Liberty Lake 2020: A Community Yearbook

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“Testaments in Wellness” (continued)


TREATMENT HELPS MAN AVOID SURGERY Mike suffered from knee pain off and on for several years, a condition that slowly worsened over time. He liked to remain active, but with every step he felt pain, which limited his activity. Slowly, the weight started coming on, which only compounded the pain. Seeking help from his orthopedic doctor, Mike was told he would need a knee replacement, one of the hardest and most painful surgeries to recover from. He could not afford six weeks off work to recover, and he knew too many friends who did not find relief from this surgery. Instead, Mike decided to try something new, a stem cell injection in the knee. At Healthy Living Liberty Lake, umbilical cord stem cells were injected in the knee, a 15-minute procedure. After just one

month, he noticed an improvement in pain, and at three months he was walking 3 miles a day and able to play tennis. The knee continued to improve over the next year, and he is now completely pain free with cartilage restored in the joint.

memories, it seems even longer. Here are two favorites.

Dr. Piñón


A 39-year-old from Newman Lake, “Mr. Johnson,” came into our office in early October with severe generalized decay on almost every remaining tooth in his mouth. He suffered extreme GI disorders which contributed to acid erosion of almost all his remaining teeth. He was in pain constantly and embarrassed PIÑÓN to even open his mouth, let alone smile.

It’s been less than a year since Dr. Rob Piñón and Dr. Owen Packard opened Lakeside Dental at 1612 N. Barker Road. Measured by the number patient stories and great

After the initial comprehensive exam, we came up with an extensive plan of action that would take several months to complete. He responded with tears as he wouldn’t have his mouth back to normal by the time of a special cruise he planned with his wife in December. Knowing how much pain he was in both physically and emotionally, I

Dr. Susan Ashley of Healthy Living Liberty Lake said patients like Mike are seen every day at the clinic, and their lives are restored through the use of stem cells. For more on Healthy Living Liberty Lake, visit and see ad on page 61.


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