We want 2013 to be the year we raise awareness of sleep disorder breathing to the community of women and men
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
The next public awareness event for Pro Player Health Alliance's "Tackle Sleep Apnea" campaign at Scripps Memorial Hospital this May will be hosted by one of the country’s most experienced and well-known doctors, Dr. Bradley Eli. By providing all solutions to sufferers of sleep apnea that are available on the market, Dr. Eli will find a way to treat any patient even if it means creating a new appliance. Part of the "Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign is traveling across the country to promote sleep apnea awareness with NFL greats who share their personal stories related to the deadly disorder.
While most sleep doctors specialize in one therapeutic approach, Dr. Eli has developed a sleep management system that puts the patient’s needs, rather than the doctor’s specialty, at the forefront. Dr. Eli and his patients discuss a variety of sleep treatment options to help assure each patient is matched to the most effective therapy.This initial approach combined with a quality management plan allows Dr. Eli to achieve a significantly higher rate of treatment compliance among his sleep patients, thereby reducing their risk of stroke, heart attack, and other sleep-related risks. Dr. Eli "strives to succeed in achieving 100% compliance" among his patients.
Although CPAP devices reduce overall apneic episodes, the oral appliances have shown to have higher adherence among patients. This goes to show there is no "better treatment" for sleep disorders; dealing with one's sleep is such a unique situation that the treatment for sleep disorders is dependent upon the patient's needs. Dr. Eli states, "I believe the diagnosis of sleep disorders is complex and multi-dimensional, requiring a specialized physician, much like cardiology or neurology. The treatment options now are equally multi-dimensional requiring an expert who understands all the options and treatment. As a head and neck specialist, I’m well-qualified to present all the options to my sleep patients and expect outcomes above the national norm".
In order to give others the best sleep possible, awareness has to be raised in the public communities throughout the country on what a good night's sleep actually is. Many people are unaware that they need to seek treatment as it has become customary for individuals to feel tired throughout the entire day. This is due to the stress put on the body from not being able to breathe for up to 10-15 times per hour while asleep.
Dr. Eli and Pro Player Health Alliance invites anyone that snores, has morning headaches, unexplained fatigue during the day and anyone who wakes up gasping for air to invest in their own health and sleep by attending this hour long free event. Come see the likes of Lincoln Kennedy, Marcus Allen, Roy Green, Mike Haynes, Mark Walczak and many more NFL greats to educate yourself on the deadly disease that is Sleep Apnea by registering for this event at http://pphasandiego.eventbrite.com/
Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scripps Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesse Ave La Jolla, CA
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
About Dr. Bradley Eli
Dr. Eli earned a post-doctoral Master’s Degree at UCLA where he received advanced training in sleep disorders. He remains the only expert with this unique skill set in the San Diego region. Dr. Eli is on the hospital staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and UCSD. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He holds multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain.