Harry Adelson, N.D.

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 1.08.05 PMDr. Adelson began his training in regenerative injection therapy (prolotherapy) in 1998 while in his final year at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon after having been cured of a rock-climbing injury with prolotherapy. During his residency program in Integrative Medicine at the Yale/Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, he volunteered after hours in a large homeless shelter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, providing regenerative injection therapies to the medically underserved while gaining valuable experience. He opened Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and from day one, his practice has been 100% regenerative injection therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. In 2006 he incorporated platelet rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injection into his armamentarium, in 2010, bone marrow aspirate concentrate and adipose-derived stem cellls, and in 2013, fluoroscopic-guided injection (motion X-ray).

Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed over 4,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced in the world with use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions.

Where did Dr. Adelson learn to inject?

In 1995 and while in naturopathic school, Dr. Adelson was cured of a rock-climbing injury with RIT/Prolotherapy by the since deceased and very much missed Rick Marinelli, N.D.. He decided from that experience that he would devote himself to Regenerative Pain Medicine. He underwent training in RIT/prolotherapy from the American Association of Orthopeadic Medicine, the American Academy of Musculoskeletal Medicine, the American Academy of Osteopathy, and from his mentors, the late Rick Marinelli, N.D. and the late Richard Bachrach, D.O.. During his years in Connecticut in 2000 – 2002, he volunteered after working hours in a large homeless shelter in Bridgeport offering RIT/Prolotherapy to its residents. In addition to providing Regenerative Pain Medicine to those living in pain that could otherwise not afford these services, this allowed him to perform several hundred RIT/Prolotherapy procedures before he opened the doors of Docere Clinics in 2002. Since that time he has treated thousands of patients and performed over ten thousand procedures.

Where did Dr. Adelson learn to prepare Autologous Stem Cells?

In February of 2010, Dr. Adelson visited the clinic of orthopedic surgeon and leader in the field of clinical stem cell medicine, Joseph Purita, M.D. in Boca Raton, Florida to learn regenerative cell therapy for musculoskeletal pain conditions. Upon return to Docere Clinics, Dr. Adelson began utilizing these therapies right away and has enjoyed years of successfully helping people with these elegant and safe modalities. Dr. Adelson has also visited the clinic of cosmetic surgeon and pioneer in adipose-derived regenerative cell medicine, Robert Alexander, MD to have his lipoaspiration technique critiqued and improved upon.

What is an N.D.?

Dr. Adelson is a Naturopathic Physician. After a receiving a bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, he underwent a four-year N.D. program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. This was followed by a one year residency in Integrative Medicine at the Yale/Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut under the direction of David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. and then an additional year as clinical faculty at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, before opening Docere Clinics. He holds licenses to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Utah and Arizona, and he is licensed with the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Utah and Arizona grant NDs broad scopes of practice and Dr. Adelson is authorized to perform the therapies described on these pages.

What does Ross Hauser, M.D. think of Dr. Adelson’s Work?

Dr. Adelson is one of the most talented and innovative teachers I have come across. His knowledge of anatomy and the use of regenerative cell therapy is extraordinary. I have worked and studied with him on several occasions and been grateful for his sharing his knowledge with me. He is one of the true experts on regenerative cell therapies and is at the forefront of this technology. Every time I am with him I learn something new! I believe we will all benefit from the innovative approach Dr. Adelson has toward healing the human body! I consider him one of the most gifted doctors in the United States!

Ross A. Hauser, MD
Medical Director, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Prolotherapy

Publications

Presentations

  • Stem Cell Therapy; the Here, Now, and How“, Bulletproof Conference, Pasadena, California, September 24th, 2016
  • Stem Cell Therapy; the Here, Now, and How“, TEDx Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 16th, 2016
  • “Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Versus Stromal Vascular Fraction for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Knee Arthritis”, American Academy of Pain Management, Washington, D.C., September 18th, 2015
  • “Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Versus Stromal Vascular Fraction for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Knee Arthritis”, The Orthobiologic Institute, Las Vegas, NV, June 13, 2015
  • “Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Versus Stromal Vascular Fraction for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Knee Arthritis”, The Academy for Regenerative Practices, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 6th, 2015
  • “Bone Marrow and Adipose Derived Autologous Stem Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain”, American Academy of Pain Management, Phoenix, AZ, September 20th, 2014
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 17th, 2010
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Bali, Indonesia, October 9th, 2010
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 16th, 2009
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Orlando, Florida, May 30th, 2009
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dubai, U.A.E., November 8th, 2008
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, American Academy of Pain Management, Nashville, Tennessee, September 11th, 2008
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 15th, 2007
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy with the use of Platelet Rich Plasma”, Chinese Association for the Study of Pain, Taipei, Taiwan, March 17, 2007
  • “Naturopathic Injection Therapies” Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, Chengdu, China, April 15, 2006
  • “Regenerative Injection Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain”, French Society of Mesotherapy, Paris, France, November 26, 2005
  • “Mesotherapy for the Treatment of Pain” American Academy of Pain Management, San Diego, California, September 24th, 2005
  • “Mesotherapy in Sports and Pain Medicine”, International Association of Mesotherapy, Paris, France, October 26th, 2004
  • “Mesotherapy in Sports and Pain Medicine”, International Association of Mesotherapy, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 14-17, 2004
  • “Naturopathic Injection Therapies” American Academy of Pain Management, San Antonio, Texas, September 11th 2004