Patient Mentor Profile
Diagnosed in 2003
"I lead a PH support group and edit a newsletter for the PH community in South Carolina. I am an architect specializing in historic preservation but went on disability several years ago. I now volunteer with the State Historic Preservation Office."
- Born in 1957
- Lives in South Carolina
- Type of PH: Idiopathic
- Languages: English
Doug feels comfortable discussing his experiences with:
- infused medication
- inhaled medication
- oral medication
- supplementary oxygen
- cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation
- depression and mental health issues
- traveling with PH
- communicating with medical personnel
- legislative advocacy
- local support groups
- online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)
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.
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.