Rick Redalen, M.D.

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Phage Therapy

By Rick Redalen, M.D.

My last blog was about using bacteriophages to treat multi-drug resistant bacteria or superbugs. Phage therapy has been around since the turn of the 20th century. Phage therapy uses genetically engineered viruses to attack specific strains of bacteria.

The phage (the name means to eat) was used right at the turn of the century successfully to treat some infections that were progressing towards being fatal. Initially much of this work was not adequately documented and American Researchers in the 30’s and 40’s thought more studies needed to be done. Much of the work was continued on in Russia and today there is a successful Phage Therapy Center located in the Republic of Georgia.

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Delivering Healthcare

A humble humanitarian with a servant’s heart, Dr. Rick Redalen has helped people all over the world for decades. A man with a deep enduring sense of compassion has lived out his life’s work caring for others.

Quest Global Benefits was founded to offer employer’s a solution to our challenging economic conditions. It delivers healthcare cost containment with resources such as “Concierge Medical Triages” which provide direction to proper level of care, education programs that create transparency in medical delivery costs, compliance support for employers, drug discount cards for employees, and closed loop measurable results reporting.    More