Autism Light #109 is Dr. Patrick Elliott.
Dr. Patrick Elliott is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Dr. Patrick Elliot is an accomplished physician and a parent of twin sons who both have autism. Dr. Patrick Elliott is an Autism Light because he has been a mentor to parents and physicians on the biomedical treatment of autism and has been dedicated to making the hyperbaric treatment option available to more families in the Philadelphia area.
Dr. Patrick Elliot is an osteopathic surgeon who performs general and vascular surgery at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. He also served previously in the United States Army as a Commander and surgeon, having provided medical care near overseas military engagements.
Dr. Patrick Elliott was inspired to look for alternative treatments because his twin sons have autism. Dr. Patrick Elliott said, "I always say that I got into alternative medicine with our children because there was no alternative (Source)."
Maiken Scott wrote an article on Dr. Patrick Elliott and his biomedical treatment with autism. In the Why News Article he says: "Convinced that hyperbaric oxygen treatments, or H-BOT for short, helped his sons tremendously, Elliott decided to pursue this approach professionally. He says it is no replacement for behavioral therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis and speech therapy, but makes an effective addition (Source)."
Besides being a surgeon, Dr. Patrick Elliot is also the Medical Director for the Hyperbaric Therapy USA - Center of Excellence in Newton Square, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. There is an office of Hyperbaric Therapy USA on Stanten Island, New York as well.
Hyperbaric Therapy: According to the website of Hyperbaric Therapy USA, "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a cutting edge medical treatment that delivers 100% oxygen to a person within a pressurized chamber, aiding in the recovery from a wide range of conditions, injuries, and illnesses." More information on HBOT is available at a Wikipedia page on the subject.
In 2011 the Hyperbaric Therapy USA - Center of Excellence opened an Autism Treatment Center to help treat autism. In addition to Hyperbaric Therapy, Dr. Elliott recommends a biomedical protocal that includes a gluten and casein free diet, glutathione, and B vitamins.
Because of therapy and biomedical treatment Dr. Elliott's sons are improving and one of his sons even proclaimed to his Dad that he didn't have autism anymore and is currently mainstreamed in school. Age of Autism featured Dr. Elliott's family in one of their recovery stories (Link Source).
In an article on Dr. Elliott written by Patti Mengers of the DelCo Times, Dr. Elliott says, "None of these alternative interventions are cure-alls for autism. There is no magic bullet, but I have found that many of these interventions help many children, including my own. My children improved significantly, more than they would with just behavioral and speech therapy (Source)."
Conference Speaker: Dr. Patrick Elliott is a presenter at autism conferences. He has been involved especially in the American Medical Autism Board conferences.
Special thanks to Dr. Patrick Elliott for helping people with autism. Your knowledge on biomedical treatment options is a treasured light to the autism community.
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