The staff at Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center is comprised of experienced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Physicians, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Technologists, Physician & Community Relations personnel and Office/Front Desk Management and Reception. They are compassionate individuals dedicated to providing first class patient care.
Oxygen Oasis is committed to obtain continuing medical education in both Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, to maintain the quality of care that we know you expect. Working together, we ensure that you receive the safe, quality Wound Care and Hyperbaric service you need and deserve.
Jason Friel – Director, Safety & Operations, CHS, CSWS , EMT, ACLS
Jason says his favorite things about his job are the relationships he builds with his patients and their families over the course of their treatment and celebrating the progress they make week after week. As the Director of Safety and Operations, Jason is responsible for maintaining a safe, healing environment and guiding patients through the process of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment and Wound Care from the first appointment through the last.
Jason is an experienced Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Care Technician with 4 years in the Hyperbaric/Wound Care field and 10+ years in Emergency Medical Services. He holds a BA from the University of West Florida and is an Emergency Medical Technician with an Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
Jane Darnell, Director Physician & Community Relations, BLS
Jane started her career in a dental office in Iowa. She later traveled across 32 states as an X-ray Technologist, which eventually brought her to Philadelphia where she currently resides. In 2007, Jane began working in the Hyperbaric Medicine field and it soon became her passion. She finds helping children with Autism and those suffering with neurological and autoimmune conditions very rewarding.
At Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center, Jane works with community organizations to share the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Some of the organizations she works with include: Talk About Curing Autism Now (TACA), Delaware Valley Veteran Consortium, Multiple Sclerosis, and other condition-related organizations. Much of Jane’s time is spent working with physicians who refer patients to Oxygen Oasis for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Jane also manages the Center’s events relative to patient, physician and staff education.
Jane loves being involved with the Center’s patients learning about their journey and what brought them to Oxygen Oasis for treatment. She states “it is gratifying to watch the patients and their families regain their lives through HBOT”. Being a part of a team that helps patients heal is what motivates her.
Melissa Cirafisi, Office Manager, BLS
Melissa recently joined Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center this past December, bringing with her 20+ years of experience working in the medical field at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Cardiology), Wills Eye Hospital (Retina Surgery) and Doylestown Hospital (Urology). She also worked in the field of Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery for the last 7 years alongside our Medical Director – Dr. Benjamin Lam.
Melissa’s goals are to ensure that the Center runs effectively to provide a positive experience for our patients. In her role as Office Manager, Melissa initiates the process of new patient intake and maintains the patient work-flow throughout the Center. Scheduling all patients and providing the appropriate medical history and consent forms prior to treatment.
For patients whose conditions are covered by insurance, Melissa is responsible for obtaining medical records to support the patient’s diagnosis and need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She will obtain prior authorization if required through the patient’s insurance provider. Melissa processes all insurance claims for HBOT services. Tracking all claims and incoming payments from insurance companies to ensure correct reimbursement.
Melissa states that her favorite part of her job is seeing patient’s progress throughout their treatment. “It never ceases to amaze me, the miracles that happen here”. I’m so blessed to be witness to them and part of this amazing team.