Bay Area Hyperbarics

Welcome Our Two New Nurse Practitioners: Michelle Steiny and Suzanne White

By Lisa St. John, M.S.
Welcome Our Two New Nurse Practitioners: Michelle Steiny and Suzanne White

Meet our two nurse practitioners, who joined Bay Area Hyperbarics in May, 2023

Bay Area Hyperbarics is quite proud to announce the addition of two exceptionally experienced, competent and compassionate Nurse Practitioners to our medical staff:

  • Michelle Steiny, MSN, CNS, NP-C
  • Suzanne White, BSN, RN, NP

Our goal is to continue to provide you with exquisite care, and to ensure you have all the time you need with a medical providers to help you understand your treatment and progress, to answer any questions you might have, and guide you along your journey with us. From the time you first talk with a member of our staff until you have finished your treatments, we want you to feel our team’s ongoing support. Indeed, many of our patients have remarked that we support them like they are a precious family member. This is exactly why Michelle and Suzanne are here: Because they care deeply about you and your treatment time with us.

The next time you visit Bay Area Hyperbarics, reach out and ask to meet them both. Either Michelle or Suzanne will work with you throughout your treatment. They will help you understand hyperbarics and what to expect as your treatment progresses. They will talk with you frequently and communicate with your physician and care team about your progress.

Michelle Steiny, MSN, CNS, NP-C

Michelle is a Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience in helping patients manage their health and work through health problems in outpatient settings. She is dedicated to improving her patients’ overall health and wellness through medicine and science. She believes in a holistic approach to healthcare. This includes preventive care to improve patients’ quality of life, such as nutrition, movement, exercise and lifestyle modifications enhanced by recent science and medication management. She provides her patients with personalized care that addresses their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Michelle is committed to staying up to date with the latest research and advancements in healthcare and is always looking for new ways to improve patient outcomes.

In Michelle’s own words, “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), first identified in the 1600’s, was developed in the 1800’s to treat decompression sickness. HBOT is known to be an effective method to regenerate and protect soft tissue in non-healing diabetic wounds, thereby reducing amputations. HBOT helps promote graft and skin flap healing, promotes healing of thermal wounds, and promotes healing before and after surgery. Early treatment has been shown to reduce idiopathic hearing loss.

HBOT has also been shown to maintain retinal oxygenation Central Retinal Artery Occlusion. Recent studies show promise in improving overall health by reducing inflammation. Studies in Israel and Florida show HBOT appears to stimulate stem cells, reduce inflammation and maintain telomere length and are looking to HBOT to improve overall health and longevity. 

I am excited to join the worldwide hyperbaric medical community and be able to provide HBOT to our patients and families here in the Bay Area.”

Suzanne White, BSN, RN, NP

Suzanne is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 18 years of healthcare experience. Although new to Hyperbarics, her passion for providing patients with the highest quality of care has been consistent throughout her career. She appreciates in particular that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a unique and effective treatment that can help patients with a wide range of medical conditions, from chronic wounds to radiation injuries. She is committed to educating her patients about the benefits (and potential risks) of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She is passionate about her work and takes great pride in helping her patients achieve their health and wellness goals.

In Suzanne’s own words, “I strive to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness through personalized treatment plans and compassionate care. I am excited to share my knowledge and expertise with you and look forward to helping you on your journey to better health. If you are interested in learning more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it may benefit you, I am always available to answer any questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact me to schedule a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you soon!”

Lisa St. John, M.S.
Lisa St. John, M.S.
Clinic Director and Founder

Lisa is our Clinic Director and Founder. She earned her Master’s degree from Harvard University, completed a Fellowship at Stanford University, and has spent the last 30 years working in the healthcare field.

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