Elena Schertz & Extivita RTP
Elena Schertz, NP of Extivita-RTP in North Carolina, discusses how her clinic is actively healing the injured and sick with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), including veterans, sports athletes and COVID long-haulers. She explains the proven benefits of HBOT – what it is, who are candidates for the therapy, and how each session saturates a patient’s blood plasma with oxygen for ultimate healing powers.
Extivita-RTP offers a positive environment for healing, and she encourages anyone seeking a better quality of life to come visit them and experience the wonder of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
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HBOT News podcast host, Edward diGirolamo, talks with guest, Elena Schertz, NP of Extivita-RTP, about how her clinic is actively healing the injured and sick with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), including veterans, sports athletes and COVID long-haulers. She explains the proven benefits of HBOT – what it is, who are candidates for the therapy, and how each session saturates a patient’s blood plasma with oxygen for ultimate healing powers.
Elena reveals their successes treating TBI and PTSD, and why the therapies at Extivita are even leading to the patient’s elimination of suicidal thoughts. Since veterans are at high risk of suicide due to the grave nature of combat, priority is being taken to treat these American heroes with HBOT at low or no cost. North Carolina’s veteran funding is discussed, while Elena expresses her hope that the state will eventually expand funding to include other beneficial therapies.
The topic of treating COVID long-haulers arise, and Elena makes a claim with absolute certainty that 99% of the COVID long-haulers who come through their doors are significantly better after going through HBOT sessions and nutritional IV regiments, with 95% of them eventually returning to their baseline.
Elena ends the podcast interview raving about her experienced clinical staff, explaining how they celebrate every milestone with their patients relishing in the rewards of making a difference and saving lives. They offer a positive environment for healing, and she encourages anyone seeking a better quality of life to come experience Extivita-RTP and the wonder of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Elena Schertz, NP - Clinic Manager at Extivita RTP
Elena attained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in Boston, MA. She has been practicing integrative medicine since 2010 and is currently working on her certification in functional medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Elena worked as a nurse in the pediatric oncology, cardiac, and surgical units at UNC hospitals for 15 years before deciding to work in integrative medicine. After years of working as a nurse, she decided to pursue her graduate degree, completing her masters with honors. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Elena’s passion for integrative medicine comes from her knowledge that the mind, body and psych/social/spiritual systems are not separate. The focus of Elena’s practice is to approach each of her patient’s healing process from the perspective of the whole, supported and grounded in safety and evidence-based medicine. She also maintains close consultative relationships with experts in the field to promote and enhance wellness for her patients. Elena joined the wonderful Extivita team in March 2019 and is thrilled to be a part of advancing health and wellness through hyperbaric medicine.
Extivita-RTP – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic
2012-D TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
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