The Driscoll Approach™
What is Causing Your POTS?
Are you tired of trying to cover up the symptoms of POTS with no attention to why you have POTS?
POTS is not a disease — it is a sign of something else going wrong in your body! This “something else” needs to be identified and treated in order to fully recover.
This new approach to treatment is a total transformation in the evaluation and treatment of POTS! We call it “The Driscoll Approach™” because it is based on the research of our Clinical Director, Diana Driscoll, O. We are the only clinic in the world dedicated to treating the underlying medical causes of POTS!
Do You Know What Is Causing Your POTS?
At POTS Care we begin every case with an evaluation of over 40 conditions that can cause or worsen POTS! Every case of POTS is different, so individual patient evaluations are necessary. It’s a job we take very seriously — and we are very good at what we do!
Once you know what is driving your case of POTS, then we can approach treatment options — and we always prefer low-risk options!
What are some of the conditions and questions we consider?
IIH is easily missed because patients don’t present as typical! We will figure it out — and we always prefer to do so without lumbar punctures.
Although MCAS can contribute to POTS, we often find that the patient is experiencing one of the 48 conditions that mimic MCAS — not MCAS itself. This is tricky because patients can have all of the signs and symptoms of MCAS, but if testing is negative, we must consider other conditions that mimic MCAS — and there are a lot of them!
Many people are told that their POTS is due to gradual laxity of the vessels over time because they have genetic disorders of connective tissue. We find that NOT to be the case in the majority of patients, but we must dig deeply for the true cause of POTS in these cases! Often, there are genes that are related to hypermobility that can tie things together. Our work is based on the research of Genetic Disease Investigators for a reason!
There are many medical causes of Inflammatory POTS and oftentimes one problem leads to another problem which leads to another! We are here to pick this apart for you and to do so carefully so you can make the best recovery possible.
This mimics IIH, but we must be careful not to jump to treatment for suspected SIH until all possibilities of IIH have been ruled out. Some of the most complicated patient presentations occur when IIH ultimately results in SIH — and both must be treated (and in the right order) to get the best outcome possible.
The eyes are the only place in the body we can look directly at blood vessels and a nerve that is a direct extension of the brain. At POTS Care, we look at details to get the answers you need!
We have been treating viral-induced POTS for years! In fact, this is what disabled Diana Driscoll, our Clinical Director for over a decade. She has fully recovered and has found her passion in getting answers for others who are suffering.
Do not believe there is “no cure for POTS”! Remember that POTS is not a disease! This is a medical condition with a medical cause. We are here to find out what is causing your POTS — and then we can begin to approach treatment in your individual case.
The Driscoll Approach™ is a total transformation in the evaluation and treatment of POTS!
We Are The Only Clinic Approaching POTS In This Way
At POTS Care, it’s personal!
“Patients with POTS usually suffer with so much -- and with little or no validation from their doctors. Even the label of “POTS” does not provide legitimacy for the illness. I remember when I had POTS that I was sick in any position! My fast heart rate was not my worst symptom -- I was completely non-functional, as was my son.
Instead, I view POTS as a symptom of something else, and we need to figure out what that something else is in order to allow recovery.
Identifying the underlying problems also gives patients the validity they need when dealing with doctors and even friends and family. We must dramatically change how this condition is treated. This mission is a personal one for me!”
- Diana Driscoll, OD
Meet Our Patients
“I was treated with the greatest respect as a real human being by the entire team at POTS Care. They listened intently to every little detail I gave them.“
“Most doctors would see me for maybe half an hour at the most and would try to make all the diagnoses in that very short time. Dr. Driscoll and I had consultations for over an hour each day during my visit…other places just try to treat for the symptoms. This is a lot more scientific, and I can tell that being a scientist myself. I have never seen this thorough of a scientific approach in any other place.”
“I got immediate relief for constipation, surprisingly. Also, the energy that I had, I mean I can feel it today… I feel really focused and the mental clarity I have…”
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