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Innova Healthcare was founded by Richard M. Wolkowitz M.D. in 2016 through his passion for healing and extensive experience in pain management. Through his continued education in the field and staying on the forefront of technology, Dr. Wolkowitz has helped his patients experience the power of cellular therapy and the body's biological capacity to renew from within. The word 'Innova' is latin for "renew". 


Dr. Wolkowitz became interested in and started performing stem cell therapies a little more than 5 years ago when he realized the potential for this evolving technology. Though it is a newer therapy, he has seen amazing results treating injuries that would have previously required surgery. 


Stem cell therapy is minimally invasive, safe and effective. It provides a definite benefit over more invasive surgical procedures. It is also superior to repeated steroid injections for chronic injuries and arthritis. While steroids can palliate injured conditions, stem cells can heal those injuries. 


If you're interested in pursuing stem cell therapy, or would like more information, we would be glad to schedule you for an appointment. 

Other specialists told me that I would need a knee replacement. Dr. Wolkowitz told me I was a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. I was finally able to find long lasting relief from my knee pain.
— Mat, age 36, knee injury
Dr. Wolkowitz

Meet DR. RIC


Dr. Wolkowitz received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he also performed an internship and a residency. Dr. Wolkowitz currently practices at the Columbia Interventional Pain Center, where he specializes in in innovative treatments of degenerative disorders and acute injuries. He has previously worked as a staff anesthesiologist, a pain clinic director, and a consultant in cardiovascular anesthesia and pain management. In addition, he has been invoived in clinical research for treatment of chrinic and acute painful conditions. Dr. Wolkowitz has teaching experience in the medical field and has lectured at various symposia. He is a member of a number of professional organizations and is a delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wolkowitz is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.


MEET OUR Physician Assistants

Jennifer and Sara will help introduce you to stem cell therapy. They will work with Dr. Ric to help you throughout the entire process.

Jennifer Polniak, MS, MPAS, PA-C

Jennifer Polniak, MS, MPAS, PA-C, received her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of North Dakota. Previous to her current position as a physician assistant in pain management with Dr. Wolkowitz, she worked in the areas of nutrition and diabetes education. She is a Missouri native and lives with her husband, two daughters, and several pets.


Sara, Physician Assistant

More information about Sara is coming soon!

MEET OUR registered NURSES

Jessica Prenger, Danielle Houchins & Annie METZNER

Our staff nurses are here to help with your procedures and can answer your questions throughout the process.


We care about our patients. We know that pre and post care are alsoimportant to the success of your stem cell procedure. Our strategic partners help us provide you the best care both before and after your procedure. 

Dr. Jeremy Maxwell, D.C.

Dr. Jeremy Maxwell, D.C. grew up in Pleasanton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1992. He attended York College on a soccer scholarship and there attained his under graduate studies in pre-Chiropractic. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating in June of 1999 and has been in private practice in Fayette, MO since April of 2001. In 2005 he opened a second location in Columbia, MO. Dr. Maxwell specializes in helping individuals and families maximize their health potential through Chiropractic, making spinal corrections and turning on the power within the human body. 


Jennifer Cleveland, Clinical Specialist, Abbot Medical

More information about Jennifer is coming soon!

My pain had increased to daily and constant. I had been unable to sleep or lay on my right side and even a light touch to my hip was painful. I had a stem cell injection into my hip joint and the bursa...I am now able to return to my daily routines including sleeping on my right side and exercising.
— Tiffany, age 48, hip injury


Click the button below to contact us to schedule a consultation to see if cellular therapy could be the right solution for you.Call us to speak to our staff and find out if regenerative medicine might be the next step in your path to recovery.