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8 hours ago, Sarah Tee said:

After reading about physicians, I feel like maybe they could be good allies for dysautonomia diagnosis, given that it can cross specialties.

@Sarah Tee - here in the US everyone has - or should have - a PCP. They are the ones keeping track of all communication between different specialists and have the overview over ALL health updates in ALL diagnoses of each patient and they have all the records. Any specialist we are referred to communicates with the PCP ( or GP ) after each visit. The PCP also handles all referrals and insurance matters. Without My PCP I would be completely lost! ( But I have an exceptionally good one ). So I think it would be a good idea if this doc will take you on as patient!!! Good Luck!!!

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17 hours ago, Pistol said:

@Sarah Tee - here in the US everyone has - or should have - a PCP. They are the ones keeping track of all communication between different specialists and have the overview over ALL health updates in ALL diagnoses of each patient and they have all the records. Any specialist we are referred to communicates with the PCP ( or GP ) after each visit. The PCP also handles all referrals and insurance matters. Without My PCP I would be completely lost! ( But I have an exceptionally good one ). So I think it would be a good idea if this doc will take you on as patient!!! Good Luck!!!

So in the US, the PCP is your everyday doctor – I think equivalent to GP in Australia and UK?

This role of physician is different to that (as defined in Australia and NZ). I had not heard of it before. I was referred to the physician by my GP. I get the feeling he is the specialist the local GPs refer people to when they don't know which specialist to choose (ideal for dysautonomia!).

 

WHAT IS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN?

General Physicians are highly trained specialists who provide a range of non-surgical health care to adult patients. They care for difficult, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have resolved or stabilised.

Much of their work takes place with hospitalised patients and most general physicians also see patients in their consulting rooms.

Their broad range of expertise differentiates General Physicians from other specialists who limit their medical practice to problems involving only one body system or to a special area of medical knowledge.

ROLES OF A GENERAL PHYSICIAN CONSULTANT

General physicians are consultants who care for patients with special or difficult problems. General physicians only see patients who are referred to them by other doctors, usually by the patient's own general practitioner.

 

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@Sarah Tee - yes, that is different from a PCP. I always understood that GP and PCP were the same thing. So from the description you posted it does sound like it is essentially a doc who will see patients with chronic conditions that are too involved for the PCP? So it sounds like he might be a better fit than a Family doc. Let us know how it goes!!! 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Sometimes my symptoms were like you described and we could not find rhyme or reason to it then my son who was a weatherman with the military asked if I considered the barometric pressure and other weather conditions.... that was part of my problem. Good luck hope you feel better

 

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