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J THOMAS MILLINGTON MD at Nirvana

J. THOMAS MILLINGTON, JR., MD

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:                      

Undergraduate: Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. BS.’65

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa  MD. 1969

Internship:  Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. 1969-1970

Residency:  Ventura County General Hospital, Ventura, Ca. Family Practice 1970-1972.

Specialty Training:  Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Key Biscayne, Fla. 1983

MILITARY SERVICE:         

U S Army, Madigan Army Medical Center, Dept of Family Practice, Ft. Lewis, Wa 1972-1974

MEDICAL PRACTICE:       

1974-1997 Family Practice, Thousand Oaks, Ca

1983 – Present, Wound Treatment & Hyperbaric Medicine

CERTIFICATIONS:             

American Board of Family Practice: 1972 plus recertification every 7 years

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Preventative Medicine: Subspecialty Boards in Hyperbaric Medicine 2002; Recertified 2012

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine Boards 1990

Diplomate and Certified Wound Specialist, American Academy of Wound Management. October 1998

Fellow, American College of Certified Wound Specialists, 2005, Recertified Yearly Since Then

APPOINTMENTS:              

Wound Management  Solo Practice

2166 N. Moorpark  Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca 91360 May 2008 to present

Wound Managemnt  Arroyo Oaks Medical Associates

2230 Lynn Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca 91360  2006-2008

 

Medical Director of St John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine Dept, 1993 to 2005.

Medical Staff:  St John’s Regional Med. Center and St  John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital since 1993.

Medical Staff:  Los Robles Regional Med. Center since 1974

Medical Staff:  Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, Ca. 2009 – to present

Medical Staff:  Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital 2007-present

Medical Staff:   Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, Ca. 2007 to 17 April 2010

Chief of Family Practice Dept Los Robles Med. Center 1976-77.

Secretary-Treasurer Los Robles Med. Center Staff 1979-80.

Board of Trustees of Los Robles Med. Center 1990-93.

Chairman of Board of Trustees Los Robles Med. Center 1992-93.

Board of Directors:  Sub Ocean Safety

Board of Directors:  Historical Diving Society

Board of Advisors, Marine Tech Dept, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, Ca

Board of Advisors:  College of Oceaneering, San Pedro, Ca

Medical Advisor Ventura County Sheriff’s Underwater

Search & Rescue Dept 2001 - present

Medical Director National Polytechnic College of Oceaneering Hyperbaric Medicine Tech. Associates in Science Program 2005 - present.

Medical Director Santa Barbara City College Marine Tech Program.  2004-present

Member Diving Board-University of California Santa Barbara 2004 – present

Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Paradigm Medical Management, August 2010 to present

Diving Medical Officer, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Harbor Patrol, Homeland Security Diving Office. November 2010 - present

PAPERS PUBLISHED:

Decompression Sickness in the Mosquito Coast.  South Pacific Undersea Medical Society Journal, 1995.

Millington J, Norris T.  Effective Treatment Strategies for Diabetic Foot Wound. J Fam Pract 2000; 49(suppl)240-48.

Physical Standards for Scuba Divers. Journal of the American Board of Family Physicians; Sept 1988

Triggerfish Bite, an Unusual Marine Hazard.  Journal of Wilderness Medicine; March 1990

Marine Microbiology of Rocas Alijos. Journal of Wilderness Medicine; 1992.

Schiltz K, Ary K, Satz P, Millington T. Attentional Consequences of Healthy Divers.  Pacific Undersea Medical Society Journal,  Spring 2001.

Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. J Home Health Care Consultant; March 1999

A Short History of Decompression Chambers.  Historical Diver, Summer, 2000

Millington JT, Ellenzweig, JM.  The Management and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds in the Elderly.  Journal of Long Term Health Care.  Vol 11, No.1, Jan

Millington JT, Ellenzweig,JM, Schiltz, KL.  Carbon Monoxide: Identification of Delayed Sequelae and Occult Exposure.  Hyperbaric Medicine Today, Spring Issue 2004

Millington, JT, Ellenzweig, JM.  The Comprehensive Therapy of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.  Comprehensive Therapy.  March, 2005

ABSTRACTS:

Gallway, Millington, Van Gorp.  Neuropsychological Consequences of Hyperbaric Nitrogen Narcosis.  International Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Meeting, Amsterdam,1991

Gallway, Millington, Van Gorp.  Neuropsychological Consequences of Hyperbaric Nitrogen Narcosis II.  European Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society, Australia 1991.

