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.

At first I noticed the stiffness in my fingers and feet. The swelling and pain increased to include my wrists and elbows. Driving became impossible and walking was becoming increasingly more difficult.

Blood tests helped my doctor confirm that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was given oral medication and told it would take 3 to 6 months for the medicine to reach its full effect. I could then expect to begin feeling relief from my symptoms.

As a respiratory therapist being familiar with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, my sister suggested that I try HBOT. It was truly like a miracle. The swelling and pain subsided. I could drive again and walk normally. Down to only one old pair of stretched out shoes, I could again wear all of my other shoes.

I am completely convinced that HBOT helped alleviate my symptoms as my therapy took place only three weeks into the start of my oral medication.

Sheila H. - rheumatoid arthritis