By the age of 20 I had bilateral shoulder replacements. A youth spent pitching, quarterbacking, and skateboarding caught up to me and my labrums tore. I was told surgery was the only treatment available. These unfortunate surgeries helped spark my interest in possible alternative treatments. I chose to study kinesiology, while fulfilling pre-medical requirements, at Indiana University in Bloomington but also have taken classes at IUPUI. I first heard about The Guyer Institute by knowing a few of Dr. Guyer’s patients having great results. I really wanted to get to know more about this unique practice and soon learned I could also receive class credit if I enrolled in an internship course. I began shadowing Dr. Guyer at the beginning of February and will complete my internship the end of April.
When I first began my undergraduate courses, I was unsure of what career path I would chose although I felt it was important to select an occupation that would enable me to help others. For me, my experience at The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine solidified my mission in life by learning about the conventional medical field in contrast to alternative and holistic medicine. I feel based on my experience here I will be able to change people’s lives for the better. I thoroughly enjoy science based medicine and seeing patients improve and succeed especially when conventional medicine has failed. A very important part of what I have learned here is that everyone is biochemically individual and a patient should not solely be assessed by levels based on textbooks but rather clinically of how they feel.
I have been doing my best to keep up with Dr. Guyer and the team to soak up as much information as I can. There is a plethora of information to uptake and withhold, despite having a great deal of school left to complete I can affirm my enthusiasm and drive will continue throughout my life beyond school. The Guyer institute has taught me the true Gold Standard in treating patients from the inside out, not simply patching symptoms with Band-Aids.
The most enjoyable and intriguing event I have experienced at The Guyer Institute was the adipose-derived stem cell therapy. Being on the cutting edge of medicine and being able to observe these treatments is an extremely exciting opportunity for a curious college student such as myself. Viewing this outpatient procedure gives me enormous hope that there are great strides being made in regenerative medicine within the United States. Given the opportunity to complete medical school I certainly look forward to providing such regenerative treatments as an alternative to cumbersome operations with long recovery times. Again, thank you to The Guyer Institute and to all the patients who allowed me to sit in on their appointments and continue to feed my passion for acquiring medical knowledge and application.