Interview: 5 Mintues with Ramona Roemer, CEO VIMED CELL
1. You offer the world’s most advanced cell therapy, please tell us a bit more about your clinic and what makes you so special?
For opinion leaders, ageing and intense schedules can impair energy levels, physical beauty and concentration. We support our guests from all over the world in being confident in their health and appearance which enables them to feel and perform at their best.
We empower each of them about their well being, support them with their health strategy and provide the best medical treatments for their individual needs, treating the real cause as opposed to only the symptom.
The therapy focus is on longevity, rejuvenation and combating diseases and issues related to ageing, pain, woman’s health, man’s health as well as addictions. To conform with our clients’ needs, we only treat one guest at a time (or on request with family and/or friends), without any rush or people waiting in the waiting room. And to completely suit the safety needs, in an exceptional discrete location and surroundings in Germany on the border to Switzerland.
2. How has been your experience with patients from the Middle East, in particular from the GCC?
Our experience with guests from GCC countries is very nice as we share common values: Family is the most important aspect and at VIMED CELL we operate as one VIMED family in order to give our clients the best care available, as many of our valuable guests say, being with us feels like being “home away from home”. What happen often with our GCC guests is that one guest comes for treatment and several weeks later we have the honor to welcoming their mothers, fathers, siblings for treatments.
This shows how important the family still is for the GCC guests, we believe,thatisveryuniqueandspecialinthe21st century.
Another aspect our guests from the Middle East love about our medical services is that we fully respect all cultures. For example, we have a praying room at our clinic with praying carpets. Further, we serve nice Arabic coffee and Arabic sweets, so our guests feel at home and not like in a medical environment. To achieve the best medical results our guests need to feel confident, relaxed and trust us. One observation, among many of our international clients, is that it seems that people are less patient when it comes to their health. Patients rather prefer taking an antibiotic or undergo a risky surgery, when in fact it is not needed. As you can imagine, both can have immense negative side effects. This is not to say that antibiotics or surgery is not needed, but it needs to be taken at the right time.
3. In a fast-paced world where everyone is constantly overloaded by information (email, etc..), which can lead to a multitude of “toxic stress” syndromes, how do you care for patients with that kind of addiction?
We see year after year that “toxic stress” is getting to be more of a problem all over the globe. This is of course nothing new. What are the programs we have developed to help clients tackle this issue as stress can cause in the long run horrible diseases in our body? Since everybody is different, we have various programs to address the „toxic stress“ syndrome of each of our guests.
Nowadays, stress on the body and mind has multiple factors. Each of these factors need to be carefully considered in order to find a solution for. There are, for example heavy metals we are all exposed to in our food, water and air regardless of the region we are living in. Depending from which area in the world our guests come from the heavy metal burden to their body can significantly vary.
What we know in medicine today is that these toxic heavy metals have a long-term negative effect on our body and our mind as we do not just find them only in our body tissues but also in our brains. This can cause forgetfulness, sleeplessness, poor memory and many more distressing impairments. Our mental health is a very important piece in medicine that needs to be factored in when you want to achieve great results with your health. For this reason we also offer proven and advanced addiction programs in a very private setting following our one-to-one treatment approach with only one patient at a time.
With the increasing levels of stress and pressure that many people are dealing with nowadays, it can be challenging to resist behaviors that temporarily alleviate discomfort tension and pain. Sadly, they come with a cost to the health of our body and mind and spirit. This can be the misuse and abuse of medication, alcohol, drugs, shopping or gambling but also the growing number of internet- and mobile phone addictions, which are showing up amongst youth globally. To cover all these aspects and to help our guests and their families in a holistic way we are offering medical detox programs and advanced addiction programs for those who need it. I want to stress that we are not just speaking about a soft spa detox program, but rather an intensive medical detox to get the body again in a balance. Only when our body is in a balance the self healing mechanisms can work at its best.
4. Your rejuvenating therapies work quickly and efficiently, how long does on an average treatment takes and how do you make sure that your patients are not slipping back in their habits?
We are specialized and well known for our holistic medicine for several decades and we are constantly looking for better and more efficient ways to improve our unique treatments. This allows us to offer very effective medical treatments that lead to great results. Our guest usually stays for 3-5 days. On the first day we start with a premium medical check up. Based on the findings we put together a tailor-made treatment program that consists of preparing the body for the upcoming treatment. Our focus is to bring the body back into a balance and help to activate its self-healing mechanisms. Activating these self- healing mechanisms mean that the treatment has a sustainable benefit, even when the guests have returned home or continue their journey.
