My name is Stephen Petty (Steve) and I would like to introduce myself as your AlphaNet Patient Services Coordinator.
I live in Colchester, CT with my wife of 46 years, Faithe. We have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
I served 4 years with the Navy submarine service and was discharged in 1969. From there I started working in retail management with a pharmacy chain. After 14 years, I went into business for myself designing and remodeling independent pharmacies in the northeast, retiring in 2005.
My journey with Alpha-1 will sound very familiar to most of you. I started seeing pulmonologists in my mid 30s and was diagnosed with asthma, chronic bronchitis and post nasal drip. I started with a new pulmonologist in October 2005 and was diagnosed with Alpha-1 and Emphysema. My first reaction was, “What is Alpha-1?” I started with my augmentation therapy in December 2005. The journey has continued over the past 9 years including 7 years in the transplant program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. However, after remaining stable for several years, I was released from the program.
Before taking this position, I served as the Support Group leader of the Connecticut Nutmeggers. One of the things I have learned about the Alpha community from attending support group meetings, national conferences and education days is that this is one heck of a hard working family.
I look forward and am very excited about this new adventure of serving more of the Alpha-1 family.
Coordinator: Stephen Petty (Steve)
Phone: (844) 294-2126
State/Province/Territories: Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, W. Virgina
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Product: Shire (Aralast /Glassia)