How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 64955
Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DrRussMD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

78 year old male. Have Parkinson's. Have had DBS on left

Customer Question

78 year old male. Have Parkinson's. Have had DBS on left side which contols tremor on right hand. Is there someplace, FDA approved, which accepts Medicare (have excellent supplement plan) that offers stem cell therapy?
George Dill
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.



There is not approved stem cell therapy for Parkinsons, and there are a lot of scams.

In the US, Medicare is not going to pay for anything posing as a legitamate stem cell therapy.

Stem cells for Parkinson's are still in the research stages in terms of mainstream science.

There is no therapy approved at this point in time.

OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.