Q: I’m looking for a doctor who can explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it
might help me. Are you going to have a list of HBOT physicians?
A: Yes. We will be hosting the most comprehensive list of HBOT physicians and clinicians
on the web. You will be able to compare, locate, and contact a physician that’s
right for you. Profiles will show conditions treated, areas of specialty, education,
experience, certifications, institutional affiliations, and other useful information.
Q: I’m looking for an HBOT treatment center in my area. Can I search your directory
A: Yes. A facility locator is one of the most requested features of HyperbaricLink.com.
We will list both hospital-based and freestanding treatment facilities. You can
enter your address, ZIP code, or city then map nearby providers. Treatment center
profiles will also show affiliated physicians and clinicians, types of hyperbaric
chambers used, and facility accreditation. If you would like us to notify you when
the directory is available, please contact us at .
Q: Are you going to provide discussion forums where visitors can read and exchange
information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
A: We're considering adding features to create a dynamic online community, where patients and
experts alike can get answers and discuss HBOT issues and trends.
Q: I saw an oxygen chamber on TV in a segment on anti-aging and superhealth. Can
your site help me learn more about HBOT and wellness?
A: At present we haven't seen any compelling clinical evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy
is effective for those purposes. If that changes we'll certainly report on it, but in the
meantime we think a sensible diet and regular exercise are the way to go.
Q: I want to buy or lease a hyperbaric chamber for my home. Can I shop for one on
A: No, we are not in the business of reselling hyperbaric chambers or other equipment.
Also, there is currently no clinical evidence to suggest inflatable ("bag")
chambers provide any medical benefit. We are also concerned that the capabilities of
these devices are being misrepresented and do not endorse their use.
Q: My child has autism.
Can your site help me keep up with the latest developments in research on HBOT for autism?
A: Yes. We’ll keep you abreast of new studies and emerging therapies on the site
and on our blog, O2.0.
Our news feed and clinical research links will help you find medical evidence on HBOT for a whole range
of diseases and conditions, but use of HBOT to treat the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders is
Q: I’ve read that doctors are investigating the use of HBOT for cerebral palsy. Can your site help me find out how to participate
in a clinical trial?
A: Yes. Each condition page includes our Evidence Index, which has links to more information about clinical
trials. Note that there may not be clinical trial being currently conducted for the condition in which you
are interested, the clinical trial may not be currently recruiting subject patients, or you may be
ineligible for the trial.
Q: I’m a physician-scientist currently enrolling HBOT patients in a clinical trial.
Can your site help me find good candidates?
A: We are exploring ways HyperbaricLink.com could help you to attract,
reach out, and communicate with clinical trial candidates, but we are not clinical
trial recruiters or managers. We are not affiliated with any manufacturers or
contract research organizations.
Q: Will your site offer advertising space?
A: No. We like clean sites and don't feel advertising would contribute to the usefulness of the site.
Q: I’m trying to decide if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is right for me. Can you help
A: Not directly. HyperbaricLink.com does not offer medical advice. We urge you to
make any decisions about specific medical treatment in consultation with your primary
care physician or with a licensed, board-certified medical specialist. We’re here
to connect you to the hyperbaric medical community and to provide a proper introduction
and guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, conditions treated with HBOT, and other
Q: I am a physician specializing in hyperbaric medicine and have a few ideas about
how you might improve HyperbaricLink.com. Can someone contact me?
A: Yes. We’re eager to hear what you think. HyperbaricLink.com welcomes questions,
comments, and suggestions from physicians, nurses, and technicians in the field
of hyperbaric medicine. Just send us an e-mail at:
Q: I am a researcher and am interested in collaborating and sharing my clinical
findings with others in the field. Will you be providing a forum for hyperbaric
A: Yes. We will be compiling and linking to the published medical literature and
encouraging active researchers to communicate with one another and report on the
progress of ongoing HBOT studies. Please e-mail us here.
Q: I’m a manufacturer and would like to share information about my chambers with
patients and providers. Can I have a listing?
A: Yes. All manufacturers get a free basic listing. And our community will be very
interested in learning more about your products, services, and support. Paid premium
profiles may include a branded site interface with device photos, features, installation
sites, service and certification status, and other important information. Please
help us make HyperbaricLink.com work harder for you. Learn more about the benefits
of premium membership, sponsorship, and advertising please e-mail us
Q: Are you affiliated with any particular hospital or chamber manufacturer?
A: No. HyperbaricLink.com is totally independent, so we can better serve the healthcare
consumer. Read more about us here.
Q: What services will your site offer to providers?
A: Our site offers physician practices, treatment facilities, and provider associations
a powerful new connection to the healthcare consumer. Your basic listing is free.
You can enhance your presence on HyperbaricLink.com through paid premium membership,
sponsorship, or advertising. We’ll also monitor site activities and periodically
report the key metrics to our premium provider members. For more details, please
Q: How many HBOT treatment facilities are there?
A: Our directory lists over 700 HBOT facilities and still counting. And because
we will constantly refresh our listings and include providers from all fields of
hyperbaric medicine, HyperbaricLink.com will always give you the most comprehensive
listing in this field.
Q: I’m a firefighter and EMT. My department is considering purchasing a portable
chamber for smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning emergencies. Can you
A: Yes. Our directory will include a complete listing of portable chamber manufacturers
and dealers. You can search, compare, and link to learn more.
Q: I’m recovering from chronic carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been difficult
getting straight answers about the best protocol—frequency, length, and duration
of hyperbaric oxygen therapy—to treat my condition. Can you help me with that?
A: We can help you search the relevant medical literature and connect with leading
experts on the use of HBOT to treat chronic carbon monoxide poisoning.