Dr. Derek Lang, DO serves as Medical Director and heads up the team of physicians. Dr. Lang hand picks every doctor and physician’s assistant on the team, and assists in educating them about the nuances of POTS and chronic fatigue. Dr. Lang graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a B.S. in Biomedical Science. He then went on to medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth (part of the University of North Texas Health Science Center), graduating in the top half of his class. He grew up around medical practice, following in his dad’s footsteps.
Dr. Stephanie Cudjoe graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. During that time, she served as President of the Black Student Union and member of the Student Government Association. She also co-authored a research paper examining the neuro-biochemical effects of anxiety. After earning her Doctorate in Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 2005, she continued her training at Baylor Family Medicine Residency in Garland, Texas.
All physicians and PA’s on the team are carefully selected for their experience in “invisible illnesses”, their compassion and patience. Some physicians assist directly in patient care, while others are available for consultations as needed. Because experience in these conditions is a rarity, the physicians at POTS Care may need to consult with specialists outside of the local area. All of these costs are included in your fee. An integral part of the team are the doctors who work behind the scenes.
POTS Care has licensed the rights to use the collective knowledge obtained by the research of a variety of specialists involved in Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC. Although currently not directly involved in POTS Care, their work has been instrumental in creating the algorithms needed to evaluate POTS patients in a more thorough, yet efficient manner. When you are evaluated at POTS Care, it’s as if dozens of doctors that you never see are contributing their knowledge to your care. This new model for evaluation and treatment was a necessary step in providing patients with the best care possible in the least amount of time possible.