During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100% oxygen inside a special chamber. At the same time, the pressure surrounding your body is slowly increased to two to three times normal atmospheric pressure.
At John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, we provide hyperbaric oxygen treatments in one-person chambers, allowing for comfortable, private treatment. Each chamber is constructed using clear plastic material, so you can see and communicate with our staff, or even watch TV during treatment.
Your safety and comfort are our priority.
A Hyperbaric Physician provides on site supervision of all treatments.
Our department maintains rigorous cleaning protocols and Covid-19 mitigation strategies.
John Muir HBO has a Bariatric Chamber.
John Muir HBO offers flexible scheduling.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has many therapeutic benefits, including:
John Muir Hyperbaric Department adheres to UHMS and/or CMS indications for HBOT.
Referring physicians are kept informed of your Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment plan and your progress. Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments are designed to complement the care your physician provides.
Many health care plans include hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Check with your insurance provider to see what’s covered. Bring your insurance card or membership information to your appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (925) 947-3212. For referrals, fax (925) 947-3317.
If you are an outside physician or facility with an HBO Emergency, contact John Muir Transfer Center at (925) 947-4488.
Peter Benson, MD
Todd Kessinger, MD
Chris Allen, MD
Associate Director of Hyperbaric Medicine
Antonio Muto-Isolani, MD
Thomas Schutz, MD
Swathi Nadindla, MD
Craig DeVinney, MD
Jeanne Pae, MD
David Wei, MD
Medical Director of Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
John Muir Health has been accredited by the UHMS as a Level 1 Hyperbaric Medicine Facility
John Muir Medical Center is the only Level 1 UHMS accredited clinical hyperbaric medicine facility treating civilians between greater Los Angeles and the Oregon border.
UHMS accreditation is the gold standard in hyperbaric facility accreditation (HFA), and is the only hyperbaric specific accreditation to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a Complementary Accrediting organization under the TJC’s Cooperative Agreement Initiative.
UHMS accreditation means our facility has met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through rigorous evaluation of our operations, including equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.