Hi, my name is Junior (JR) Lawler and I would like to introduce myself as your AlphaNet Patient Services Coordinator. I live in Ankeny, Iowa with my wife, Donna. We have three married daughters (Staci, Tiffany and Kelsey) and six grandchildren (Kaden, Colin, Eli, Arthur, Augusta and Peyton).
Prior to becoming an AlphaNet Patient Coordinator, I farmed for 25 years and then served as the Parts Manager for the Case-IH Farm Machinery Store in Iowa Falls, Iowa for nearly 20 years. After moving from the farm into town, I enjoyed walking outside but began to notice shortness of breath, and going up and down stairs became more difficult. I saw two different physicians before seeing a pulmonologist who did the blood test which diagnosed Alpha-1 in 1995. I began augmentation therapy right away and just feel so blessed to receive these treatments.
Knowing the benefits of exercise has been a huge motivator for me. I spend about two and a half hours every day walking and working out with weights. With the treatments, diet and exercise I have been able to keep my lung function stable.
Working as an AlphaNet Patient Services Coordinator is the most rewarding career I have had. I truly feel my purpose in life is to help others by being compassionate and caring, so talking with and assisting other Alphas along this journey of Alpha-1 is very rewarding! Feel free to contact me if ever there are any questions. It is my pleasure to assist you.
Coordinator: Junior “JR” Lawler
Phone: (877) 901-5751
State/Province/Territories: Iowa, Kansas, Illinois (for zip codes below only), North Dakota, South Dakota
Zip Code (first 3 digits only): IL 600-601