About Us

Hyperbaric Medicine Inc. (HMI) was established 5 years ago to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to both local and distant patients. Patients have traveled to our facility for hyperbaric oxygen treatments from Colorado, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Korea, and of course Florida . We have evolved from our one original monoplace chamber to 6 Sechrist rigid monoplace chambers in our two locations, Fort Walton Beach and Destin FL. We are continuing to expand our facility to meet the needs for hyperbaric therapy. Our largest area of expansion involves hyperbaric oxygen treatments for neurologically challenged children and adults. These conditions include Autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, strokes, developmental delays, ADHD, cerebral manifestations of Lyme disease, and others.

At HMI we treat children as young as 12 months. Our treatment protocol for neurological conditions is 1.5 ATA (17ft) on 100% oxygen for 60 minutes. Patients may receive 2 treatments a day if treatments are separated by at least 3 hours. All hyperbaric oxygen treatments are in Sechrist rigid monoplace chambers. These chambers meet the highest safety standards of any hyperbaric chambers in the USA and the World. Patients are not required to wear hoods, and parents are not required to be in the chamber with their child. All parents are welcome to remain next to the chamber during the treatment period. The chambers are totally clear and our Certified Hyperbaric Technicians have constant visual contact with the children. The chambers have an open microphone which allows us to hear the children at all times. There is also a microphone on the chamber that allows the parents and staff to have direct communication with the children. Our only goal is to provide safe, affordable and effective hyperbaric oxygen treatments for our patients in a friendly, happy environment.

Dr. Zant & Credentials

dr zant imageDr. Eddie Zant M.D. is the founder and medical director of HMI. Dr. Zant is American Board Certified in both Hyperbaric Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Zant has been in the practice of Medicine in the local area for the past 30+ years. He is past President of the Medical Staff at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and was Chief of Anesthesia for 6 years. Dr. Zant has completed the Defeat Autism Now training program and is actively involved in the treatment of Autistic children.

C.V. for Dr. Albert Edwin Zant Jr., M.D.
Medical Director

Medical License Numbers- Florida-ME20088, Georgia 012603

September 1960 to June 1964

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • BA Degree

August 1964 to June 1968

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • MD Degree
  • 1120 Fifteenth St, Augusta, Georgia 30912

July 1968 to June 1969

  • University of Miami Medical School, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Rotating Internship
  • 1611 NW 12th Ave. Miami, Florida 33136-1094

July 1969 to June 1971

  • U.S. Army Medical Officer (This facility is now closed)
  • Sierra Army Depot
  • Herlong , California

July 1971 to June 1972

  • General Practice of Medicine
  • The Pelham Clinic
  • 167 Hand Ave, West Pelham, Georgia 31779

July 1972 to June 1974

  • Resident in Anesthesia
  • University of Florida Medical School
    Shands Teaching Hospital
  • 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida 32610

July 1974 to Present

  • Private Practice of Medicine
  • 913 A Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547


  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Preventive medicine - Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Past President of Medical Staff

  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Chairman, Department of Anesthesia, Six Years

  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
    1000 MarWalt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547