Patient Email Mentor
This PHA PHriend is currently on break. We have many other PHriends available to help you. If you have any concerns please email Outreach@PHAssociation.org or call 301-565-3004x777.
Patient Mentor Profile
Diagnosed in 2005
"I'm a retired elementary school teacher with grown children and two grandchildren. I love to read mysteries and play on the computer."
- Born in 1953
- Lives in Texas
- Type of PH: Idiopathic
- Languages: English
Marcia feels comfortable discussing her experiences with:
- oral medication
- infused medication
- supplementary oxygen
- cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation
- depression and mental health issues
- traveling with PH
- communicating with medical personnel
- organizing medical records
- legislative advocacy
- media awareness
- clinical trials
- local support groups
- online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)
Disclaimer: PHA PHriends are available to provide hope and support to PH patients and caregivers. They are not intended to provide medical advice on individual matters, which should be obtained directly from a physician.