A two part interview with Dr. Ronald Hanson

Dr. Ronald Hanson


Dr. Ronald W. Hanson

Dr Hanson is a Sports Medicine specialist with extensive experience performing regenerative medicine procedures. Dr Hanson lectures and trains physicians in the US and around the world to use musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound for regenerative orthopedic procedures. He is actively involved with sports medicine societies and the International Cellular Medicine Society to develop training programs, guidelines and curricula that promote excellence in both regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound.

Dr Hanson combines many approaches to guide a patient toward healing and restoring function. At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, this translates into using (and developing) the most advanced regenerative platelet and stem cell therapies in the US combined with improving structure, alignment, nerve function, stability and pain. He is also at the forefront nationally in developing minimally invasive nerve, tendon, ligament and bone spur removal procedures using MSK ultrasound.

Dr Hanson completed his training and practiced in Minnesota and Utah, where he had developed a sports, regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound practice before joining the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in early 2010. He is privileged to have the companionship of his wife, Jodi, and their daughters Aly and Madi. He enjoys all types of outdoor recreation, traveling, hiking, scuba diving and Scouting.

In addition, Dr. Hanson treated my husband’s torn meniscus. When the results of hubby’s MRI were available, the surgeon here recommended “trimming” the meniscus and mentioned that in all likelihood, he would need a knee replacement in three to four years. Though this seems to be the typical progression of events, it was unacceptable to my husband, who was a competitive senior softball player and had seen the results of  players who had knee replacements.

RunningHe saw Dr. Hanson on The Doctors (click for YouTube video) television program, and was interested in a second opinion. We were pleased to see that the main clinic was in our home state of Colorado, though it was a several hours drive. Thus began our personal experience with Dr. Hanson and the specialists at the Centeno-Schultz Clinc. They did not recommend either the trimming or the replacement, and after the prolo treatments, my husband is able to bend, hike, do lunges, and run without pain. Best of all, no surgery was needed.

Dr. Hanson, thanks for being with us today. What are the most common injuries you see at the clinic?

For general orthopedic conditions, we see all types of joint degeneration, tendon tears/tendonitis, ligament injuries, non-healing fractures, spinal degenerative conditions and nerve injuries. A few of the specific conditions include arthritis, meniscus tears, labrum tears, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, degenerated discs with or without sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, hip bursitis, runner’s knee, ankle sprains and ACL injuries. Basically, anything you’d see an orthopedic surgeon for other than severe trauma that requires surgical bone alignment & fixation.

What are the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures?

The Regenexx Procedures are a family of non-surgical stem cell and blood platelet treatments for common injuries and degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis. These stem cell procedures utilize a patient’s own stem cells or blood platelets to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.

Stem Cells HansonIf a person has had previous surgeries or injuries and still experiences pain, are they able to benefit from some of the clinic’s treatment options?

About ½ of our patients have had surgical intervention of different types, this does not preclude our ability to successfully intervene in the vast majority of cases. All physicians have a sound knowledge of injuries, orthopedic assessment, underlying causes of those injuries (there are many and this is very complex), the usual surgical interventions for them—and detrimental effects these interventions can have and strive to create an individualized treatment program for each patient. Ideally, that program not only addresses the current concerns, it also minimizes the chances for return of or migration of the problem to an new area by healing the underlying reasons a person was injured in the first place.

Dr. Hanson will be with us at a later date to talk about the recent study they did to see if optimizing hormone levels increased the availability of stem cells for repair and regeneration. Shannon Bock will talk about monitoring the bioidentical hormones used in the study.  Stay tuned.

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42 Responses to A two part interview with Dr. Ronald Hanson

  1. Sharon Miller April 13, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    I absolutely adore Dr. Hanson. He’s treated me for the past 18 months and I finally was supposed to talk about a new plan to treat my severe osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. I received a call last week to reschedule my upcoming appointment (4/14) because Dr. Hanson is no longer with Centeno schultz.

    They wouldn’t give me a new office number or any explanation. I’m heartbroken! He’s the most caring doctor and I want to continue as his patient.

    Do you have any information? Honestly, some guy I don’t know is supposed to inject my”bad” hip joints next week and I am feeling awful. I’ll probably cancel. I drove 1 hour each way because Dr. Hanson was tender, sensitive and understanding. He acknowledges my 24/7 pain and really worked hard at helping me. Most doctors dismiss me saying that I have painful conditions. He had me change my diet, told me what type of exercise to do and to avoid. He’d even ask how my kids were.

