Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Diving Medicine & Hyperbaric Therapy


A life long diver, Dr. Bigelow will do fitness evaluation for diving at her O’Farrell Street Office. She also practices Hyperbaric Medicine encompassing patient issues such as decompression sickness, problem wound healing, specific infectious issues, graft and flap failure, crush injuries, acute peripheral ischemia, and acute hearing loss to name a few.

Hyperbaric Therapy is covered by most insurances for the following disease entities:

  • Diabetic wound care
  • Radiation tissue damage (including osteoradionecrosis)
  • Thermal burns
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps after surgery
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
  • Air or gas embolism (from diving, indwelling catheters or laparoscopy)
  • Decompression sickness
  • Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Necrotixing soft tissue infections (subcutaneous tissue, muscle, fascia)
  • Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Hyperbaric consultation is done through Hyperbaric Medical Services:

2107 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone (415) 673-7515
Fax: (415) 829-7632

Map & Directions

Receptionist hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm
Office Hours: Tuesday 1pm-5pm, Wednesday 9am-Noon,
Thursday 9am-Noon

For patient scheduling or non-urgent issues please feel free to leave a message at (415) 673-7515. Messages will be retrieved and answered during regular business hours 5 days a week.  

For urgent matters, Dr Bigelow or the on-call physician can be reached at (415) 551-9029.

Prescription refills: Please have your pharmacy send the refill request electronically if possible. Otherwise have your pharmacy fax the request to (415) 829-7632.  Please allow 72-hour turn around time.

More information on Dive Medicine: Divers Alert Network