Walking in the doors of Sandstone Health at one of their four chiropractic locations, their family medicine office or their neurofeedback location feels like you are walking into the warm, welcoming home of a family member. If that family member offered state-of-the-art health care. Which is exactly what Dr. Tony DeRamus had in mind when he first established Sandstone in Montgomery, Texas in 2009.
“When I began in Montgomery, I knew I needed to have a clear mission as to why I was doing what I was doing. That mission was and still is to educate and take care of the doctors in our profession while providing the best care possible for our communities,” he says. “At the end of the day, it’s all about the people.”
The Sandstone Philosophy
What started as a chiropractic practice, treating people with pain, stiffness and limited range of motion has become one of the fastest growing medical practices in the area. The reason for their success? Dr. Tony’s philosophy that the patient must be an active and willing participant in their health and recovery. Rather than bullying patients into treatment plans that may not work for them, Sandstone strives to provide the best possible care recommendations, and then allow the patient to choose the type of care they wish to receive. With an eye toward creating lasting relationships with patients who are committed to regaining their health, Sandstone believes the only way a patient is successful is if they are a partner in the process. This philosophy has paid off as patients who listen and take action on the recommendations made by one of Sandstone’s providers experience the best results.
As patients flocked to Sandstone for chiropractic care, Dr. Tony began to understand that he was doing more than treating people, he was revolutionizing the way they participated in their health care. Yet, there was still a void in the way most people experienced medicine with their family practitioners.
Enter Sandstone Family Medicine
“Opening a family medicine practice was something that was important that I knew I needed to do for our community,” Dr. Tony shared. “I felt that the need was growing for more family practices that provided the same quality of care that we provide in our chiropractic practices. I knew we would also be able to provide the community with a high-quality solution to their family’s healthcare.”
The introduction of Sandstone Family Medicine brought with it a flood of patients who were eager and ready to experience health care not as just a patient, but as a partner. Emphasizing preventative and functional medicine, Sandstone Family Medicine’s team of specialists work to reveal the underlying causes of a patient’s concerns to help them regain their health without dangerous opioid medications or unnecessary antibiotics.
At the Forefront of Technology
That’s not to say Sandstone has abandoned their original goal – to help people recover from injuries, surgery or painful conditions with cutting-edge therapies. Technology continues to push the boundaries of medicine as Sandstone has added Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), Decompression Therapy, Cryofos (Spot Cryotherapy), and Rapid Release Technology (RRT) to their offerings. Yet any professional at Sandstone Health will tell you that technology is only as effective as the practitioners who use it. Combining their technological edge with the latest chiropractic techniques and rehabilitation protocols, Sandstone practitioners believe that every therapy must be rooted in human connection to be its most effective.
Something Different for Pain
With the opioid crisis looming large over the country, people who experience pain are looking for alternatives to prescription pain relievers. Many have found not only relief but also a return to function within the walls of Sandstone Health. Most recently, Sandstone has introduced a proprietary Joint Rejuvenation Program, helping patients with osteoarthritis, ligament and tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, and overuse injuries make incredible recoveries. This series of procedures work to repair areas that just a short time ago would have taken surgical repair or prolonged recovery times to heal. Minimally invasive and requiring no anesthesia, no narcotic pain medications, and no prolonged recovery times, the Joint Rejuvenation Program represents Sandstone’s continued commitment to staying on the cutting edge.
Something Different for the Brain
For over 40 years the accepted treatment for neurological symptoms has been the use of medications. However, the disadvantages to medicating the brain are becoming more widely known. Side effects are common, and stopping the medication often results in a return of the symptoms. When Dr. DeRamus was introduced to neurofeedback several years ago, he knew it would eventually become a new division of Sandstone Health.
This new field, called Neurofeedback, is yielding positive results for many people with debilitating neurological symptoms. Neurofeedback has been shown to be incredibly powerful when done right with a trained professional. There are many case studies of people who have changed their lives for the better using neurofeedback. Research has shown people of all ages see dramatic improvement in ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Brain Injury, Migraines, Seizures, Chronic Pain, Addiction and more.
The Sandstone Center for Neurofeedback opened its doors in July of 2018 in The Woodlands and has already attracted patients from as far as Saudi Arabia to experience the benefits of neurofeedback.
After all of this success, it would be easy for Dr. Tony to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labors. Instead, he is determined to bring the Sandstone Health experience to as many people as possible. Sandstone Family Medicine will be joining the Woodforest area summer of 2019 with a new state-of-the-art location at 795 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Suite 270. Find out more at sandstonehealth.com.