Lawrence W. Biel, MD, FACS, ABIM, ABIHM

Special Interests: Regenerative Medicine, Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Stem Cells, Prolozone, Ozone and Bio-Photonic Therapy, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement.

Dr. Biel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He treats patients with musculoskeletal pain involving joint, ligament, and tendon damage, and other chronic conditions including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic viral diseases
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis

“My goal is to continue to incorporate treatment modalities that are not generally available, in addition to utilizing standard traditional medical treatments. I use treatments that help the body heal itself using minimally-invasive means, thereby avoiding more invasive surgical procedures. These treatments help patients find relief from symptoms, maximize function, well-being, and quality of life. Patients who come to see me are interested in maximizing their health and performance, and want treatment that stimulates the body to work better and repair better.”

At Life Medical Dr. Biel’s current interests lie within many different areas, the first is Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (healing joints, ligaments and tendons and relieving musculoskeletal pain without surgery). He can often manage pain and help avoid surgeries by injecting substances that stimulate the body to do its own repairs. Patients come to him with the following musculoskeletal issues:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain (including rotator cuff)
  • Knee pain
  • Joint issues
  • Cartilage issues
  • Ankle pain
  • Hand pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow
  • Pain relating to degenerative arthritis
  • Ligament sprains and tears

He achieves this using the following treatment types:

  • Prolotherapy
  • Prolozone
  • Bioregenerative injections
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Stem Cells

Dr. Biel is also very involved in treatments for chronic pain and chronic conditions and to promote well-being and healing without surgery or other destructive procedures or drugs. These are the types of therapies he uses:

  • Perineural Injection Therapy (Neural Prolotherapy)
  • Percutaneous Neuroplasty
  • PDI Caudal
  • Ozone and Bio-Photonic Therapy Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy/Optimization

He also uses the following imaging modalities to visualize the problem and specifically direct the treatment to the exact area that needs healing:

  • Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Injections

With more than 25 years of experience in general and minimally-invasive surgery, Dr. Biel has a very broad range of experience spanning multiple medical specialties including all aspects of Internal Medicine and these areas of General Surgery:

  • Gallbladder
  • Colon and Small Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Hernia
  • Thyroid
  • Breast
  • Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Cancer
  • Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Medical Informatics

Dr. Biel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He also completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Biel has more than 25 years’ experience in general surgery, laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. Since 2012 he has been involved in Regenerative Injection Therapy and has completed four medical mission trips to Honduras and Guadalajara, Mexico with the prestigious Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation where he had extensive experience in treating patients with Prolotherapy. He has also undergone extensive training in Ozone and Bio-photonic therapy as well as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy/Optimization. Dr. Biel has also recently received board certification from the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.