We had the good fortune of connecting with David Steenblock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I think in general, my fear of death. My love for humanity and desire to relieve suffering grew from my early years on my family farm in Northern Iowa. I viewed my natural environment as a great source of education. When I was four years old we had one instance of a horse that died at an early age, and in those times -living on a dirt road on a 40-acre farm – a veterinarian decided to do an autopsy right there in the yard. The vet started to show me the insides of the horse and how the systems worked together, and I decided it was very complicated. I decided then and there to study enough to learn about these systems within humans.
It is within this beautiful environment that my moral foundation was set in stone. I was very much intrigued and in love with my parents and family and wanted everything to stay like it was because I was having a good time. That is how I became interested in anti-aging and trying to see what I could do to help my parents stay alive. My interest in preservation continues to this day, and the practice has seen booms in not only utilizing regenerative medicine to heal debilitating injury and disease, but also from the set of individuals who are interested in staying, looking, and feeling young forever.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started practicing here in Southern California. And when I first started, I remember sitting at my desk asking myself what kind of practice I wanted. Well, I wanted an interesting career. I wanted to do things that nobody else had done. I wanted to help people that have really run out of options. So, I chose to practice therapies for chronic degenerative diseases that people have not had answers for. My practice for 50 years has been dedicated to people that have intractable and incurable problems that other doctors have no clue what to do about. And because of that, I have had to look everywhere for answers. Therefore, I have managed to accumulate one of the world’s largest private medical libraries in the world. I have a tremendous computerized database. I’ve got one of the most advanced medical clinics with all kinds of gadgets to help increase the power of the stem cells that I’m using. Stem Cells are the modern miracle of all medical care, and probably will be forever.
I have dedicated all of my time and resources, in an effort to greatly contribute to the quality of life of those I serve.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I moved down to San Clemente, because number one, it’s a great area. Number two, there’s very little air pollution here, between LA and San Diego. I’m a very allergic person. I decided I needed to find an area that was clean in Southern California. I wanted to be here for a number of reasons. Number one, of course, is the weather. And then number two is there are so many things happening here. I have access to UCLA, I have access to all of LA, the desert, San Diego, Mexico, international ports, and so on. So, this is the place. And if you look around the world to see what is the most active, most advanced part of the world, I think, it’s Southern California. There are many places to go and experience here. I invite you to come and visit our facility here in San Clemente too. If you have any particular cases that are intractable and no one has answers for them, let me see what can be done to help you.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
When I went to medical school and did a rotation on neurology, I asked this neurosurgeon, “how do you like your profession?” He said, “well if 50% of my patients didn’t die, I’d like it a lot better.” And I thought ‘that’s a hell of a statistic.’ That kind of changed my thinking about wanting to be a neurosurgeon. I decided to continue on to study pathology and learn more about the fundamental aspects of how the body works, and how the body doesn’t work in disease states. I finished my pathology training and practiced. And I took a little time to get to the point where I spent maybe a year or two working for others. And tried to work in a lab once. But none of those things were really what I wanted to do. So, I finally decided, well, I may as well just do it all myself and start a practice. I would also like to thank my staff for their hard work and dedication and to our patients for the continued support, especially those who took their time to provide testimonies about our work and help raise awareness about the life-changing benefits of our therapies and treatments.
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