Meet My Team

Dr. Felicity Mack

The Quarterback
PCP
Balance Family Medicine

Dr. Monica Verduzco-Guttierez

Post Covid Care Specialist
Physiatrist specializing in neuromuscular rehab

 

Dr. Ankur Khosla

Pain Mngmt Specialist The "implant guy" in my story

Dr. Cindy Ivanhoe

Physiatrist specializing in neurorehab
Familiar with dysautonomia

 

Dr. Amer

Suleman

POTS Cardiologist
The Heartbeat Clinic

Dr. Brooks Cash

Gastroenterologist
familiar with Dysautonomia

 

 Dr.David Engler

Allergist/ Immunologist
Familiar with MCAS and the work of Dr Afrin

Dr. Kia Eldred

Optometrist
The Lighthouse and/or the VA

Dr. Dipaben Modi

Pulmonologist
Baylor's Post Covid Clinic


ST- pulmonary function and vocal cord dysfunction

TIRR Outpatient Rehab

PT (Dysautonomia, vestibular, pelvic floor, gait) OT (vision, fine motor skills) ST (neurocognitive) Strength Unlimited, Nutrition
 
Information on creating helthcare team.

For many seeking information from this site this may be your first time needing to advocate for your healthcare. It't can be frustrating, intimidating and awkward. This is what I've learned so far.... Get yourself a great PCP. That's your quarterback, team captain, coach and cheerleader. That provider needs to be someone who not only listens but cares. Youre not being lectured during visits, you're having a converstion. You want to feel comfortable presenting and exchanging ideas, knowing that you are always in choice because it is your body, yet trust their judgement. Then look for a doctor and/or researcher that's familiar with the rare illness, disease, disorder, etc that you can always check in with. Someone who is knowledgable about past research an keeps up with current studies and treatments. Ideally this person will most likely fight for patients' rights, help with the disability process, do peer-to-peers with insurance companies and have a great network for assistance. It's all about building a team! Building a team of specialists depending on previous medical history, symptoms, secondary diagnoses, what therapeutic needs and function are and will be. 

Factors like belief system, affordability, healthcare coverage, personal finances, access (location, transportation, technology), etc. need to be considered. Want to try and/or combine aspects of holistic, Ayurvedic, TCM, functional treatment styles? Yes you can and a good quarterback will help you. 

 

Always know YOU are in choice and control this situation. It's ok to release a member from the team if it doesnt feel right for you. That choice is yours and need not be influenced. Instinct, education and discernment are your greatest allies in this process.

                                                                                                                              ~ Liza

Dr. Tiffany Kristensen

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Those Along The Journey

PAM Rehab Hospital

Vital Heart & Vein- EECP Flow Therapy

Dr. Alan Glombicki- Gastroenterologist


Dr. Khusroo M. Qureshi- Hematologist