About Us

dr altizer headshotJames Altizer, M.D.

Owner and Director of Regenerative Medicine, NeoGenix

Dr. James Altizer graduated from Davidson College in 1981 and immediately entered the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After receiving his MD degree in 1985, he traveled to Augusta, GA to complete a 3 year internship and residency in Internal Medicine. To pay back his naval scholarship to medical school Dr. Altizer entered the US Navy and worked as an Internist at the Navy hospital in Beaufort, SC and subsequently as teaching faculty at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He also served in the first Gulf War during Desert Storm and received a total of 5 decorations prior to leaving the US Navy in 1992. Dr. Altizer spent 11 years as a board-certified Internist. During his 17 years as a Phlebologist (vein disease specialist) he became Board Certified in Phlebology. He is also doubly credentialed in ultrasound.

Being skilled at surgical and injection techniques from his work with vein disease, Dr. Altizer quickly learned stem cell harvesting techniques and in late 2015 decided to dedicate the remainder of his career to stem cell and regenerative therapies. He received expert training from recognized leaders in the regenerative medicine field, training on bone marrow aspiration with Duke University affiliated physicians. In 2017, he was asked to be guest faculty at The Orthobiologics Institute (TOBI) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas where he taught the liposuction workshop for adipose tissue harvesting. He has performed thousands of injections in the past 4 years, making him by far the most experienced and well known medical doctor performing stem cell and regenerative therapies in the Carolinas. He has appeared countless times on Charlotte Today over the past 4 years, usually taking with him grateful patients who love telling their stories. Dr. Altizer loves research and is constantly looking for new way to improve his craft and provide a higher quality of care for his patients. His greatest strengths are his integrity, ethics, and honesty. If he does not feel like you are a candidate for a procedure, he will tell you. There is no question Dr. Altizer has become the face of stem cell and regenerative therapies in this area. He is looking forward to starting his own private practice and continuing to provide patients in the Carolinas the best in regenerative medicine.

In addition to stem cell and regenerative therapies, Dr. Altizer also performs Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) and impairment ratings.

dr altizer headshotJames Altizer, M.D.

Owner and Director of Regenerative Medicine, NeoGenix

Dr. James Altizer graduated from Davidson College in 1981 and immediately entered the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. After receiving his MD degree in 1985, he traveled to Augusta, GA to complete a 3 year internship and residency in Internal Medicine. To pay back his naval scholarship to medical school Dr. Altizer entered the US Navy and worked as an Internist at the Navy hospital in Beaufort, SC and subsequently as teaching faculty at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He also served in the first Gulf War during Desert Storm and received a total of 5 decorations prior to leaving the US Navy in 1992. Dr. Altizer spent 11 years as a board-certified Internist. During his 17 years as a Phlebologist (vein disease specialist) he became Board Certified in Phlebology. He is also doubly credentialed in ultrasound.

Being skilled at surgical and injection techniques from his work with vein disease, Dr. Altizer quickly learned stem cell harvesting techniques and in late 2015 decided to dedicate the remainder of his career to stem cell and regenerative therapies. He received expert training from recognized leaders in the regenerative medicine field, training on bone marrow aspiration with Duke University affiliated physicians. In 2017, he was asked to be guest faculty at The Orthobiologics Institute (TOBI) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas where he taught the liposuction workshop for adipose tissue harvesting. He has performed thousands of injections in the past 4 years, making him by far the most experienced and well known medical doctor performing stem cell and regenerative therapies in the Carolinas. He has appeared countless times on Charlotte Today over the past 4 years, usually taking with him grateful patients who love telling their stories. Dr. Altizer loves research and is constantly looking for new way to improve his craft and provide a higher quality of care for his patients. His greatest strengths are his integrity, ethics, and honesty. If he does not feel like you are a candidate for a procedure, he will tell you. There is no question Dr. Altizer has become the face of stem cell and regenerative therapies in this area. He is looking forward to starting his own private practice and continuing to provide patients in the Carolinas the best in regenerative medicine.

NikoNikitas Miles

Director of Operations, NeoGenix
Owner, A2Z Healthcare Management

Niko is a highly energetic, detail oriented, accomplished team leader with over 17 years of experience in health care management and operations. He is native of Rutland, VT and a graduate of Siena College in Albany, NY in 1999. After spending a little over a year as an account executive for Clear Channel Communications, Niko began his career in healthcare in May of 2001 as the funding and billing manager at the Center for Disability Services in Albany, NY. Over the next 8 ½ years, Niko moved up the ranks at the Center becoming the manager of clinical services in October of 2005 and the manager of business operations in May of 2008. At the Center, Niko developed key billing and operational skills along with his keen ability to work side by side with all type of clinicians. Most importantly, working with the disabled population instilled a “patient care above all else” approach to his managerial style that has remained his principle characteristic throughout his entire career.

