Experiences with healthcare professionals

Discuss your experiences with healthcare professionals. Help others ask the right questions when seeking help.

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Select Truth

SukiF
  • By SukiF · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Do you ladies feel you get the whole truth about your condition from the medical community? I sometimes feel my complaints are being brushed over ...

RE: Where did you stay while at the Cleveland Clinic?

Honeygirl0511
  • By Honeygirl0511 · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • My husband is tentatively set for surgery on the 8th of April at the Cleveland Clinic, but has some tests and a procedure to solidify the need for surgery in the days leading up to that. We are not destitute ...

RE: How Fast Will They Schedule Surgery at Cleveland Clinic?

Honeygirl0511
  • By Honeygirl0511 · New reply March 14, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • My husband is 38 years old and had his aortic valve replaced at seventeen. He started becoming symptomatic with regard to aortic stenosis in late October and has since had two or three echos, CT scans ...

Finding the right doctor

pixibelle
  • By pixibelle · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi, I'm new here and was hoping to find out if there was a way to find a doctor that would be knowledgeable on MVD or Prinzmetal Angina. Is there an on going list or is there a way to find out online ...

Seeking patients with Heart Attack and Heart Failure

cmscaretrans
  • By cmscaretrans · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to study care transitions for ...

Seeking patients with Heart Attack and Heart Failure

cmscaretrans
  • By cmscaretrans · Posted February 14, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to study care transitions for ...

Heart flutters

go416bama
  • By go416bama · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have been having heart flutters along with a cough. Swelling and chest pain. Went to see my cardiologist and he told his Physicians assistant to do an EKG and echocardiogram. After the EKG I asked her ...

Heart flutters

go416bama
  • By go416bama · Posted February 11, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have been having heart flutters along with a cough. Swelling and chest pain. Went to see my cardiologist and he told his Physicians assistant to do an EKG and echocardiogram. After the EKG I asked her ...

Heart flutters

go416bama
  • By go416bama · Posted February 11, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have been having heart flutters along with a cough. Swelling and chest pain. Went to see my cardiologist and he told his Physicians assistant to do an EKG and echocardiogram. After the EKG I asked her ...

Must see! EMT on We Need a Better Way to Communicate

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Moving and inspiring talk by a volunteer EMT! 6 minutes, TEDxTalks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiY0Ldshz cM Published on Jun 18, 2012 Benji Strauss is a senior at Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School ...

SCAD Not on Cardiology Board Exam?

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Can anyone confirm this? How is it possible coronary artery dissections are not on the CARDIOLOGY board exams ...

3 months check up

teri57
  • By teri57 · New reply November 30, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Things seemed to have been pretty good with the check up. Then it took almost two weeks for the blood test results to come back. Didn't look good they said . meds weren't working. So they changed them ...

Chest

Lydiadeetz
  • By Lydiadeetz · New reply November 10, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I have had chest pains and pains in left arm on and off for about a year or two it's been so long I can't remember whenever I go to drs they just look bored and not interested and send me away saying ...

update on previous post

kdavis45601
  • By kdavis45601 · New reply October 30, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I received a call 7 days ago regarding sleep study, no additional testing required but the ordering physician will contact me to start treatment on my return visit. I do not go back to the pulmonary doctor ...

SCAD Survivor

vincyboy
  • By vincyboy · New reply October 27, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hi everyone It will be 4 weeks on Sunday since my SCAD. I think I am starting to drive my GP and cardiologist crazy with questions and requests. I have been requesting weekly troponin blood tests and ...

Heart Cath

loveall6ofthem
  • By loveall6ofthem · New reply October 16, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • Ok all had a heart cath 2 weeks ago following a ER trip to our local hospital had ins. issues so was sent to a larger hospital where a cath was done. Prepped for a groin cath and Dr. comes in and says ...

Healthcare Professionals With Personality Disorders: Jumping State Lines

martzj
  • By martzj · New reply October 15, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Healthcare Professionals With Personality Disorders: Jumping State Lines to Keep Ahead of the Game Melissa Walton-Shirley Oct 02, 2013 (I call this the 'Where's Waldo'?...Try to find a single instance ...

The struggle to be believed...important question

MustLoveBirds
  • By MustLoveBirds · New reply October 13, 2013
  • 54 replies
  • I am curious as to how many of you were dismissed as being anxious and stressed, or having acid reflux, esophagus spasms, sleep apnea, or even nightmares (as I was) before you were finally believed and ...

Prinzmetal and Mayo Clinic

prairiewoman
  • By prairiewoman · New reply September 19, 2013
  • 24 replies
  • I have appreciated reading many of the posts here and I see that a number of persons have been to Mayo. Have any of you been recently? Are you pleased with the care you have received? How did you begin ...

Dismissed by Cardiologist; Vasospasms; Feedback Appreciated

znaoic
  • By znaoic · New reply September 17, 2013
  • 35 replies
  • I would appreciate any type of feedback or comments regarding my situation. My situation seems mostly to do with vasospasms, and perhaps migraines/Imitrex. Here is my background. About 11 years ago, when ...

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