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Radha
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do any of you know of a doctor who will help over the phone? i cannot travel at all, totally bedridden and am searching for a doc who knows about POTS who will treat me, i know its close to impossible, still wondered if any of you know of someone, thanks

Radha

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Radha, some doctors might do a consult with your general practioner or family doctor--but I don't know of anyone who'd take a new patient over the phone without meeting them, or being able to do a basic exam. Do you have a local doctor who'd be willing?

Nina

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I would not do it at all. It would be dangerous. I am so sensitve and would hate to be in the hands of an unknow doctor. Trust me 99 % of them dont know anything about P.O.T.S. Not to even mention others. Even when they say they know they normal dont. I wish I could share my doctor with you she is fantastic. South Africa.

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If your local doc is willing to learn, you've got a great start. Many of the docs who are specialists would be more than willing to chat with a colleague on the phone or via email. You might want to print out a listing of docs who treat POTS from DINET and also from NDRF--and give it to your local doctor.

http://www.dinet.org/physicians.htm

and

http://www.ndrf.org/physicia.htm

I would also suggest giving your doctor the url of the DINET "what helps" section--it reviews many of the standard treatments and has great references.

http://www.dinet.org/what_helps.htm

also, you could print out the NDRF Handbook on Dysautonomias and give that to your doctor as well...or at least give him/her the link to it as a resource...or for your own self education.

http://www.ndrf.org/NDRFHandbook.htm

Nina B)

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