What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, is the use of 100% oxygen (under pressure) to promote healing for various conditions.
How many times do I need HBOT?
Different conditions may call for a different number of sessions and treatment protocol. During your initial consult, Dr. Henricks creates a comprehensive HBOT treatment plan to follow specific to your needs.
Why doesn't NorthStar Hyperbaric take insurance, especially Medicare?
Unfortunately, insurance plans, including Medicare, do not cover the conditions that NorthStar Hyperbaric has successfully treated.
What can I expect at an HBOT session?
Relaxation! You have an hour-long session in our hyperbaric chamber either sitting or lying down while breathing pure oxygen (under pressure). You can bring a book to read or just relax.
From a biological perspective, what's happening during HBOT?
On a basic level, over multiple hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments, oxygen flow stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes at the cellular level, plus it promotes the release of stem cells from the bone marrow.
What are some conditions that may benefit from HBOT?
Concussion (also known as TBI), memory loss, spinal cord injury, toxicity, stroke and neuro-degenerative disorders, are just a few conditions that can improve, or achieve recovery, with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
What if I don't use all of my HBOT treatments? Will I be reiumbursed?
Reimbursement for unused treatments will be based on the number of treatments you received. For example, if you paid for 40 treatments at $125 per session but stopped at 37 treatments, you will pay $135 per session for 37 treatments.
I've read a lot recently about the seriousness of concussion in athletes, and that HBOT has been a successful treatment. Do you treat athletes or others who've experienced a concussion?
Absolutely. NorthStar Hyperbaric works with referring physicians and patients to determine the best adjunctive therapy plan for TBI treatment. Athletes, veterans, firefighters, police – anyone who’s experienced a concussion is a potential patient.
What other services do you offer in addition to HBOT?
In addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Dr. Henricks uses PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field), often in conjunction with HBOT and nutrient optimization.
Do you coordinate with other physicians or take referrals?
Dr. Henricks is happy to work with her fellow medical colleagues on an overall neurological healing program for patients.
Where are you located?
We are located in the La Cholla Corporate Center at 7598 N. La Cholla Blvd, across from Foothills Mall.