Taken with permission from an E-mail from M.K., 7/08….
“i should be the poster child for phototherapy…
in 1976, w/in a year of leaving the armed services and the jungles of Alabama and Mississippi w/ a honorable discharge, thank you, a strange patch of skin developed on my left calf. soon after that, patches showed up around my hip area.
at first, visiting the local loco dermatologist, it was diagnosed as numular eczema.. he told me there was no cure, get used to it, to lead a stress free life, and prescribed Anarax ? What an — he was..and he’s still in business.
ok so shoot ahead 20yrs…and i’m dealing w/ the continual flaking off of skin around my hips..sometimes bloody sores, when i’m stressed out..a patch develops under my right arm..below the arm pit..
in 1998, after living for 11yrs in wet, cloudy, moldy north calif, i move to St Croix US Virgin Island, figuring maybe (being Italian and such) i need to be in the sun more…more brown than most folks. i’m in USVI for approx 8mons, half that time i’m naked in the warm salty water or laying on the white sand beaches.. and guess what??
yes, i got brown and the skin around my hips cleared up and smoothed out. i also visited the Veteran Clinic there, w/ a wonderful angelic doctor knowledgable re: tropical!! skin diseses…who sez, this might not be eczema. what!!!
i come back to south calif (san diego) and get into the Derm Clinic. It takes a few yrs of THEM not giving a —- and allowing me to fall thru the cracks of good medicine etc, but in early 2005, given a quick look over by a team of derms, it’s quickly ascertained i got CTCL, Cuteaous T-Cell Lymphoma.
yes skin cancer..i’m so excited. we FINALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS! AND IT’S TREATABLE!! HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL…they look at me like i’m crazy, though they were VERY impressed w/ my intuit in getting myself to the Islands…
yes they told me….UVB, light box, sunlight, yes…not too much, but yes..
and i can tell you, YES IT HAS WORKED BIG TIME..been going, stepping into Daavlin UVB light box nearly every week (sometimes 2x/wk) for 3yrs and VOILA! presto..gone”
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Thank you for helping with the approval from my insurance. My doctor told me that he wanted me to have a home phototherapy unit and Emily was so helpful. She explained the whole process, every step of the way. – D.K. Omaha, NE
Trevor has been to my office several times performing regular maintenance to our units. Everytime he is here he is great. He never rushes through our questions, and we are very satisfied with our Daavlin booths. Trevor, John, Joe, Jerelyn and Michele are credits to your company. Thank you to everyone who helps us! – R.S. MD
Phototherapy has always worked for me. I saw an ad in the NPF magazine for Daavlin home units as well as another company, so I called them both. The other company I had to leave a message. When I called Daavlin, Kim answered the phone and she impressed me so much that I made my decision to choose Daavlin. The way Daavlin does all of the insurance filing is so helpful. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone! – M.S.
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Emily, Thanks so much for your compassion and patience. I’ll always remember how you helped me. – Betty
Daavlin has always been preferred by our physician. When Scott was in the office last week he was very friendly and informed us on all of the details of our new 3 Series! – Deanna
I heard about Daavlin home units from the National Psoriasis Foundation. Daavlin helped me find a doctor in my area. No one else has offered to help me so much. Thanks! – S.K.
I couldn’t have asked for a more attentive, knowledgeable and hardworking Account Specialist than Sonia. She followed the entire process, keeping me updated all the way. She answered all of my questions promptly and accurately. I wish that other companies were as responsive and helpful as Daavlin has been. – C.C. (on behalf of child, A.C.)
Mark was very helpful. When he was in our office he was able to point out things we should do and answered all of our questions! – Sara, MI