    Do you have info about where he’s going to be? If not, can you forward this to him so he can know how much I appreciate all he’s done for me. I’d be SO appreciative.

    Take Care!
    Sharon Kahn-Miller

    • Derinda Babcock April 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      Hi, Sharon. I don’t yet have any new information about where Dr. Hanson is or what he is doing, but I agree with you. He is a wonderful, caring doctor and very easy to talk to. We drove eight hours each way to see him. Hopefully, when he sends forwarding information, we’ll be able to make contact.

      We’ve also seen Dr. Ben Newton. He’s great, too. Very personable and caring. I’ll pass on your request, and we’ll see what happens.

      Best wishes,

    • Amy May 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

      Hi Sharon,
      Though we don’t know each other, I am in the same boat as you and was deeply saddened at the loss of Dr. Hanson from the clinic. I have an appointment scheduled with Dr. Newton, and I am hoping for the same care as Dr. Hanson but feel heavy hearted having to start this journey to better pain management with some one new. I hope you have had luck in getting the help you need. Pain is a horrible thing to experience, especially chronic pain and it is hard to find someone who understands that like Dr. Hanson did. I wish you the best on your journey to pain free living!
      Best wishes,

    • Derinda Babcock July 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi, you all. Good news! I heard from Dr. Hanson today.
      He said he is getting close to deciding where to go and will update us soon. He sends his thanks for your support, and promises to let us know. He said the emails I’ve been forwarding to him from patients helps him thrive and increases his motivation. Woohoo!

    • Lisa Bower April 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

      He and his family moved back to Minnesota, the Twin Cities, because he was, pardon my French, screwed out of a promised partnership. So they packed up and came home.

      • JPB April 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

        I just posted at bottom of page, but didn’ t see this post till I re-read all of them. It got out of date order somehow. That’s terrible! I knew something dirty was going on! I just knew it!! And here they are trying to sell their new doctors as replacements- saying Dr Pitt is so great when one of the people here says Dr Hanson’s work lasted 8 months on their daughter. Meanwhile, second round with Pitt and it only lasted 3 months?! The second injection should last even longer than the first, that’s how its supposed to work!! Pitt’s still green. I don’t know if they will ever really replace Hanson. They screwed up for greed! Or they are threatened by him. The place feels like a big boys club now anyways, far from a “world class professional” place they gloat about!

  2. Nancy May 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm #


    Have you been successful in contacting/locating Dr. Hanson yet?

    • Derinda Babcock May 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi, Nancy. I have not yet been successful in contacting Dr. Hanson. I hope to find out more when I return to the clinic in the fall if not before.

  3. Amy May 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    I also was seeing Dr. Hanson and called to schedule an appointment with him as well. I was so disappointed to hear he was no longer with Centeno-Schultz and wish I could have at least said goodbye and thank him for all of his help. He was very caring and understanding of my condition as well and I had the most improvement for my pain with his treatment. I have an appointment with Dr. Newton and am hoping to find a new advocate for my back pain in him, but will greatly miss Dr. Hanson. There is just no replacing him. If you do find any information about where he has gone or how to contact him I would be interested as well.
    Sharon, I feel your pain and loss with the situation and hope you have found someone who can help you with your pain. Pain is a miserable experience and it truly changes who you are. I am there with you in spirit. Take care of yourself and best wishes.
    Derinda, thank you for publishing this article and thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

  4. Derinda Babcock May 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    You’re welcome, Amy. I’m glad the article was helpful.

    My husband and I have been impressed with the care we received at the clinic. We’ve also seen Dr. Newton, and liked him a lot. He has been both helpful and kind. I wish you all the best. I’ll keep trying to make contact.


  5. Debbie May 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    I just called the clinic to make a follow up appointment with Dr Hanson and was surprised to learn of his departure. I would also appreciate any information as to where he is now. I had excellent care under him and my seriously deteriorated knees are so much better I’m out hiking again after 2 years off due to the pain. I had such confidence in Dr. Hanson, and he was very caring, please let me know if you find anything. I would like to thank him!

    I have also seen Dr. Newton and he is very kind and caring. He is willing to acknowledge when he needs to consult with the other doctors on a complicated case and he’s great at follow through.


  6. Derinda Babcock May 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    I sent a message to someone who knows him, and she forwarded my request for contact. I haven’t heard anything yet. I told Dr. H. how much people missed him, and asked him to post to this website when he felt ready to do so. Hope we hear from him soon.