In March of 2009 after relocating to Charlotte, NC, Niko became the general manager and operations manager of a local rehabilitation and pain management clinic. Under Niko’s leadership, the clinic quickly became the largest and most successful medically integrated clinic in the Carolinas. In late 2015, Niko facilitated the integration of stem cell and regenerative therapies into the practice and managed all operations of the program. For the next 3 1/2 years, the clinic overwhelmingly provided more stem cell and regenerative therapy injections than any other clinic in the Carolinas. Niko has a perceptive ability to work with numerous departments simultaneously to continue process improvements and meet defined company goals. He continuously develops, coordinates and implements process and protocol advancements with internal departments, patient care and vendors. He has outstanding team, client and patient care management skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization. Niko is exceptionally skilled in providing optimal patient care, problem solving, analytics, budgeting, vendor supply management, compliance, recognizing and documenting solutions based on evolving business demands, research, auditing, billing, coding, patient financials, accounts receivable and collections. In July of 2019, Niko formed A2Z Healthcare Management as a way to share all of his non-clinical knowledge and operational skill sets with medical clinics requiring his services. A2Z Healthcare Management was hired by NeoGenix in December of 2019 to provide all of the non-clinical operations necessary for the success of NeoGenix.

NikoNikitas Miles

Director of Operations, NeoGenix
Owner, A2Z Healthcare Management

Niko is a highly energetic, detail oriented, accomplished team leader with over 17 years of experience in health care management and operations. He is native of Rutland, VT and a graduate of Siena College in Albany, NY in 1999. After spending a little over a year as an account executive for Clear Channel Communications, Niko began his career in healthcare in May of 2001 as the funding and billing manager at the Center for Disability Services in Albany, NY. Over the next 8 ½ years, Niko moved up the ranks at the Center becoming the manager of clinical services in October of 2005 and the manager of business operations in May of 2008. At the Center, Niko developed key billing and operational skills along with his keen ability to work side by side with all type of clinicians. Most importantly, working with the disabled population instilled a “patient care above all else” approach to his managerial style that has remained his principle characteristic throughout his entire career.

In March of 2009 after relocating to Charlotte, NC, Niko became the general manager and operations manager of a local rehabilitation and pain management clinic. Under Niko’s leadership, the clinic quickly became the largest and most successful medically integrated clinic in the Carolinas. In late 2015, Niko facilitated the integration of stem cell and regenerative therapies into the practice and managed all operations of the program. For the next 3 1/2 years, the clinic overwhelmingly provided more stem cell and regenerative therapy injections than any other clinic in the Carolinas. Niko has a perceptive ability to work with numerous departments simultaneously to continue process improvements and meet defined company goals. He continuously develops, coordinates and implements process and protocol advancements with internal departments, patient care and vendors. He has outstanding team, client and patient care management skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization. Niko is exceptionally skilled in providing optimal patient care, problem solving, analytics, budgeting, vendor supply management, compliance, recognizing and documenting solutions based on evolving business demands, research, auditing, billing, coding, patient financials, accounts receivable and collections. In July of 2019, Niko formed A2Z Healthcare Management as a way to share all of his non-clinical knowledge and operational skill sets with medical clinics requiring his services. A2Z Healthcare Management was hired by NeoGenix in December of 2019 to provide all of the non-clinical operations necessary for the success of NeoGenix.

DR. GoodwinChris Goodwin, DC

Director of Patient Care, NeoGenix

Dr. Chris Goodwin was born in Annapolis, Maryland but has lived in Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina before moving to North Carolina. He grew up spending most of his time enjoying outdoor activities and playing sports. He ran track and raced motocross in high school before rowing for the University of Maryland Men’s Crew team and racing mountain bikes while in college. A love for animals initially lead him to the Veterinary field as a Veterinary Technician where he worked with one of the busiest veterinary clinics in Annapolis for 6 years while in high school and college. Although he entered the University of Maryland as a Pre-Vet Animal Sciences major, continued exposure to collegiate athletics and a growing passion for exercise made changing his major an easy decision to focus more on health and human performance.

After graduating with his BS in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, Dr. Goodwin attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL where he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013. During his time in Chiropractic college, Dr. Goodwin continued to exercise and eventually began using what he learned about the human body to help him succeed in the sport of competitive power lifting. His experience with a wide variety of sports has proven invaluable in helping him provide individualized care for patients of all age groups with an emphasis on promoting an active lifestyle. Outside of the office Dr. Goodwin spends most of his free time on the water competing in the growing sport of kayak fishing and has become one of the top tournament anglers in the Charlotte area.

