NFL Legends Mike Haynes And Roy Green Host A Successful Event With Dr. Brad Eli And Pro Player Health Alliance At Scripps Memorial Hospital

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Over one hundred people find out how to get a better night's sleep as NFL legends "Tackle Sleep Apnea" with one of the most well-known sleep specialists in the country, Dr. Brad Eli.

Dr. Bradley Eli with Mike Haynes ppha pro player health alliance sleep apnea

Dr. Bradley Eli with Mike Haynes

Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) officially held another event, this one being in the La Jolla/San Diego and surrounding communities. This event included NFL greats Mike Haynes, Roy Green, Jesse Sapolu and Mark Walczak who came out to support PPHA and help spread awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). David Gergen, President of PPHA and Gergen's Orthodontic Lab, called the event a "success" with over thirty people giving information for appointments within ten minutes after the meeting had finished.

In addition to leading the way for doctors in sleep treatment across the country by speaking at “Tackling Sleep Apnea” events, Dr. Eli will be turning his head to speak in Scottsdale, AZ at the American Sleep And Breathing Academy's Inaugural Meeting on Friday. One of his key speaking points will be on the benefits of having multiple treatments available at one location as opposed to having one or the other; oral appliance and CPAP. Dr. Eli is most known for his ability to find a nonsurgical treatment, even if it means trying everything there is on the market.

“Spreading awareness at these events and screenings and through radio and television has been wonderful. I believe by spreading awareness we can save lives” said David Gergen. This event and the events that will follow are co-sponsored by Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab who will provide free oral appliances to qualified attendees. The goal of the event and national campaign titled "Tackling Sleep Apnea" is to generate as much awareness about sleep apnea and encourage attendees to get tested and diagnosed.

Dr. Bradley Eli's event with Pro Player Health Alliance was one of the best yet. David Gergen said, "Brad and his staff are a blast to work with. They have been professional, hard working and very friendly throughout this whole time." Dr. Eli has treated more Hall Of Fame NFL players for sleep apnea than any other doctor who has hosted a PPHA event. For anyone that missed the event, Dr. Eli can be contacted by going to his website at

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.

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.

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