San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and owner of Gergen's Orthodontic Lab, took a bold risk by creating a new interesting way to raise awareness of the deadly disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PPHA teams up with medical experts and players across the country by hosting free events intended to educate the public on diagnosis, treatment and harmful effects of not being treated.
After treating over 150 NFL greats, PPHA teaming up with the likes of Derek Kennard, Mike Haynes, Tony Dorsett, Warren Moon, Erik Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Dermontti Dawson, Roy Green, Mark Walczak, Larry Fitzgerald and Carl Eller to speak with fans who suffer with snoring and sleep apnea has quickly become a topic worth talking about. Creating Pro Player Health Alliance has brought a new wave of awareness to the public by NFL greats sharing personal struggles, experiences and losses with sleep apnea.
Tomorrow's free PPHA event will specifically have the likes of Mike Haynes, Roy Green, Dermontti Dawson and Marcus Allen among many other NFL greats to share stories of their encounters with sleep apnea. Roy Green has had two heart attacks and two strokes while Mike Haynes, national spokesman for prostate cancer, will be sharing how sleep apnea and cancer is linked as well as an alternative treatment to CPAP. This is the first time ever that such a team has come together on the same team to "Tackle Sleep Apnea".
Pro Player Health Alliance events gather up to 500 people that are diagnosed and undiagnosed with sleep apnea. A majority of attendees report snoring, morning headaches, daytime fatigue, irritability, high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. These are all serious health issues that are linked to sleep apnea. The next event tomorrow will be hosted by Dr. Bradley Eli, who has personally treated five former NFL players already including Mike Haynes. The players say, "He is the guy to go to for sleep apnea." Registration or this event can be found at http://pphasandiego.eventbrite.com/.
Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scripps Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesse Ave La Jolla, CA
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Players Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.
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.