiy the interconnected issues, get to the real cause of your pain and help you find relief!
Based on 15 years of experience and extensive patient registry data, the doctors at Centeno Schultz provide every patient with a candidate rating of good, fair or poor. Other regenerative medicine clnics dont have the experiece or data to do this. Our higest priority is determining if this is right for YOU, our patient.
While Regenexx Clinics are established throughout the nation, many individuals still travel to seek the inventors of these treatments. At Centeno-Schultz, we offer a telephone review to go over images you have, go over your medical history, and review your symptoms and function of that area. For those traveling from a distance, this is a great way to find out if our treatment is a good fit for you and YOUR condition.
This is on a case-by-case basis and although we have before, it would be at the advice of the doctor to treat more than one area. One of the many things that set Regenexx procedures apart from all other stem cell therapy being offered is dosage; to ensure the best possible outcome the doctor takes many factors into consideration, including your stem cell count.

One of the major benefits of telemedicine evaluations is that you have a chance to work with the world’s leading Interventional Orthobiologics doctors from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.


Telemedicine evaluations have eligibility to be submitted to insurance. If you are working with a carrier, and want to see if you have eligibility, please send over you’re a copy of the front and back of your insurance card; we will verify for you. Please provide Date of Birth.

If you happen to have an insurance that doesn’t have eligibility, the Telemedicine Evaluation fees are:

$200 – Dr. John Pitts; Dr. Jason Markle; Dr. Matthew Hyzy

$275 – Dr. Christopher J. Centeno; Dr. John Schultz

About our doctors: https://centenoschultz.com/our-staff/

Some instruction for navigating the Regenexx Telemedicine Portal

Link –> https://telehealth.regenexx.com/

1. When you click the link, you will come to a page that says “Consult With A Regenexx Doctor Online.”

2. Please click on: “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.”

3. Once you have registered as a new patient, you will be asked the select doctor, please Select: The Centeno-Schultz Clinic.

4. From there, you will be asked to select body area for exam.

5. You will be given the Medical History Form, Video and Self-evaluation form that follows along with the video. These videos/forms where made by Dr. Centeno to help you/us understand your unique Orthopedic condition.

6. Once you are finished, please send all documentation to your appointed Regenerative Medicine Consultant.

  • Wear loose fitting clothes if possible.
  • Expect to spend between 1-2 hours in the clinic for your evaluation.
  • You MUST have a written referral from your treating doctor.
  • If you are part of an HMO or an insurance plan that requires prior authorization to see a specialist, it is your responsibility to get this authorization prior to your first visit.
  • We do not accept referrals from attorneys or participate in medical-legal examinations. We only testify in court on patients we have treated.
  • We do not perform IME examinations for the purposes of court or the legal system.
  • We do not see patients for the purposes of prescribing narcotic medications. While we do rarely use these medications only with patients who are resistant to other treatments, we believe that these medications are only an adjunct to other non-medication based forms of treatment.

This information is subject to change, so please consult with the intake coordinator when you schedule your appointment.

Group Health Coverage:
Aetna /Cofinity
BCBS- In and out of network
Cigna /Great West
First Health Plan – PPO
Humana – PPO/POS
Kaiser –PPO only
United Healthcare

General Insurance Information:
We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Any patients with an HMO inside the state of Colorado must have prior authorization to be seen. Patients without authorization will not be scheduled until visits are approved. If your insurance is not one we accept, you may pay for care at the time of service and request a statement that you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Additionally, The Regenexx Procedure and some of our other treatments are not covered by insurances. Please check with your insurance group, or call our clinic for more information.

Most patients can fly in and out in 1-2 days. There are times that we recommend longer stays of 2-3 days or even as long as 5 days, so please ask your clinic contact how many days is recommended for your stay.

Hyatt House – Boulder/Broomfield

RATES start at $124*/Night (Studio Suite or One-Bedroom Suite for 1-4 nights of stay, longer stays, less you pay!)

Larger room rates start at $134/Night.

*Rates will be slightly higher during HIGH SEASON from May through October

Call the front desk at 720-890-4811 for the SUITE discounts for Regenexx based on the number of nights you stay.


  • Full Suites offerings of Studio or One-Bedroom styles with fully furnished; full sized kitchens
  • Free internet, wired and wireless
  • Full Breakfast Buffet Daily with four hot entree’s that rotate so our hot breakfast offerings are different for our guests’ each morning!
  • Evening Social (Mon. – Thurs. evenings 5: 30 – 7 p.m.) offering free beer, free wine and light supper fare
  • 24 Hr. fitness Center – State of the Art Equipment
  • Guest Coin-Op Laundry
  • Guest Market for groceries, snacks, sandwiches, salads, toiletries
  • Business Center – State of the Art Equipment
  • Local Shuttle (complimentary) Mon – Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Beautiful Outdoor Pool with Pool House
  • Covered Outdoor Pavilion located beside our Outdoor swimming pool that houses two large Gas Grills for individual Guest’s use and Meeting Event/Catered Cook-outs
  • Close access to Flatiron’s Crossing, just north of Hwy 36 to Denver/Boulder

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Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel

RATES: Regenexx/Centeno-Schultz Patients are quoted at $174/night; use online booking code “9VE” when reserving online or just mention Centeno-Schultz if booking via phone or in person *prices may increase during high season (May-Oct)

  • Complimentary Shuttle Service To and From the Clinic, from 7am to 9pm  (if transportation is required outside of these hours, please contact hotel prior to arrival)
  • Ability to Earn Marriott Rewards
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary Access to our Health Club
  • Late Check-out upon Request
  • Room Service, Full Service Restaurant, and Starbucks On-Site
  • Phone Reservations at 1-888-825-3167 and request the Centeno-Schultz rate at the time of reservation.

