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.


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Rikki Peluso
EMT/Hyperbaric Technician

Rikki has been an EMT since 2009, and became a Hyperbaric Technician in 2013. She worked as a Hyperbaric Tech for Orange Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center in New York’s Hudson Valley region prior to relocating to the Lowcountry.

Joseph T. Hickey, MD

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.



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.

While lifting weights at a local gym, I suffered an injury to the discs in my back. My pain worsened and I sought treatment from my orthopedist who recommended surgical repair. After surgery, I began HBOT treatments immediately post operatively. My surgeon and his staff were extremely pleased and impressed with my accelerated healing and the positive impact HBOT made on my post surgical recovery.

Andrew C.