Where is your office?
We are located on the 2nd floor inside the First Minnetonka City Bank building, 1.4 miles east of Interstate-494 on the corner of Hopkins Crossroads and Highway 7. There is an elevator in the lobby to access the 2nd floor.
Do you accept insurance or Medicare?
No. We do not accept insurance and Dr. Kramer is not a Medicare provider. Payment is expected at the time of the visit. Most health insurance policies do not currently cover treatment using Prolozone®, prolotherapy, regenerative biologics, or neural therapy. In some cases the cost for the initial evaluation (physician visit) may be reimbursable to you directly by insurance carriers, but this depends upon your policy.
How much does it cost?
The first physician evaluation to determine appropriate therapies for your condition ranges from $350 to $450. The cost of treatments varies by type of injection and is charged based on the number of areas treated:
- Prolozone® or Prolotherapy – $300 to $400 (per site treated)
- Neural Therapy – $200 (per site treated)
- Regenerative Biologics – $2,800 to $4,000 (one time treatment)
Please call to see if you are a candidate for evaluation.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will vary depending on age, the severity of the injury or disease and the overall health of the patient. The number of treatment sessions for Prolozone® or prolotherapy typically varies from 3 to 6 treatments. The usual time between treatments is 2 to 6 weeks. This allows time for the body to heal.
Neural Therapy treatments can be quite varied, but typically 2 to 6 treatments will be required for full and complete healing.
Regenerative biologics usually need only 1 treatment. Rarely, it could require 2 treatments.
What is in the injection solutions?
Prolozone® and prolotherapy solutions may contain dextrose, anesthetics such as procaine, vitamin B12, glucosamine, ozone, and other natural substances.
Regenerative biologics include human cell and tissue products from umbilical cord Wharton’s jelly.
Are there any risks or side effects?
There can be risks associated with any medical procedure or treatment. Dr. Kramer will evaluate your health history and review potential risks and side effects according to your unique needs. Patients with a known bleeding disorder or currently taking blood thinners may have some increased risk of bruising. Patients with allergies to local anesthetics such as procaine may need to discuss alternative solutions or techniques with Dr. Kramer.
How will the patient feel after treatment?
Frequently the treated areas may feel stronger immediately following treatment. It is common to experience some stiffness, soreness, swelling, or even increased pain after treatment, lasting usually less than a few days. Prolozone® typically involves fewer injections and less discomfort than prolotherapy. The body is doing all of the work, so the patient needs to do all that s/he can do to help it heal by eating healthy, exercising, and taking recommended supplements.