Tyler Sexton, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Tyler Sexton, MD

Biography

Dr. Sexton is the Medical Director of Singing River Pediatrics. Dr. Sexton earned his medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine specializing in pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama.

Since 2003, Dr. Sexton has been an international motivational speaker. Dr. Sexton has spoken hundreds of times raising awareness about overcoming adversity for the disabled. He has written a book entitled God Bless These Little Legs and been featured in numerous books, articles and radio/television broadcasts around the country. Some of these programs include ABC’s 20/20, 700 Club, The God Squad, Hour of Power, The Helpline and Focus on the Family. His goal is to impact people by instilling in them an attitude of achievement regardless of the disability or situation. He strives to be a doctor who gives hope to patients instead of worst case scenarios.

His interest in Hyperbarics was initially due to his diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Sexton was told that he would never walk, talk or even see. Defying these odds and undergoing 16 surgeries, he pursued his passion of scuba diving and has climbed the ranks of recreational scuba diving and turned his passion into his career as a Hyperbaric physician. Dr. Sexton has published many papers focused on Hyperbaric Medicine and its medicinal effects in many clinical applications. Dr. Sexton mentors children with disabilities and works with many special interest groups educating them in the field of Hyperbaric Medicine. He uses this knowledge as a physician by treating countless individuals suffering from decompression illness and other hyperbaric clinical applications in the United States and abroad for anyone in need of it.

He is an American College of Hyperbaric Medicine approved training provider and also had courses approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologies. Dr. Sexton is the Vice President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, one of the two national professional organizations dedicated to serving as a medical specialty society.

Dr Sexton focuses on adult and pediatric wound care and serves as Chair of Pediatrics and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Sexton has extensive wound care experience and is a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and has achieved the honor of being appointed the Status of MAPWCA. The “Master” designation was initiated in 2010 and serves as a mechanism to recognize key opinion leaders who have impacted wound care through education, research and advocacy. These honorees are selected by an appointed APWCA committee and then approved by the Board of Directors.

Dr. Sexton Also holds certification as a Certified Hyperbaric Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH), a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) and a Diver Medic Technician (DMT). Dr. Sexton also holds Certificates of Added Qualification in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Healing.

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