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Tyler Vail, MMS, PA-C
Director of Regenerative Medicine

Tyler’s passion to start QC Kinetix stems from his ambition to keep as many people out of the operating room as possible, by delivering the best, cutting-edge medical treatments available for non surgical pain management. Tyler brings with him years of orthopedic regenerative medicine expertise and surgery experience. Tyler moved from the Greater Miami area where he worked alongside some of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country and gained valuable experience in regenerative cell therapy. He has been instrumental in pioneering new regenerative medicine solutions, and is truly one of the leaders in the field. Our clinic is honored to have him as our Director of Regenerative Medicine.

Tyler is an avid golfer, racquetball player, runner, and triathlete. He has competed in 100-mile ultra-marathons and completed Ironman Texas in 2011. Prior to his orthopedic surgery experience, he was a run coach and biomechanical gait analyzer. His passion for healthy living is what drives him to keep people out of the operating room and keep them doing the things they love.

Growing up in the Carolinas, Tyler is excited to provide cutting-edge, regenerative cell therapy to the place he calls home. These treatments are no longer reserved for professional athletes in the biggest markets. QC Kinetix is excited to offer you the latest regenerative cell therapy treatments available in the United States.


Dr. Richard S. Schaffer, JR. M.D.
Medical Director

Board Certified Since 1998

Dr. Schaffer is very excited to be a part of the QC Kinetix clinic. His interest in sports medicine began back during his residency in the late 1990s when he served as a volunteer high school football team physician. Throughout his career he has been fortunate to see many advancements in non surgical pain management for sports medicine and for treating degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Unlike conventional steroid injections, these advanced natural cell therapies have shown great promise in helping to relieve joint pain and improve overall function related to both musculoskeletal injuries and degeneration.

Dr. Schaffer completed his residency in Family Medicine at The Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia in 1998. During his last year in residency, he served as the Chief Resident of Education and was awarded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Outstanding Resident Teacher Award. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1995.

Having spent over 20 years in Virginia and the Carolinas since finishing his residency, Dr. Schaffer has very strong ties to the area. He thoroughly enjoys hiking, zip lining, and many other outdoor activities. He is very proud to be working with such a high quality, experienced clinician like Tyler and he looks forward to bringing advanced regenerative cell therapy injections to the Carolinas and beyond.


Dr. Geremy Sanders, M.D.

Doctor Geremy L. Sanders is a board certified and fellowship trained physician who specializes in both chronic and acute pain. After completing Medical School at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, he continued his education with a surgical internship and anesthesiology residency at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Sanders returned to New Orleans and worked as an anesthesiologist for two years in a trauma setting before going to a post doctoral pain management fellowship.

Prior to his education at Louisiana State University Medical Center, Dr. Sanders received a Master’s Degree in biochemistry and has worked at M.D. Anderson in cancer research, presenting research and medical lectures at national conferences. In addition, he has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on surgical anatomy and the latest treatment options in pain management.


Lauren Lewis, MSN, FNP-C

QC Provider LaurenOriginally from Kinston, NC, Lauren fell in love with the Charleston area and active lifestyle enjoyed by many on the beautiful coast of South Carolina. With a background in exercise physiology and nursing, she completed her Master of Science in nursing and now practices as a certified nurse practitioner.

Lauren’s passion for exercise and regenerative medicine as preventative treatments began as a personal trainer and evolved through her career on medical surgical and post-operative hospital units. She experienced first-hand the debilitating effects chronic pain, steroid use, and narcotics can have on patients’ overall health and wellbeing. Lauren is honored to work alongside medical professionals whose strive to deliver the latest evidence-based practice and ground breaking treatments geared towards regenerating the quality of life desired by her patients. She is proud to be part of an organization like QC Kinetix that goes above and beyond to make sure their patients are well-educated and satisfied with their care.


Casey Sietsema, MMS, PA-C

Dr. Casey SietsemaCasey began his medical training in 2006 at Fort Sam Houston, TX as an Army Combat Medic and began his career as a Physician Assistant in 2013 after graduating with Honors from Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. During this time, Casey has practiced in emergency medicine, orthopedics, and pain management, giving him a broad perspective on how patients are managed and cared for, and giving him a passionate desire to approach the treatment of pain in a better way.

Casey joined QC Kinetix after seeing the amazing results they have provided their patients over the past several years. Not only was he impressed when talking with current patients but also, more importantly, he experienced these results for himself. It is with great privilege that he is leading the way in bringing QC Kinetix and our unique approach to regenerative medicine to Texas.

As an avid weight lifter and lover of all forms of competition, Casey knows the importance of being able to not only do the things in life that make you happy, but to also do them to the best of your ability and without pain. He has seen firsthand how not all surgeries are successful, and can lead to further complications and debilitation. With this in mind, his goal is to provide the best non-surgical, orthobiologic medicine available to the great people of Texas.