Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, founder of the Neubauer Hyperbaric Neurologic Center (NHNC), was one of the best- known and respected physicians practicing in the rapidly progressing field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Neubauer said, "I have never had any occupational desire other than to be a doctor."
He majored in Chemistry and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was awarded his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he was elected in to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
After completing residencies in Wilmington and Richmond, Dr. Neubauer became Chief of Special Medicines at Philadelphia General.
In 1962, he began a successful internal medicine practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Just a decade later, in 1972 he established the first HBOT center in South Florida, after being impressed with the healing effects of oxygen. NHNC is believed to be the original medical center specializing in the neurological applications of hyperbaric oxygenation and the potentially recoverable brain.
"We were the first to be able to digitize and color-code the volume of potentially recoverable brain cells. and the first to bring them back through the use of HBOT."