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Seminar on June 14 to focus on hyperbaric medicine

Ventura, California, 05/26/2011

Hyperbaric medicine – use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure to heal problem wounds – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, June 14.

Dr. John Tesman, a local hyperbarics and chronic wound care specialist, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, located at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

The seminar will provide an introduction to hyperbaric medicine with information on the diagnosis and treatment of difficult wounds. Dr. Tesman also will talk about CMHS’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing while explaining:

  • What causes non-healing wounds;
  • How hyperbaric chambers work and what they treat;
  • How wound care centers heal difficult wounds;
  • If you are a candidate for specialized wound care.

Dr. Tesman is board certified in emergency medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine and is a Fellow of the College of Chronic Wound Care Specialists. He is the medical director for the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Space is limited, so call 805/652-5436 for reservations, or go to

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.