Patient Mentor Profile

Mark Arellano


Diagnosed in 1997

"I stay home now and take care of my young daughter, grandson, and all the household chores. I'm the leader of two PH support groups. I stay as active as possible. I have a positive outlook and a great support team behind me."

About Mark:

  • Born in 1960
  • Lives in New Mexico
  • Type of PH: Idiopathic
  • Languages: English

Mark feels comfortable discussing his experiences with:

  • infused medication
  • oral medication
  • working with PH
  • traveling with PH
  • communicating with medical personnel
  • communicating with children about PH
  • organizing medical records
  • local support groups
  • online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)

Contact Mark:

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