Oxford Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center was founded by the husband and wife team of Tami and Bruce Powell after witnessing first-hand the healing power HBOT offers.
The Powell’s were introduced to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) when researching for treatment options for their young daughter who developed viral encephalitis after a bout with chicken pox. Encephalitis had left their daughter with brain damage causing her to be globally impaired. Doctors deemed her prognosis poor with little hope for a life without profound physical, emotional and mental impairments. Undaunted, they pursued alternative treatments and discovered HBOT. You can watch their daughter’s amazing journey from disability to health by clicking here.
After hyperbarics gave the Powell’s their daughter back, they felt they were called to help others find the same ray of hope they found in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Providing high quality hyperbaric oxygen therapy demanded that they obtain the finest hyperbaric training available. The pursuit of excellence led Bruce and Tami to seek their specialized HBOT training from a world leader in hyperbaric therapy, Dr. Paul Sheffield, at San Antonio Nix Hospital.
While working with Dr. Sheffield and other professionals there, the Powell’s received rigorous training required to become a Hyperbaric Medical Technicians. They also trained in the area of Wound Care Management with special focus on Hyperbaric Medicine for Accelerated Wound Healing. To ensure the utmost safety for their patients they also both took additional classes and certification in hyperbaric safety.
Tami Powell, Phd holds a doctoral degree in Autism and Medical Research from Wayne State University. She is the director of the Oxford Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center.
Dr. Powell earned her doctoral degree in Autism and Medical Research from Wayne State University. She previously earned one of her Master’s degree from Michigan State University in Special Education, Visually Impaired Education and Orientation and Mobility. From Indiana University she obtained her Master’s in Education Administration. She earned a B.A. degree in Education and English from Spring Arbor University.
Dr. Powell previously taught special education for 29 years, her last 14 years were in South Lyon Community Schools in South Lyon, Michigan.
Bruce Powell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Bruce is the Director of Hyperbaric Safety at the Oxford Hyperbaric Medical Center and also serves as Hyperbaric Technician.