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Our Stem Cell Clinic Providers

Holly Schmitt

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Holly Schmitt a native of Southwest Virginia and comes from a long line of health care providers in her family. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from King University in Bristol, TN and her Master’s Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University. She is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience in the healthcare field as a NP and over seven years in emergency medicine prior to that.  She became seriously interested in regenerative medicine when her husband was treated with a stem cell injection in his knee with tremendous success. Holly is excited to now be offering PRP and regenerative therapies at our stem cell clinic to her patients for joint pain, sports injuries, and osteoarthritis. Being married to a chiropractor has exposed her to much more than traditional medicine has had to offer, and she is excited to be learning about bio-identical hormone replacement, low T treatment, medical weight loss, medical hair restoration therapy and much more! Having a lifelong love of skin care and aesthetics, she has also become trained in aesthetic procedures including: Botox®, dermal fillers, PRP for hair loss, microneedling, and laser therapy for various conditions and much more!  She is excited to start offering these things to her patients once the Medical Spa renovation is complete!  In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family including husband Michael, four kids ages 14-19, outdoor activities, going to church, and riding her beautiful Tennessee Walking horse, Velvet.

Dr. Usman Ahmad

Board Certified Physiatrist

Dr. Ahmad is a board certified physiatrist with sub-specialty training in interventional sports and spine medicine. Dr. Ahmad completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional pain management at the Center for Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation in New Jersey. Dr. Ahmad specializes in using both fluoroscopic and ultrasound -guided spine and joint injections, along with appropriate diagnostic testing to assist in the healing of his patients.

Dr. Ahmad has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented his research at numerous conferences nationwide. He is a member of the American Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and International Spine Society.

Dr. Ahmad moved to the Charlotte area with his family because he loved the great and family-friendly atmosphere. He strives to treat his patients at our stem cell clinic like members of his own family, and his comprehensive training in pain management allows him to do that.

Dr. David Templeton, M.D.

Medical Director – Atlas Integrated Healthcare

Mike Schmitt, DC

In 2015, Dr. Schmitt’s father’s total right knee replacement was performed incorrectly here in Charlotte. Within months, the entire artificial knee had to be surgically removed and redone. After watching him suffer and hearing his father say “There’s got to be a better way”, Dr. Schmitt set out to learn as much as possible about the promise of stem cell therapy. Dr. Schmitt himself knows first hand as well about botched surgeries with a basic knee arthroscope procedure putting him in crutches for 5 weeks and a large blood clot that took five months to heal. Dr. Schmitt worked with his wife Holly, one of our nurse practitioners to create Stem Cell Carolina and has been in constant pursuit of the best in quality biotechnology based procedures to maximize outcomes for the thousands of knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, thumb, and elbow pain folks who want so much to avoid the pitfalls of surgery. Prior to Stem Cell Carolina, Dr. Schmitt received over 3,000 referrals since 1997 from local family practice physicians and spine specialist physicians for his engineering based chiropractic work. After scoring 100% on the NC Chiropractic board in 1996, he’s been a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association ever since. Dr. Schmitt guarantees the most thorough exam you’ve had on your area of chief complaint. He has been published in Chiropractic Economics and has lectured at the physician assistant program at nearby Wingate University and UNCC.


Dr. Schmitt does not perform any aspect of the preparation and injections involved with Stem Cell Carolina.  All procedures involving actual PROCEDURES are performed by experienced medical physicians and nurse practitioners.