Rachel Posted February 5, 2007 Report Share Posted February 5, 2007 Hi everyone,I need to get in to see a new doctor and am looking into the Autonomic Disorders and MVP Center in Birmingham, AL. On my first visit they want to do an echo, stress test, and a ttt. I've had all of these in the past, but it has been a while, so it might be wise to do them again. I'm not sure about the stress test, though. I am very weak and fatigued. In all seriousness, it would only be a matter of minutes and I would fall off of the treadmill. Do you think I really need to do the test? Or can they get the results they need if I do it for just 1 or 2 mintues? If I have to push myself too far physically then I will be wiped out for 2 weeks. And I don't want to do that!Also, the doctor isn't actually present for any of the tests. She'd be in the office somewhere, but not overseeing the test. In the past I have always had doctors to oversee/perform these tests. I didn't even know that there were places that didn't have their doctors oversee the tests! Considering the state of my health, is it wise to go through a stress test or a ttt without a doctor in the room? Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. My health keeps declining and I need help fast, but I want to make sure that I'm getting good care. Thanks,Rachel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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