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.

The whole concept made sense to me. Scientifically trained, with a 30+ year career in research and development, I was aware of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I had also followed the success stories of professional athletes being treated for injuries with HBOT. After undergoing extensive open back surgery that involved five vertebral discs, my recovery was unremarkable but still entailed a great deal of post-op pain and stiffness. I began twice daily HBOT treatments 18 days after surgery. The benefits that I experienced were extremely fast healing of my large surgical incision and the ability to significantly decrease the heavy doses of medication needed to control pain. Each succeeding day of treatment brought added relief from pain and stiffness. After a total of 8 days in treatment, my improvement was so substantial that I was functionally a different person. I would recommend anyone recovering from surgery should strongly consider HBOT as a route to accelerating recovery and the healing process.

Phil W.