With this we can achieve the best and most effective results. After the treatment, we stay in touch for some time to follow up with our guests on individual topics where it is needed. Every person is different and hence, our treatments are highly individual. No one is the same and has exactly the same health issues. Since we exclusively treat opinions leaders and their friends and families, we have to make sure that all our guests feel safe, secure and at home. This is one of the reasons why we only operate under our “one-to-one” concept. Only one guest and family gets treated at a time within a very discrete environment.
Another reason for our highly personalized and discrete “one-to-one” treatment is to identify the root cause of the problem. To support this process, we have a dedicated medical team which helps to avoid communication gaps. Personal and medical safety, security and quality is our highest priority at VIMED CELL. We have learned over the years that this brings the best results. Before our guests leave us to get back to their normal life, we provide recommendations of what they can and should do. This is again based on each case and varies. Our guests appreciate our dedication to being personal and individualized, and we often hear that this plays a big part in their reason for returning and continuing to invest in their health with us.
5. How would you say general medicine compares with 20 years ago?
As a clinic who works with opinion leaders and their families from really all over the world, we get good insights into medical systems and clinics in many countries. What we can see is that medicine by large has become very impersonal with only a little time dedicated to the individual patient. This is not just a trend in some countries but all over the world. Very little time can only be dedicated by the doctors to each patient.
This leaves less chance to find really the root cause of a medical condition. Instead, many symptoms are treated which is not effectively addressing the real problem. There is a lot of pressure on clinics and doctors to operate efficiently which often is a disadvantage for the patients.
We hear more and more that doctors don’t have even the time to really examine the patient relying instead mainly on x-rays and MRI pictures.
Of course, all doctors want to help their patients but too often they don’t have enough time to spend with a patient.
This is what truly stands out at VIMED CELL our “one-to-one” concept. That means one patient, one dedicated doctor and one cohesive medical team at a time. Another problem we see has to do with the time pressure that medical practitioners are under means is that mistakes happen more often. Things are overlooked or not found that are normally very obvious. On the other hand, medicine has developed rapidly over the past few decades and with new technologies on the horizon many things are now possible that where not achievable 20 years ago. Along with these advancements, doctors have become more specialized which has both negative and positive sides.
What we also recognize is that more often patients have to see multiple doctors, and in the end, it is difficult to bring together multiple findings into one picture. So yes, we see the advantages in medicine and the gains for the patient, but we also see the downside that comes with specialization and time pressure on the doctors with not being able to treat a patient holistically. In addition many people search for medical information on the internet. This as well has its plus side and minuses.
There is a lot of information on the internet that is not scientifically supported or simply not correct. Furthermore, there are a lot of offerings that play with the hopes of people, making false promises which can even lead to dangerous situations. It’s a balance because it can be very positive for patients to have information about their health condition, so that they’re educated and informed about their health. At VIMED CELL, we spend a lot go time to empower our guests about their health so they can actively determine the best health strategy for themselves. For this reason, all our doctors and health specialists have a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, meaning they take the whole person into account. If experts are needed, we have them on hand but first we need to understand the patient and his need on a holistic level. Fully supporting this concept we see great results in our guests’ health and how we can help them to live a happy and healthy life, both privately and professionally.
Finally: What’s the best piece of advice given to you?
Listen to your body. Don’t jump on medical trends. Understand that to be in a good medical condition the body and the mind have to be in sync. There are many good doctors in the world. Find someone you feel you can trust and give things time to become again better. It often takes very long until things such as a disease come to the surface, until we see them. Therefore, we cannot expect that with pushing only one button and our health problems can be resolved within a minute. Bringing everything into balance, back into sync, body and mind, with the help of traditional and modern medicine will activate many processes in your body for the good.
We should not forget that our body, with millions of mechanisms operating every second, is a very complex and precious “machine” that needs to be well maintained. Therefore, it sometimes takes small and very difficult steps to help our body come back into self-regulation. This can take some time. Since we are in Switzerland, I sometimes like to compare it with a nice SWISS watch which exists out of many tiny pieces and all must be in sync to be able to work properly. To repair a good watch you cannot only hit on it with a hammer to fix the problem. You need skilled people for maintenance, working very precisely. In a way this is what we are aiming for at VIMED CELL with each of our guests and therefore we are told many times from our guests, „stay as you are“.