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Can anyone recommend any good docs in/around the Atlanta, GA area these days? I've searched the forums and have seen various recommendations in the past...but I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with some of the local GA docs that have been tossed about.

My PCP keeps deferring me off to various specialists...and I'd really like to see somebody who is marginally knowledgeable in the area of autonomic dysfunction. Internist, specialist...anyone half-knowledgeable would be better than what I'm getting right now.

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Hi...you're not that far from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I had a pretty good experience there.

Dr. Vankat is an EP there great for POTS.

Dr. Cheshire does autonomic testing there. He is the head of the neurology department. I brought a 3 inch book of medical records regarding myself and he sat and read each page right in front of me. That impressed me. He didn't tell me much BUT he did a lot of testing on me that a regular neurologist would have no clue to do. He is a very nice man and incredibly smart.

I think it would be worth a trip if you could see multiple docs there to try to hammer out your medical situation.

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Go to Mayo, Vanderbilt or Birmingham's Mitral Valve Prolapse Center at UAB. There is NO ONE in the Atlanta area or even the state of Georgia. Trust me, I've looked. I drive an hour to see a cardiologist who "has heard of" POTS and another hour in the opposite direction to see an endocrinologist who thinks he knows about autonomic dysfunction. Fortunately, my GP is former Mayo and is willing to play ring-leader to my three ring circus of healthcare. He lets me do my own research and try treatment options with specialist (the other two, slightly informed physicians) supervision. The major, award-winning cardiology group for Atlanta (starts with a P) has no cardiologist (of a group of 84) that was willing to take me on. PM me and I can get more specific.

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