Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as arthritis) is one of the most common orthopedic conditions. If you are experiencing arthritis, you already understand the pain and discomfort involved and how it can negatively impact your quality of life and enjoyment of daily activities.
Historically, many patients over 40 with pain due to osteoarthritis have been advised to try physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), or other injections that can be harmful to the long-term health of the joint. In many cases, surgery or joint replacement is often recommended.
The patients we treat for arthritis pain benefit from:
Contact us today for an evaluation of your condition, or a second opinion. We’ve helped many active patients avoid or postpone joint replacement surgery by reducing joint pain and improving joint function.
Dr. Mairin Jerome is a physiatrist with subspecialty fellowship training in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine. Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Jerome obtained her undergraduate degree in studio art with a focus on sculpture from Brown University. Following college, she completed a two-year commitment with Teach for America. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, during which she pursued an additional year-long student fellowship in anatomic pathology and researched the effects of stretching on connective tissue cellular morphology. She completed her physiatry residency at Emory University, where she gained extensive experience in general physiatry, image-guided procedural interventions, and regenerative medicine. At Emory, Dr. Jerome served as Chief Resident, received an award for her research, and for three consecutive years was awarded ‘Resident of the Year.’
Dr. Jerome completed her fellowship in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in 2020. She then served as an attending physician and Medical Director at the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) in New York City. She was fortunate to return to Centeno-Schultz in 2022, where she further honed her skills in complex spine and joint procedures, in addition to developing treatment protocols for pelvic pain. Dr. Jerome is thrilled to join the talented team at Regenexx Des Moines.
Outside of work, Dr. Jerome enjoys spending time with her dog, Oliver, practicing Ashtanga yoga, and spending as much time as possible outdoors
Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine
Dr. Bergum has been practicing interventional orthopedics for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. His residency training was at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine – Rochester, MN in Family Medicine, and his fellowship training in Sports Medicine was at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He has extensive training in the field of Regenerative Medicine and image-guided musculoskeletal injections through groups such as the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and has ANSI accredited Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification. He has done additional training at the world-renowned Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Colorado and is certified by both the IOF and Regenexx to perform advanced-level injections throughout the body, including the spine.
Orthobiologic injections allow us to help the body repair areas of musculoskeletal degeneration and injury without the use of (and associated cell damage from) corticosteroids, with the goal of regaining function, decreasing pain, and avoiding surgery. I take the time to let my patients tell me their whole story, including their goals and challenges, and perform a thorough musculoskeletal exam. I take a whole-body, holistic approach to my patients, and work with my patients to get them “back into their game”.
Areas treated: Foot & Ankle, Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Knee, Hip, Shoulder
6151 Thornton Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321