Before joining NeoGenix, Dr. Goodwin spent over 3 years working alongside Dr. Altizer in an integrated setting that incorporated pain management, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation and regenerative medicine. The power of regenerative medicine caught his attention from the start and he is excited to continue helping Dr. Altizer provide one of the most revolutionary forms of medicine to the Carolinas. 

DR. GoodwinChris Goodwin, DC

Director of Patient Care, NeoGenix

Dr. Chris Goodwin was born in Annapolis, Maryland but has lived in Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina before moving to North Carolina. He grew up spending most of his time enjoying outdoor activities and playing sports. He ran track and raced motocross in high school before rowing for the University of Maryland Men’s Crew team and racing mountain bikes while in college. A love for animals initially lead him to the Veterinary field as a Veterinary Technician where he worked with one of the busiest veterinary clinics in Annapolis for 6 years while in high school and college. Although he entered the University of Maryland as a Pre-Vet Animal Sciences major, continued exposure to collegiate athletics and a growing passion for exercise made changing his major an easy decision to focus more on health and human performance.

After graduating with his BS in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, Dr. Goodwin attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL where he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013. During his time in Chiropractic college, Dr. Goodwin continued to exercise and eventually began using what he learned about the human body to help him succeed in the sport of competitive power lifting. His experience with a wide variety of sports has proven invaluable in helping him provide individualized care for patients of all age groups with an emphasis on promoting an active lifestyle. Outside of the office Dr. Goodwin spends most of his free time on the water competing in the growing sport of kayak fishing and has become one of the top tournament anglers in the Charlotte area.

Before joining NeoGenix, Dr. Goodwin spent over 3 years working alongside Dr. Altizer in an integrated setting that incorporated pain management, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation and regenerative medicine. The power of regenerative medicine caught his attention from the start and he is excited to continue helping Dr. Altizer provide one of the most revolutionary forms of medicine to the Carolinas. 

MeredethMeredeth Turner

Registered Medical Assistant

Meredeth grew up in a family of first responders, with both her parents being police officers and members of their local rescue squad in Harnett County, NC. This impacted Meredeth, and from an early age, she knew she wanted to work in a medical related field. At the age of 17, Meredeth became a volunteer firefighter, where she responded to her first medical scene. She instantly fell in love with emergency medicine, started classes for her certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and took her state test on her 18th birthday. From there, she worked her way up to becoming a Paramedic by the time she was 21. She worked for a few different EMS and hospital systems during a 16+ year stretch, earning numerous new certifications and commendations along the way.  

In 2013, Meredeth’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so she left emergency medicine to care for him. After he passed, Meredeth and her husband decided to make the move to the Charlotte area from Fayetteville, NC. Meredeth missed working in the healthcare field tremendously, but wanted a more clinical environment, so she went back to school to become a Registered Medical Assistant in 2018, maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the entire duration of the program. After graduating, she worked for Dr.Altizer and discovered she had a passion for regenerative medicine after seeing how drastically it could change someone’s life for the better. As she continues her work with Dr.Altizer in his new practice, Meredeth has recently enrolled in nursing school with the goal of eventually becoming an RN or a Nurse Practitioner.

MeredethMeredeth Turner

Registered Medical Assistant

Meredeth grew up in a family of first responders, with both her parents being police officers and members of their local rescue squad in Harnett County, NC. This impacted Meredeth, and from an early age, she knew she wanted to work in a medical related field. At the age of 17, Meredeth became a volunteer firefighter, where she responded to her first medical scene. She instantly fell in love with emergency medicine, started classes for her certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and took her state test on her 18th birthday. From there, she worked her way up to becoming a Paramedic by the time she was 21. She worked for a few different EMS and hospital systems during a 16+ year stretch, earning numerous new certifications and commendations along the way.  

In 2013, Meredeth’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so she left emergency medicine to care for him. After he passed, Meredeth and her husband decided to make the move to the Charlotte area from Fayetteville, NC. Meredeth missed working in the healthcare field tremendously, but wanted a more clinical environment, so she went back to school to become a Registered Medical Assistant in 2018, maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the entire duration of the program. After graduating, she worked for Dr.Altizer and discovered she had a passion for regenerative medicine after seeing how drastically it could change someone’s life for the better. As she continues her work with Dr.Altizer in his new practice, Meredeth has recently enrolled in nursing school with the goal of eventually becoming an RN or a Nurse Practitioner.