PAPERS GIVEN:

Bugelli, Yim, Malian, Millington.  Hyperbaric Oxygen as Adjunctive Therapy for Rattlsnake Envenomation. Southern Medical Assoc Conference, New Orleans 1999

Neuropsychological Aspects of Nitrogen Narcosis. Pacific Chapter, Undersea and Hyperbaric Med Society. San Francisco, 1990

Delayed Treatment of Decompression Sickness Pacific Chapter, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Victoria B C. 1988

Cordell Expeditions: Medical Aspects of Research Diving. 1989; Pacific Chapter UHMS Annual Meeting

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Chronic Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Valuable Diagnostic Tool.  Schiltz & Millington. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting, 1992.

Lobster Divers of the Mosquito Coast—An Epidemic of Decompression Sickness.  Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society International Meeting, Halifax, 1992.

The Marine Microbiology of Rocas Alijos.  Pacific Coast Chapter Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Meeting 1992

An Epidemic of Decompression Sickness in La Mosquitia: A Modern Day Tragedy.  Tech ’94; New Orleans 1994.

No-Tech Diving:  An Epidemic of Decompression Sickness in the Mosquito Coast. South Pacific Undersea Medical Society Annual Meeting; Maldives, 1996.

Marine Microbiology.  Third Annual Diver Rescue Workshop, Oxnard Ca. 1993.

The Multidisciplinary Approach to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.  Millington & Schiltz;  Annual Neuropsychology Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.  Oct. 1997.

New Trends in Diabetic Foot Wound Care.  Speakers Bureau for Ortho McNeill Pharmaceuticals.

Wound Bed Preparation.  Speakers Bureau for Smith Nephews Pharmaceuticals.

Unusual Etiologies of Nonhealing Wounds; Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Calciphylaxis.  Presented to Annual Scientific Meeting of West Coast Chapter of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Las Vegas, 2001

Autologous Platelet Gel and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  Presented to Annual Scientific Meeting of West Coast Chapter of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, San Diego, Sept 10 2004.

The Year of the Diabetic Foot.  CME presentation to medical staff of Los Robles Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, Ca 14 Oct ’05; Ventura Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Ca 4 Oct ’05;Ventura Count Medical Center, Ventura, Dec ‘05 Centinela Freeman Medical Center, Marina del Ray, 11 Nov 05; Kaiser Medical Center Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park, 15 Dec ’05, Pacific Alliance Medical Center, Los Angeles, March 2007

New Directions in Wound Care.  Citrus Valley Medical Cneter, Intercommunity Campus, Covina, April 2007

Diving Medicine 2007/  Simi Valley Medical Center, Simi Valley, June 07

PRESENTATIONS;

Diabetic Foot Wound Care.  Presentation given numerous times as a speaker for Organogenesis.  Audiences mainly podiatrists and wound care physicians and nurses.

New Concepts in Lower Extremity Wound Care  Presentation given to physicians nurses and podiatrists for Smith Nephew Pharmaceuticals at Sherman Oaks Wound Care Center, 2002 and also Spanish Hills Country Club, 2004

New Trends in Diabetic Foot Wound Care.  Many presentations around the country for Ortho McNeil 1998 to present.

Wound Care for Johnson & Johnson’s  Speaker’s Bureau on Regranex, Promogran and Prisma, i.e. Evidence Based Wound Care for Ulcers, Merced Wound Care Center, 11 March 2008, Same lecture Bakersfield Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics dinner meeting 11 March 2008

Diabetic Foot Wounds.  Presentations for Fresno Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Dept September 2007 and Bakersfield Community Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine staff July 2007

HBOT:  When Is It Appropriate for Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

18 Feb 2009.  Kern County Association of Diabetic Nurse Specialists and Instructors

Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors Course Jan ’09 and yearly for past 12 years.  Dive Medicine and Decompression  Illness Lecture

St Vincent’s Medical Center, Los Angeles.  The Diabetic Foot Wound Management.  CME Luncheon lecture.  4 June 2009

Current Concepts in Wound Management.  Los Robles Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, Sept 2007; Tri-Cities Medical Center Wound Conference for Home Health Nurses and E T Nurses 2 Nov 2007, Wound Care Seminar, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, March 7, 3008

Hyperbaric Medicine and the Chronic Wound.  Hemet Valley Medical Center Wound Care Workshop, 3 November 2007; also presented to Physician’s Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Department, El Paso, Texas, 29 April 2008

