August 11, 2011
Mark D. Winton, MD, infectious disease/travel medicine specialist at Bozeman Deaconess Internal Medicine Associates, recently completed physician certification in hyperbaric medicine at the Baromedical Research Foundation and became a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Dr. Winton joins Dr. Bill Robinson and Dr. Jon Robinson in the Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is given in the hospital's monoplace hyperbaric chamber, located in Perioperative Services. The most common conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen are diabetic foot ulcers, certain life-threatening tissue infections, bone infections, traumatic crushing injuries, tissue damage cause by radiation, and support for skin grafts. Patients with exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning and divers with decompression illness are also treated with hyperbaric oxygen.