Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 06, 2014
Dental members of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) have gained exclusivity to Living Heart Foundation's (LHF) HOPE Program evaluations in several NFL cities across the country with Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) and sponsored by the NFLPA. Overseeing the sleep apnea is David Gergen, President of PPHA. After he was appointed as the Sleep Apnea Director and General Dentistry Director of LHF's HOPE Program, he chose to only partner with dentists who are members of the ASBA due to their professionalism, experience, intelligence, quality of practice and much more.
Doctors who have taken part in these types of evaluations with Mr. Gergen include Dr. Sugg, Dr. Bernstein, Dr. Briggs, Dr. Eli, Dr. Seltzer, Dr. Rein and Dr. Core. The HOPE Program will continue in Seattle on September 7, 2014 at the University of Washington Medical Center Regional Heart Center with Dr. Lance Timmerman DMD, Dr. Steve Carstensen DDS and Dr.Teresa Jacobs MD who were named Dentistry & Sleep Medicine Providers for NFL Former Players Association Seattle Chapter.
Over 50 former players are expected to attend for what promises to be another successful HOPE Program health evaluation. These health evaluations consist of extensive tests and evaluations focused on, but not limited to, extensive blood testing, pulmonary function testing, dental evaluations and sleep apnea screening/testing.
If you would like to find out more about the HOPE Program, please visit http://www.livingheartfoundation.org. The website is frequently updated with a list of upcoming health evaluations. Check it out to see if the HOPE Program is coming to an NFL city near you.
About Living Heart Foundation
The Living Heart Foundation (LHF) is a nonprofit organization under IRS 501 (c) (3) code. The LHF was initially funded by a grant from the Edison Foundation. Subsequently, Funding sources and donations have been obtained from companies like Covidien, Pfizer, Meridian Health System, Siemens, Professional Athletes Foundation, and from individual sources. The LHF was established by Arthur J. Roberts, MD in April 2001 to combat sudden cardiac death and to provide cardiovascular risk stratification with early preventive intervention for cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic conditions through on-site screening and integrated follow-up health programs. The LHF has published 10 peer review papers related to CV risk in college students & athletes, as well as former NFL athletes.
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. This has been stepped up by working though The Living Heart Foundation and its HOPE program sponsored by the NFLPA. The PPHA was created David Gergen, President of Gergens Orthodontic Laboratories and Former NFL legends.
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT, rolled out of bed on December 4, 1982 and had his career ah ha moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. David Gergen opened his family-owned orthodontic lab in Phoenix, AZ in 1986 and now employees over 80 people. David Gergen 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 received a lifetime achievement award by the Gelb Academy as Americas greatest Orthodontic technician of all time, in 2012. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. Gergen and his father John Gergen began Gergen Orthodontic Lab in 1984 and have grown it into one of the most respected labs in the country. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004. David is the Dental Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and he has also taken a spot at Tufts University teaching seminars for the Continuing-Ed program on Dental Sleep Medicine.