Hyperbaric Therapy of the Lowcountry Staff

 

Pete L. Stephens, MD
Clinic Manager

Dr. Pete Stephens is a  graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and trained at US Army hospitals and Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, practiced emergency medicine in Woodbury, NJ.

 

 

Brian Church
Clinic Coordinator/Hyperbaric Technician

A graduate of Western Illinois University, Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in RPTA.

 

 

Susan Hackett, RN, MSN, RN
Registered Nurse

Susan Hackett is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.  Susan is a Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse and a Certified Cranio-Sacral Therapist.

 

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Karen Ijames, CNA
Certified Nurse Assistant/Hyperbaric Technician

Karen was in the United States Navy and served as a Hospital Corpsman, EMT, and Dispatcher. She graduated with her AA degree from Miami Dade College and received her BS from Moody Bible Institute. She is a CNA and currently lives in Bluffton with her three children.

 

Joseph T. Hickey, MD
Physician

Dr. Joe Hickey, a  graduate of New York Medical College and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Hickey currently practices medicine at the Hickey Wellness Center, located on 30 New Orleans Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC.

 

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Richard DeKany, R.Ph.
Registered Pharmacist

Richard DeKany is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and a licensed South Carolina pharmacist. Formerly owner of Pinecliff Pharmacy, West Milford, N.J. and president of Total Care Medical Systems, Mr. DeKany consults in the usage and interaction of medications.

Standing for long periods of time without moving, during my long career as a retail pharmacist, resulted in an unfortunate consequence for me – insufficient blood circulation in my lower extremities. For many years I have been treated for hypertension and poor peripheral circulation and even with medication and the use of support stockings, I experienced tired legs and my condition did not improve. I decided to give Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy a try.



My results were dramatic. I refer to it as "synergism" or "one plus one equals three". The addition of HBOT to my treatment protocol, along with my usual medications, helped to decrease my blood pressure and my tired legs felt rejuvenated. Overall, my feelings of general well-being were greatly improved and I am able to enjoy golf again. The addition of HBOT to my treatment regime added up to a correct answer to my problems.

Richard D.