OXFORD RECOVERY CENTER
Things happen for a
Innovative Health - Spring 2018
reason. Ten years ago,
when Tami Peterson,
Center (ORC), that
reason was to provide
patients with hyperbaric oxygen
therapy (HBOT). HBOT is a treatment
gaining a lot of attention recently and
used for a range of conditions showing
Dr. Peterson, founder and CEO of
ORC and her family experienced the
challenges of living life with a disabled
child when her young daughter
contracted a deadly form of viral
encephalitis in 2006. It was a traumatic
ordeal that brought the family to the
brink of desperation and her young
daughter to the brink of death. It
was an emotional journey, where Dr.
Peterson first struggled to convince
doctors that non-traditional treatment
That personal experience led her to
establish Oxford Recovery Center
so that the life-changing HBOT
treatments could be made available to
others in need.
As Dr. Peterson began to see how
HBOT was helping many different
conditions, she continued her research
and found other therapies that,
when combined, produce synergy
that results in taking patients to a
more complete recovery. She was
determined to do all she could to help
individuals get their lives back, and
so she expanded the treatments and
therapies offered at ORC.
Like a seed falling on good soil, ORC
has grown and expanded both its
geographic footprint and treatment
options. It took root and has grown.
The growth brought Dr. Peterson’s
vision of recovery to a greater reality.
“We knew many families were facing
the same challenges we faced in trying
to improve the quality of a loved one’s
life, find a treatment that worked,
manage and provide 24/7 caregiving,
and then pay for it all, we had no
idea of the need... no idea at all,” she
explained. As the realization of the
need became clear to her, so did the
path to follow.
“We added treatment therapies and
additional locations as we were able.
And going forward, that is what we
will continue to do,” Dr. Peterson
explained. “We will continue to
expand our services with the best
equipment, technology and people in
order to provide care and support to
those who need it most.”
Recently, Christian Bogner, M.D.
joined ORC as medical director. Dr.
Bogner brings more than 10 years
of experience with autism. He is a
father of four, including one child
affected with severe autism. Dr. Bogner
consults with parents and patients in
the areas of autism, autoimmune and
gastrointestinal problems, expanding
ORC’s integrative approach to health.
“Concurrent with an expanded and
comprehensive autism treatment
program, our vision is to get to know
each patient, assess the condition,
and generate a detailed individualized
therapeutic plan,” Dr. Bogner said,
adding that a major focus of his efforts
will be to assist in restructuring the
Center’s autism treatment program into
the leading program in Michigan.
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