William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
When I wrote my prior blog post, “Who Controls Medicine?” I had not fully realized the extent of current problem and the impact that it is having on the field. [Full Story]
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Hopefully, the control of medicine by the insurance companies, which are not licensed to practice medicine, will change. [Full Story]
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Though I have written previously about the value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBT), it is still one of our best kept medical secrets. In the United States, we have approved just 17 indications for HBT, while Russia has 73. [Full Story]
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