  7. Nicole B June 25, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I am also a patient of Dr Hanson and am devastated that he is no longer at the clinic. He did much to help me increase mobility and decrease pain when no other doctors were able to help. I am devastated that he is gone especially because I have re-injured myself and was hoping to reach out to him for help. If anyone is able to get his contact information, I would certainly appreciate receiving that info.

    • Derinda Babcock June 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

      Nicole, I’m sorry to hear you have reinsured yourself. I have forwarded your request. When Dr. H. gives me his contact information to post, I will do so. Best wishes.

      • Derinda Babcock June 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

        Sorry, not reinsured, but reinsured 🙂

    • Arlene September 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

      I have just read all the good comments about Dr.Hanson. I live in the Twin Cities, and just saw Dr. Hanson a few days ago about stem cell injections on both of my knees. His new business is called Orthocure. It’s in Richfield, MN. The phone number was given to me as a recommendation from a doctor who did 4 treatments of prolozone on my knees. I also had prolotherapy (3 treatments) from another doctor in the area. The number for Dr. Hanson is 612-800-5096. I was very happy to hear all the good comments. I will probably have the stem-cell injections (not too excited about having an epidural though! Especially when I had both my children naturally with no anesthesia.

  8. Nina L. Wiggins July 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Has anyone heard anything of a location for Dr. Hanson yet?

    • Derinda Babcock July 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

      Not yet, Nina, but hoping I will hear by the end of the year.

  9. Sue July 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I am also looking for Dr. Hanson. He successfully treated my husband for migraines. We left Broomfield CO 2 years go and have yet to find someone who can control the migraines. After deciding to travel back to CO we find that Dr. Hanson has gone back to Minnesota. I found him listed at Family Convenience Care in Edina, MN but the phone number is no longer active. I also left a message with Regenex. They said they will forward my request for contact. I hope that we get a response. We are willing to travel to wherever he is currently practicing so if anyone is able to find the new contact information please share it.

  10. Derinda Babcock July 25, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    Dr. Hanson is a skilled doctor. I am impressed by his loyal following and by the wide range of conditions he has successfully treated. I’ll keep trying.

  11. Gwen Willadsen August 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I just found this website. I was devastated to learn that Dr. HANSON was no longer with the Centenno clinic 3 days after he completed my treatment. Please Sen d him my regards. I would love to hear where he settles. He did a very new experimental procedure on me and I am anxious to hear more about the results of that project when they are released and know if he will continue this procedure on bone cysts. Gwen

  12. E VB August 31, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    I too would love to re-connect with Dr. Hanson!! He did not inject me, but he was consulted with regards to using the ultra-sound and he was the one to accurately locate my injured ligament. Due to his expertise with ultra-sound I am now able to walk again – this has truly been a great gift. I am currently experiencing tremendous shoulder/chest and arm pain. I have had a great diagnostician here at home find a tear in my pec tendon – but he does not do any injection treatment. I would love to be able to contact Dr. Hanson as he seems to be the best at diagnosing, assessing, and injecting – along with his caring manner. Any updates with regards to where one might be able to find him would be appreciated. I live in Canada and have flown to both New York and Denver for treatments. I am willing to fly for his quality of care!

    • Derinda Babcock August 31, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      I have forwarded your request to Dr. H. He is getting his “ducks in order,” and will be letting us know within the next two months how he can be reached. Here is the link to the letter he wrote to all his patients. http://www.derindababcock.com/dr-hanson-regenerative-orthopedic-medicine/

      Best wishes. Derinda

      • LB August 31, 2014 at 11:44 am #

        Thank you!! I am not his patient, my daughter is. Two months cannot get here fast enough!! We are more then willing to travel if needed.

