Diving Medicine


Dr. Lakin has been active in diving and diving medicine since the 1970’s. He served with the Navy’s diving research program at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD during the Viet Nam War. Returning to civilian life he qualified as a Diving Medical Officer through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s training facility in Seattle. He has for many years served as a diving medicine consultant to the Diver Alert Network (DAN) and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society. He has taught SCUBA diving at the introductory and advanced levels being a certified Advanced Open Water Instructor for Scuba Schools International (SSI) as well as the YMCA and SEI programs. Dr. Lakin currently serves as Medical Consultant for Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center  as well as an expert witness for diving related incidents/accidents. Our clinic provides all manner of diving physicals including open water, dive master, instructor and commercial diver examinations. Additionally we provide medical consultation for all manner of diving related issues and injuries. Appointments may be scheduled at 952-223-3050.