Omni Hotel

The four-diamond Omni Interlocken Resort offers a discounted rate for Regenexx customers. Hotel highlights include 390 guest rooms and suites, championship golf course, full-service spa, two heated indoor pools, wireless high-speed internet access, and more. To make reservations, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and be sure to say you are a Centeno-Schultz Clinic or Regenexx customer.

Omni Hotels and Resorts Select Guest Loyalty Program  provides elite level of attention and ensures that each stay is tailored to every preference for the ultimate guest experience. The value of membership is $50 of saving per night and provides the ability to earn free nights to complimentary Wi-Fi, pressing service and morning beverage delivery. Membership is complimentary.

Aloft Broomfield Denver

Breeze into one of our Aloft rooms, featuring our ultra-comfortable signature bed, an oversized showerhead, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa, and more. Our plug & play connectivity station charges all your electronics and links to the 42″ LCD TV to maximize work and play. Click here to book online, or call 303-635-2000 and mention you are a Regenexx patient to receive exclusive rates from $129 per night.

Westin Westminister

For discounted room rates speak to Ashley Hiller 303.410.5023  tell her that you are a Centeno-Schultz Clinic or Regenexx patient and she can book the reservation locally at a discounted rate of $169 p/night (normally $289-$329).

Courtyard by Marriott

Newly Renovated Hotel!  Enjoy our beautifully renovated lobby and sleeping rooms for a modern and relaxing environment.  Discounted rate offered for Regenexx guest at $109/night.  For reservations, call 303-604-0007 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denls-courtyard-boulder-louisville/?corporateCode=RX3&toDate=&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=&app=resvlink

Residence Inn by Marriott

Discounted rate for Regenexx based upon length of stay starting at $119/night.  Residence Inn by Marriott is an all suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens for a welcoming environment becoming your home away from home.  Rate includes; hot breakfast buffet, wireless internet and evening social hour 2-3 times a week.  Complimentary grocery delivery service available all days of the week.  For reservations, call 303-665-2661 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vborl-residence-inn-boulder-louisville/?corporateCode=RX3&toDate=&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=&app=resvlink

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boulder Broomfield

RATES: Regenexx/ Centeno-Schultz Patients are quoted at $122/night *longer stays=cheaper rates! *prices may increase during high season (May-Oct)


  • Full Suites offerings of Studio, One or Two Bedroom styles with fully equipped kitchens
  • Free internet, wired and wireless
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • 24 Hr. fitness Center — State of the Art Equipment
  • Guest Coin-Op Laundry
  • 24 Hour In a Pinch Market
  • Business Center
  • Local Shuttle (complimentary) Mon — Friday
  • Beautiful Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Grill Patio located beside our Outdoor swimming pool that houses a large Weber Gas Grill for individual Guest’s use and Cook-outs
  • Close access to Flatiron’s Crossing, just north of Hwy 36 to Denver/Boulder

The Hilltop Inn & Suites

The Hilltop Inn & Suites, a British style country inn, offers Regenexx patients discounted rates for a King Mini-Suite or our Double Bedded Mini-Suites.
We are a family operated full service inn just a short distance from the clinic. Rest assured that you will have the quietest nights sleep in all of Denver/Boulder metroplex. We are away from all noises but close to all your needs.

All our rooms include free high-speed Internet (wifi) , cozy gas fireplaces, a kitchenette, DirecTV and free movies, a delicious complimentary full-size breakfast as well as snacks and coffee. You can also join us in our acclaimed Wildflowers Restaurant for lunch and dinner (that can cater to your dietary needs). Or in The Burns Pub & Game room, and enjoy the amazing 100 mile views of downtown Denver and as far as Pikes Peak to our south. We are proud of the Honalee Spa on site that offers a variety of different massages and healing modalities. We are able to offer shuttle service to and from the clinic with advanced notice. Please call 303-469-3900 to book your reservation and mention Regenexx to get the discount.


Centeno Schultz clinic focuses on providing the right, least invasive and most cost-effective procedure to help you find relief. More often than not, a platelet-based procedure could help you.
Because of the wide range of conditions we treat here at Centeno-Schultz Clinic, it is hard to speak to what recovery looks like in sum total. However, we often characterize recovery with this description: “activity-tolerated.” Dr. Centeno explains:
The Centeno Schultz clinic has treated more patients with bone marrow concentrate and PRP than any other clinic in the world. You can find patient stories on our Website, in our blog and in our Facebook group. You can also ask at the clinic for a list of patients with similar conditions to you.



  Additional Treatment

The short answer is yes, but there is more to be said about what that looks like. Physical therapy post-Regenexx procedure and physical therapy post-surgery are very different. Dr. Centeno explains the difference:

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