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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a useful tool for many conditions within the scope of practice of a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). More wound-care clinics are adding HBOT as a service line. The increasing prevalence of DPMs operating inside of these wound-care clinics has raised questions about the licensure and privileging of DPMs to supervise HBOT. This document reviews the safety of outpatient HBOT and provides guidelines for hospitals to credential DPMs to supervise treatments.
Corresponding author: Lee C. Rogers, DPM, Amputation Prevention Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)