Diabetc Foot Ulcer Care.  L A County Podiatric Association, 16 Dec 2008

Maximizing Reimbursements & ROI with Bioengineered Skin Substitutes & Growth Factors.  Advancing Wound Healing for Hospitals & Freestanding Clinics, Chicago, Il. 1 July 2009

Evidence Based Diabetic Ulcer Care.  Northern California Podiatric Association, October 27, 2009.  Modesto Ca

New Directions in Wound Care.  23 December 2009, Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura Ca

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:  When is it Appropriate for Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Chronic Osteomyelitis?  Advanced Wound Seminar, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, Ca 23 Jan ‘10

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:  When is it Appropriate, Why Does it Work?  Certified Wound Specialists of S California quarterly meeting, Feb 24, 2010 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Learning When Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Appropriate of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Chronic Osteomyelitis and Developing the Proper Steps to Insure Reimbursement from Third Party Payers  June 23, 2010. The 3rd Advancing Wound Healing for Hospitals & Freestanding Clinics: West Coast .  San Diego, Ca

Paradigm Annual Hyperbaric Medicine Meeting, El Segundo, Ca 25 Feb 2012.  Indications for Hyperbaric Treatments; Air Breaks: When, Where and Why; Documentation and Coding.

Evidence Based Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Symposium, St Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, Oct 5, 2012

“It Gives Me Great Pressure…”  Presentation to about 75 people at the Oaks Mall for Los Robles Hospital Public Medical Presentations  24 Oct 13

TEACHING

Diving Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine each semester for Santa Barbara City College Marine Tech Dept from 1995 to present

Hyperbaric Medicine for Polytechnic College of Oceaneering and Engineering Certified Hyperbaric Technician Course every quarter since 2001

Diving Medicine and Near Drowning course for Ventura County Sheriff’s Underwater Search & Rescue Team

Hyperbaric Medicine and Chronic Wound Care.  Advanced Wound Care Workshop sponsored by Paradigm Medical Management, Palm Springs, May 2007

Chronic Wounds:  Evaluation and Treatment. Evidence-Based Adjunctive Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis, Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Late Effects of Radiation.  April 17, 2010. Sierra Nevade Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Dept, Grass Valley, Ca

An Update On Diving Medicine.  Santa Barbara Dive Refresher & Rescue Workshop  May 8, 2010 University of California at Santa Barbara

Paradigm Medical Management Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Course; 40 hour CME for physicians and RNs, 25-27 October 2010.  20 hours of course taught by Dr Millington

Paradigm Medical Management Hyperbaric  and Wound Care Course for Pittsburgh Medical Center, Apr 28 thru May 2nd 2011, total of 40 hours with Dr Millington teaching about ½ of course.

Evidence Based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Refractory Osteomyelitis.  11 May 2011, El Paso, Texas

Evidence Based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Refractory Osteomyelitis 17 May 2011.  Apple Valley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, Apple Valley, Ca

Evidence Based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  For Sierra Nevada Medical Center, Grass Valley, Ca. 2 June 2011

Paradigm Medical Management Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Course; 40 hour CME for physicians, RNs and CHTs, 21-25 July, Redondo Beach, Ca  About 20 hours taught by Dr Millington

Approved Conditions for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Evaluation of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Candidate. 28 July 2011 Fresno, Calif given to physicians and staff of St Agnes Hospital Wound, Ostomy, and Hyperbaric Center

Physician Related Problems in the Hyperbaric Unit—What Can the CHT Do?  Paradigm Annual Scientific Workshop, San Luis Obispo, Ca 1 Oct 2011

Coding and Documentation Issues in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; Sierra Nevada Hospital Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, March 2012

Coding and Documentation Issues in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; Los Alamitos Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, Apr 10, 2012

New Conditions for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and a Review of Proper Coding and Documentation.  U of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. 5 June 2012

Paradigm Medical Management Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Course; 40 hour CME for physicians, RNs and CHTs, 30 Nov-3 Dec 2012, Norwalk, Ca.

Annual Paradigm Scientific Meeting, Indain Wells, Ca  Oct 18 2013  Selection of Hyperbaric Candidates for Medical Directors

SOCIETIES:

 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

 South Pacific Undersea Medical Society

The Wound Healing Society

 Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

American Medical Association

California Medical Association

Explorer’s Club

Founding Member and Vice-President:  Channel Islands Council of Divers.

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