Hyperbaric physicians are medical doctors who specialize in hyperbaric medicine, which uses hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy as a treatment for conditions such as decompression illness and carbon monoxide poisoning.
The word hyperbaric means making or using a higher pressure—of oxygen, for example—than is normally found in the air around us.
Hyperbaric physicians can be certified through the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.
Last Revised: August 20, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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