The Autonomic Disorders Program provides care for autonomic nervous system disorders. Our doctors are among a few specialists worldwide with the expertise to diagnose and treat autonomic disorders. The program also offers one of the most comprehensive autonomic testing laboratories in the nation.
At your first visit to the Autonomic Disorders Program, you will meet with the doctor and other members of the treatment team, who will be assisting in your care. Your medical history will be reviewed and you will have a detailed neurologic examination.
Please bring with you as much information as possible about your family history, as some conditions that affect the autonomic system can run in families. Your first visit will take about an hour so that a thorough history and examination can be performed.
The team aims to find the cause of your symptoms by doing lab tests, as some types of autonomic problems can occur as a result of infection, problems with the immune system, nutritional deficiencies, and various medical conditions, such as diabetes. If your referring doctor has done lab tests for you, please bring the results with you for review.
Some of our patients will undergo autonomic testing the same day as the first visit. For other patients, autonomic testing is ordered after the visit.
What happens after my clinic visit?
A detailed documentation of your visit will be sent to your referring provider. For our patients who travel from a distance, we are often able to coordinate follow-up care with the local provider in your area.
If the lab tests identify problems, we will advise treatment, which will help with autonomic nervous system function and to improve your symptoms. We can also provide suggestions that do not involve medications to help you feel better.
If autonomic testing is ordered, you will be contacted by the Neurodiagnostic Lab to schedule the test, which will also serve as the follow0up visit with the doctor. A member of the team will contact you regarding medications you may need to stop using prior to testing.
Follow-up visits for discussion of the test results, and reviewing your treatment plan are also available with an advanced practice provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant), and can be scheduled within short time frames.
Marc Laderriere was relieved when Dr. Safwan Jaradeh, an autonomic disorders specialist, could explain and treat his mysterious set of symptoms.
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Appointments are available by physician referral only.
Please call us at 650-723-6469. Faxes can be sent to 650-723-6002.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Bring as much information as possible about your family history, as some conditions that affect the autonomic system may be genetic.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Call to schedule a follow-up visit with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to discuss test results and review your treatment plan.
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HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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