Enhancing Life One Breath at a Time
My name is Dr. Allan M Spiegel, MD from the National Hyperbaric Oxygen Center, and I would like to hear from you. If you or someone you love suffers from painful or disabling symptoms, you are in the right place. This website is about an exciting medical treatment known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT for short. If you have not yet heard of it, you are not alone. It’s one of America’s best kept medical secrets!
After completing my neurology residency at State University of New York 33 years ago, I relocated to Florida and opened my neurology practice. As a neurologist, I have successfully treated 40,000+ patients with traditional neurologic care.
I first discovered how effective HBOT was while researching ways to help my mother who had suffered a stroke. She underwent numerous traditional treatment options and was still not regaining control. I learned about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen for stroke patients and decided to bring a hyperbaric chamber into my facility. After undergoing treatments, my mother was able to regain function and completely recover. At this point, I became convinced this was a treatment option that could greatly benefit my patients.You may ask why more doctors don’t recommend hyperbaric medicine and the answer is simple. They don’t know enough about its benefits. In medical school, the only instruction on hyperbaric medicine addresses the treatment of the bends in divers. That’s it. There is no additional instruction at all, despite many new studies and treatment success. As I have said, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the best kept medical secret, even from other physicians.