    • Wendy April 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      His at Britton Pain Clinic in St. Paul mN
      And also a Richfield office

  13. Sharon Figler September 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Hello Derinda, After 5 years of searching for a doctor who knew how to help me, I hit the jackpot! Dr. Hanson knew exactly what had happened to me. He has been so caring and thoughtful.
    In May of 2012, Dr. Hanson and I were interviewed by a local news station (channel 7 investigators) on the dangers of FLUOROQUINOLONE DRUGS, He also treated my husband Curt for a rotator cuff tear and an elbow tendon issue. Both were successful!
    The interview I spoke of is on Youtube. Search – Antibiotic’s Side effects Catch Patients By Surprise Then choose the Youtube/Channel 7 investigators This one has the full interview followed by several comments.
    Thanks! Sharon Figler

  14. Derinda Babcock September 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Hi, Sharon. Thanks for the information on these dangerous, tendon-damaging drugs. I am posting the link to the YouTube video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NSG1Z8TZ_A

  15. dona Rheumatoid September 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    excuse, that I interrupt you, I too would like to express the opinion hand arthritis Dona

    • Derinda Babcock September 24, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      Hi, Dona. I’m glad Dr. Hanson was able to help you get relief from the rheumatoid arthritis you have in your hand. Hopefully we’ll hear from him soon.

  16. Google September 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out some additional information.

    • Derinda Babcock September 24, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      I’m sorry, but I don’t know to which post you refer. If you want video information about the fluoroquinolone drugs, the only link I have was posted in my response to Sharon. If you are responding to Dona’s reference to relief from her arthritis, then I don’t. When Dr. Hanson makes contact, I’ll ask him if he knows of any videos about this. Thanks.

  17. Sue Dunn October 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    My husband and I were both patients of Dr. Hanson. We liked him very much and shared a love of dark chocolate! We wish him the best in his new endeavor. You are missed!
    Ray and Sue Dunn

    • Derinda Babcock October 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

      I’ll pass your note on to him. Hopefully, we’ll get his new information soon.

  18. Curt Clemenson December 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Wow – glad to see that I am not the only one missing Doctor Hanson. Please add me to the list to send his forwarding information when he is up and running. He treated my very, very damaged shoulder in the Caymans (twice) with stem cells. Wow – I will be 63 in a few weeks and have been in the gym for a little over two years with a trainer. I hope it doesn’t sound arrogant if I say that the young gym rats are in awe of what I can do now! I am just grateful to have my life back… Would love to get a little tune-up on both shoulders.

    • Derinda Babcock December 4, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      Hi, Curt. I will forward your note to Dr. Hanson. He told me that he will be ready to reveal his new location and contact information at the beginning of the new year. So glad to hear that you are doing well after the stem cell treatment. Using adult stem cells to regenerate tissue is fascinating. Best wishes.

      • Faye Seaberg January 26, 2015 at 11:16 am #

        I had the Regenexx-C procdure on both knees in November, 2013. I have been virtually pain free after years of constant, pain. I, also, would like to have contact with Dr. Hanson, as back and feet problems are progressing.

        Please send contact information when it is available.

        Thanks, Faye Seaberg, China, TX, USA

  19. JBP April 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    Looks like this is where he’s at:


    Doesn’t appear he’s w/Regenexx anymore or doing regenerative medicine, which is too bad.
    I think there must have been politics b/c Dr. Ben Newton has left the Colorado office now too…
    The few times I was at this clinic in the past year, they had gone through TONS of staff.
    Maybe Hanson and Newton got too good?!
    Just a compliment to throw their way….
    I hope Hanson’s future endevors work out for him! His talents will be missed and he is a loss of a “fine resource” in the regenerative industry in my opinion:)

  20. Derinda Babcock April 27, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Dear JPB:

    Dr. Hanson is irreplaceable. From all of the posts and private emails I received after the initial interview, it is clear to see that he has touched the lives of many people in a deep and lasting way.

    I can’t comment on why Dr. H. left Regenexx, because he hasn’t said anything, and most likely won’t, so all of my guesses are just conjecture, and not worth a lot. I’m assuming that the medical profession works much like the profession of education (I have 25 years in this field), and that whatever the reason was for his departure, he probably had to sign some kind of nondisclosure / non compete document.

    However, based on the latest information he asked me to post (see link below), it sounds like Dr. H. intends to be ready to practice soon in a new facility. Being able to create a clinical experience like none other will showcase Dr. Hanson’s creative side, and I’m very interested to see what this looks like. I think he will still be able to do PRP, prolo, and other therapies, so I’m not sure that he is out of regenerative medicine. Someone with his knowledge and skill will find a way to help patients regardless of certain limitations.


    Best wishes to you. Thanks for stopping by the site and caring enough to comment.

  21. Joan Wood March 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    thanks for the lnfo. we talked to the doc. and his wife for about a half hour. have alot of follow up yet. thanks Joan & Don

    • Derinda Babcock March 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

      My pleasure. Best wishes in your search for better health and a reduction in pain.

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