Patient Stories: Take Control Of Your Health

Suzi G.’s asthma was so severe that she was scared to participate in normal activities. Things she enjoyed like spending time with animals, exercising, or even spending time outside were such a risk that she would avoid them entirely. As a child, she often avoided normal “kid stuff” for fear of an asthma attack.

However, with Dr. Apaliski’s assistance, Suzi was able to take control of her asthma. Through her work with Dr. Apaliski, she says she now has “control of my own health!”

During her treatment, Suzi and Dr. Apaliski sought to find the correct medication and established guidelines to guarantee she took it regularly. However – the medication alone wasn’t the only thing that helped her beat her asthma. “It was also key,” she said, “that Dr. Apaliski listened to me, and I trusted his expertise and knowledge.”

Suzi and Dr. Apaliski formed a partnership. “He treated me as a person, not as a number,” Suzi said. “This sounds so simple, but it has been my experience this is very rare. He listened to what had not worked in the past and included me in the plan of attack!  This helped me to know I was in control of beating my own asthma and not a “victim.” My whole life I was told to “just breathe,” but was not given the tools or the confidence to do that. Since many times asthma is worsened by stress, a part of controlling it is a positive, confident mindset. That is accomplished so much easier when you are part of a team!”

I Was Constantly Fighting for Air

Erich S., a patient of Dr. Apaliski, suffered from severe seasonal and cat dander allergies. As he fought his allergies, Erich was unable to sleep through the night. “I was constnatly fighting for air,” he said.

Dr. Apaliski defined a three-prong approach to beat Erich’s asthma:

  1. Erich was to avoid all direct with cat dander, washing before bed to eliminate all daily irritants.
  2. Erich’s bedroom had to become a cat and dust free zone.
  3. Erich was to adopt a routine of breathing treatments, as well as a rescue inhaler when needed.

The three-prog approached worked and Erich’s breathing normalized!

Erich summed up his treatment by saying,

Dr. Apaliski listened closely to my situation and studied my allergy test results to determine the cause and or causes of my reactions and then we worked together to see which treatments worked best to beat my asthma.   I continue to follow the regiment and treatment that works and through follow up visits with Dr. Apaliski we continue to adjust treatment as needed to maintain optimum breathing.

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Patient Stories: Take Control Of Your Health

Suzi G.’s asthma was so severe that she was scared to participate in normal activities. Things she enjoyed like spending time with animals, exercising, or even spending time outside were such a risk that she would avoid them entirely. As a child, she often avoided normal “kid stuff” for fear of an asthma attack.

However, with Dr. Apaliski’s assistance, Suzi was able to take control of her asthma. Through her work with Dr. Apaliski, she says she now has “control of my own health!”

During her treatment, Suzi and Dr. Apaliski sought to find the correct medication and established guidelines to guarantee she took it regularly. However – the medication alone wasn’t the only thing that helped her beat her asthma. “It was also key,” she said, “that Dr. Apaliski listened to me, and I trusted his expertise and knowledge.”

Suzi and Dr. Apaliski formed a partnership. “He treated me as a person, not as a number,” Suzi said. “This sounds so simple, but it has been my experience this is very rare. He listened to what had not worked in the past and included me in the plan of attack!  This helped me to know I was in control of beating my own asthma and not a “victim.” My whole life I was told to “just breathe,” but was not given the tools or the confidence to do that. Since many times asthma is worsened by stress, a part of controlling it is a positive, confident mindset. That is accomplished so much easier when you are part of a team!”

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I Was Constantly Fighting for Air

Erich S., a patient of Dr. Apaliski, suffered from severe seasonal and cat dander allergies. As he fought his allergies, Erich was unable to sleep through the night. “I was constnatly fighting for air,” he said.

Dr. Apaliski defined a three-prong approach to beat Erich’s asthma:

  1. Erich was to avoid all direct with cat dander, washing before bed to eliminate all daily irritants.
  2. Erich’s bedroom had to become a cat and dust free zone.
  3. Erich was to adopt a routine of breathing treatments, as well as a rescue inhaler when needed.

The three-prog approached worked and Erich’s breathing normalized!

Erich summed up his treatment by saying,

Dr. Apaliski listened closely to my situation and studied my allergy test results to determine the cause and or causes of my reactions and then we worked together to see which treatments worked best to beat my asthma.   I continue to follow the regiment and treatment that works and through follow up visits with Dr. Apaliski we continue to adjust treatment as needed to maintain optimum breathing.

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