The Physicians at Regenerate Wellness believe in treating patients as individuals with treatment tailored specifically to each person. Our unique approach to medicine sees each patient as a whole person and not just a disease or ailment. We believe that it is important to treat the source of the disease through a multi-disciplinary approach which includes Stem Cell therapy (cell-based therapy), diet, lifestyle, exercise, chiropractic care, hormone replacement and peptide therapy, vitamin supplementation and thyroid management. We believe that the power that made the body can heal the body and it is our goal to provide healing and support through both natural and scientific means.
With over 30 years combined experience in cell-based therapy and chiropractic medicine care and over 30,000 patients treated, our medical staff has refined and revolutionized cell-based therapy through outside-the-box thinking. This has allowed our patients to experience effective, long-lasting results. Our patient-first focus, holistic approach, and innovative techniques make our therapies unique in the industry and has resulted in better outcomes for our patients as a whole. We will serve all of our patients with only the best in regenerative medicine, and work with you to ensure a long-term improvement in the quality of your life. If your condition is making it difficult to enjoy the life that you want, and you want to be treated with as little interruption to your routine as possible, we are here for you.
We have a passion & commitment to our patients because we know degenerative joint pain and the impact it has onbeing able to do simple activities and essential functions in your life. Dr. Michael Cohen, lead physician and educator, experienced a meniscal removal during a wrestling injury. His knees were diagnosed as arthritic and bone-on-bone with multiple meniscal tears.Over the next 33 years, he suffered consistent pain and immobility in his knees, and he was recommended knee replacements. On a family trip to the Grand Canyon, he was not able to hike down or up the canyon with his kids. His journey into Regenerative stem-based therapy started from there, and he learned of an effective non-surgical solution – Regenerative stem cell-based therapy. He flew to Texas, had the stem cell-based therapy applied on his knees and in 3 three weeks, his knees were 95% better. On his next family trip, he hiked the Mt. Rainier trails, climbed the mountain, and rock climbed with his kids. Having had this life-changingexperience with stem cell-based therapy, he wanted to be able to provide this same opportunity to his patients and the South Florida community who chooseto avoid surgery and seek an alternative therapy for chronic and severe joint pain.That is why we are here to help you.
David J. Blyweiss, MD began his medical career as a clinical pharmacist in South Florida prior to earning his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1982. This dual background allowed him to appreciate the relevance of conventional pharmaceutical/surgical based treatments in acute medical conditions, but also to recognize where these approaches fell short in treating the vast majority of patients who suffered from the chronic degenerative diseases of “western civilization origin”.
Over the last twenty years, with the nutritional medical knowledge base expanding in the fields of nutrigenomics, proteomics and other related “orthomolecular” disciplines directed towards patients’ biochemical individuality, Dr. Blyweiss became an early adherent, experienced practitioner and now teacher of what would become known as “functional medicine”. Dr. Blyweiss has used this matrix of systems biology to effectively manage and alleviate the symptoms related to the most “difficult-to-treat” conditions by addressing the underlying causes, helping to guide the body to heal itself.
In association with Humana Medical Plans, as an affiliated provider, Dr. Blyweiss also served as member of, and subsequent chairman of, the Quality Assurance Committee and Physician Credentialing Committee from 1985 – 1990. He is adjunct faculty at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine helping to train both future and practicing physicians in “functional medicine” . He is both a local authority and international speaker on a multitude of important medical subjects with a functional medicine approach.
Dr. Blyweiss was one of three researchers doing the early work on chlorhexidine (phisohex, hibiclens) while earning his first post graduate degree at Temple University School of Pharmacy. During medical school he worked with the World Health Organization in vaccinating children in the island nation of Grenada. He was a team member of the physician relief program in Kendall, Florida after Hurricane Andrew in 1994.
He has traveled the world, most recently to Gabon and Croatia working closely with teams of specialists to identify new plant life and natural products for possible human benefit. He has consulted for and created state-of-the -art nutritional supplements for multiple nutritional companies since 1999. He helped form Eden Laboratories Ltd. doing regenerative medicine research in Belize, CA. He is currently in private practice in South Florida where he resides with his family.
Marisa Kooima is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner with over 15 years of health care experience. She has been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse for the last 9 years. She has a very extensive background including Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Cardiovascular/endovascular surgery and regenerative medicine, PRP, IV nutritional therapy and facial aesthetics. She is also a huge advocate for overall health, wellness and nutrition. She is an NPC athlete who currently competes in the bikini division and will be competing for her IFBB pro card in 2019. Marisa is not only dedicated to her overall health but the overall health of her patients and treats each and every one as the unique individual that they are. She believes that a healthy outside starts from a healthy inside.
Rebecca Rivera is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience. She has been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse for the last 5 years specializing in critical care medicine, regenerative medicine, PRP, and IV nutritional therapy. She believes in a compassionate, holistic approach to the health and wellness of her patients.
Graduating Cum Laude from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Medicine, Dr. Cohen has been a Chiropractic physician for more than 30 years. With previous private practices in New York, North Carolina, California, Connecticut and Florida, he continues to provide optimal patient care for patients in South Florida. Dr. Cohen has served the South Florida community for the past 20 years and continues to do so with commitment, top-quality care, and innovative treatments for his patients. With two specialized practices, Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care as well as Regenerative Medical therapy, he is able to offer his patients a comprehensive approach to joint pain treatment and management. As the Regenerative Wellness lead educator, Dr. Cohen supports your journey from stem cell-based therapy consultations to post-treatment follow-ups so we can guide your progress.