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Dr.'s In Virginia? (Or Somewhere Not Too Far?)


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Hello!

My husband and I moved to Charlottesville, VA about a year and a half ago. I've been searching for a dr. who understands POTS now this entire time. (I've been to quite a few cardiologists who weren't helpful at all) After going through a miscarriage this year that through all of my POTS symptoms for a loop (and now a pregnancy), I'm starting to feel desperate for a dr. Does anyone have any suggestions of dr's in the area. If a dr. is good enough, I'm willing to drive a few hours but the trip to see Dr. Grubb right now is just too much for me physically.

Thanks for any advice!

Lisa

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Depending on how old you are I suggest Dr. Abdullah in Reston, VA. He is a childrens cardiologist but he treats patients in to their mid twenties. He is awesome!!! I live 45 min. away from Charlottesville :) and I tried many doctors until I found him. I really hope you can find a good one, I know how disheartening it can be when every doctor you go to doesn't understand what you have or they think it's anxiety.

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Thanks!! Unfortunately I'm 32 so I don't fall into his typical patient. Do you think it would be worth contacting his office to try to get in anyways? Thanks again!

Lisa

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YES! YES! YES! I would definitely give it a try. I wish he would see everyone on this website who could not find a good POTS doctor. He knows about all the weird little symptoms everyone mentions. When he came in he was like oh yes your pupils are very dialated and you have bags under your eyes. Then he felt my hand and he was like very cold, but sweaty oh yes you have POTS. I wanted to ask him where he has been the past three years when I tell so many doctors about this weird stuff and all my other symptoms and they just stare blankly at me and tell me I'm anxious.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After a terrible apptmt with a cardiologist this week I've been really discouraged. You all made my day, maybe my month, maybe my year!! =)

Blessings,

Lisa

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I called today and he's going to see me in late Feb!!! Thanks so much!! Julie, will you please let me know how your appointment goes? Is this your first visit?

Lisa

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I called today and he's going to see me in late Feb!!! Thanks so much!! Julie, will you please let me know how your appointment goes? Is this your first visit?

Lisa

Absolutly! Yes it is my first. He's the third pots specialist for me. The first one was horrible, the second I had to fly 2000 miles to see but he was amazing, so I'm hoping third time is a charm and this one can be my local treating doc. I will report everything on Friday :)

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Thanks Julie!!

I've been a patient of Dr Grubb for about 8 years (he's great too, just really far away now)! We moved to VA last year and I've felt like I've been on my own with symptoms and treatments. Looking forward to hearing how this goes for you!

Lisa

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There is also a new Neurologist in Norfolk, VA who is from the Cleveland Clinic that many POTSies online love, his name is Dr. Chemali. I'm thrilled he is here and am in the process of getting an appointment.

Hope it goes well with Dr. A - he's supposed to be great!

Claire

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