San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
With a "Tackle Sleep Apnea" event on the horizon, members of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) have been heavily involved in spreading awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and details of the event in the California community. PPHA has focused largely in part on reaching out to former NFL players and American Legion posts around the valley.
In addition to promoting sleep apnea awareness at local American Legion posts, the PPHA has also recommended NFL greats and Honeywell employees such as Mitch Fletcher, Chief Engineer of the Human Space Business Segment at Honeywell, get treated for OSA. Mr. Fletcher, like many others, has gone years without knowing of the possibility that OSA could be affecting him. After hearing about the deadly disorder from David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance, Mr. Fletcher went in to get treated immediately.
Mr. Fletcher directly supervises over 360 engineers on a daily basis and expresses how important it is to be alert and awake for the entire day. After just one week of wearing the appliance, he noticed a significant difference in the lack of fatigue he had compared to how he felt during the day before being treated. Mr. Fletcher also found an interesting side effect; in a week's time without changing his day-to-day routine, he found out he had lost five pounds. After being treated for sleep apnea with an oral appliance, Mitch said, "I cannot remember having this good of sleep since I was a boy. I'm glad I was paying attention to Mr. Gergen and the work he was doing; I was able to get in fairly quickly to be treated."
To follow Pro Player Health Alliance and find out about upcoming events, like them on Facebook. The next event will be hosted by Dr. Bradley Eli, one of the country’s most experienced and well-known doctors. Dr. Eli has an unrivaled work ethic and strives for 100% patient compliance. He is willing to go through every nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea there is available to make sure his patient gets good night sleep. Registration for 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 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 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. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 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. 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.