For the second year in a row, DaVinci Med Spa is a proud sponsor of the National Gym Association Natural Fitness competition in Peoria, Illinois. These drug free athletes show case their dedication and hard work at keeping their physique the best it can be.
For many years now Dr AJ Cummings has been invited to attend the Illinois State Medical Society House of Delegates Meeting. Here, policy for the state society is developed and voted upon. Important issues are discussed and implemented which can have an impact on health care and access to health care in our state. This year’s convention was held this past weekend in Oak Brook.
DaVinci Med Spa offers light therapy as a modality or as an add on to procedures. According to WebMD in an article titled Testing Potential Uses for Light Therapy, “For instance, when longer wavelength or visibly “red” light hits the skin, it nudges mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouses) to make energy more efficiently and boost production of healing anti-inflammatories or disease-fighting antioxidants.”
Dr Cummings joined the American Medical Society in 1987. He has been active in organized medicine helping patients have easy access to care and to protect the doctor patient relationship.
Dr Cummings had the privilege of escorting ISMS President Dr Ramirez as he toured the health care facilities here in Peoria. Meetings included OSF Medical Center, Jump training center, Unity Point as well as Family House of Peoria. He was impressed with the high level of expert medical care and state of the art facilities.
Dr Cummings attends an educational event where some of the latest medications are discussed.
According to a recently published research paper by Timothy E. McAlindon, DM, MPH, et al, “Among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, intra-articular triamcinolone, compared with intra-articular saline, increased cartilage volume loss and had no effect on knee pain over 2 years.” This report was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in May of 2017. 140 patients with symptomatic arthritis were entered into the study. Half got a cortisone shot every 3 months while the other half got saline (placebo) shots in their knee. Those that got cortisone shots resulted in significantly greater cartilage volume loss than did saline patients. In other words they lost cartilage with steroid shots and did no better as far as pain.
Dr AJ Cummings has been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) instead of cortisone shots on his patients for years now.
Dr Cummings attends an educational dinner where pain management is discussed. Dr Anne Christopher presented an overview of treatment options. Specifically the medication Nucynta was discussed. It treats both chronic pain and neuropathic pain.
Dr A.J. Cummings attends the 2017 Illinois State Medical Society annual House of Delegates Meeting. Here he participated in educational and social events as well as developing health care policy for the State of Illinois.
Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP
Regenerative Medicine is a new frontier in health care. Dr A.J. Cummings is at the forefront in this field having lectured regionally on the topic and applying treatments on a regular basis. Here is is teaching a medical student on how platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used in both orthopedics and cosmetics.