The Center

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center of Southern Oregon (the “Center”) is housed in the Bear Creek Medical Plaza (“Bear Creek”), where members of the Hyperbaric team also have their independent medical practices.  This is a major advantage for the Center, as HBOT is often administered as an adjunctive treatment, in combination with other modalities and services.

One of the Center’s principals, Monte Stewart, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and director of Bear Creek Surgical Center. Dr. Stewart uses HBOT as an adjunctive treatment for his surgery patients both before and after operation, which he has found decreases swelling and scarring, and improves overall healing and recovery times. Dr. Stewart also uses HBOT to help treat his surgery patients’ persistent wounds, as well as failed skin grafts and flaps.

The other of the Center’s principals, Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH, is the director of Oregon Integrative Oncology, which is also housed at Bear Creek.  Dr. Lemanne uses HBOT in synergy with nutritional counseling and supplementation, and more traditional cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Lemanne also has seen amazing benefits using HBOT for patients who have experienced radiation tissue injuries, whether acute or delayed.  Oftentimes patients do not realize that radiation injuries can persist for many months, or even years, following radiation treatments, and HBOT has been recognized as one of the most effective, if not the most effective, treatment to heal these injuries.

Bear Creek is also home to several other practitioners servicing the Center.  Zakir Ali, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and director of Jefferson Neurology. Dr. Zakir uses HBOT at the Center in combination with other treatments therapy for his patients suffering from debilitating neurological conditions, including certain types of strokes, MS, neuropathy, and others. Bear Creek is also home to board-certified internal medicine specialists, Wendy Schilling, MD , and Nancy Noyce, MD, and supported by physician assistant, Katherine Sadzewicz, P.A. They use HBOT in conjunction with other treatments for conditions like concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), reflex sympathetic dystrophy, arthritic conditions, and certain complex chronic pain presentations.

Each of the Center’s providers is certified in HBOT. The Center is proud to be the first independent non-hospital HBOT provider in Southern Oregon using medical-grade HBOT  hard-chamber technology, which is the same technology found in hospital-based units. The Oxyhealth Fortius 420 chambers employed at the Center, use 100% pure oxygen and are capable of reaching the pressures necessary to treat any condition indicated for HBOT.