Specialists in MVP Syndrome
Get To The Bottom of Your Symptoms and Start Feeling Better Today--See A Doctor That Specializes in Mitral Valve Prolapse, Dysautonomia, POTS, MVP Syndrome & Related Autonomic Disorders. We Offer The Best Diagnostic Testing & Clinically-Proven Treatment Options Designed to Help You Get Better, Faster, Providing Services to the Birmingham, Alabama Area and Nationwide.
Utilizing the latest advances in medicine combined with the state-of-the-art techniques, our goal is to treat our patients with comfort and compassion. Our general and specialized services include:
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Holter Monitoring
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Tilt Table Test
The Truth About Diagnosing MVP Syndrome, POTS & Dysautonomia
Millions of people nationwide and around the world have been diagnosed with heart murmurs, mitral valve prolapse, and MVP Syndrome (also known as Barlow's Syndrome). What is confusing and often doesn't lead to the best diagnosis, testing or treatment is the fact there are a group of symptoms common to several disorders has been termed MVP syndrome. And in some cases, mitral valve regurgitation is the cause. In many cases, however, a prolapsed valve isn't what's causing the problem--it's usually dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a malfunction of the autonomic or 'automatic' nervous system' that tells the heart, blood vessels, gut, what to do on a daily basis. In reality, MVP syndrome is dysautonomia. Similarly, POTS disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is actually a form of dysautonomia, too. Accurate diagnosis is the key to getting better. So when it comes to diagnosing whether you have mitral valve prolapse, POTS, or some other autonomic syndrome, it's very important to see the right doctor and find a clinic or treatment center that specializes in these types of disorders.
If you're not feeling well or think you may have MVP syndrome or POTS, we know you want answers, the right doctors, and to feel better as soon as possible. We can help you with that. Dysautonomia-MVP Center, LLC, with Dr. Paula Moore, Internal Medicine and Dr. Susan Phillips, General Medicine (formerly seeing patients at The Autonomic Disorders and Mitral Valve Prolapse Center) is Birmingham, Alabama's best, most advanced mitral valve prolapse and dysautonomia treatment clinic, with all the latest diagnostic testing, proven classical treatments, as well as natural options that include exercise, diet, hydration, and vitamin supplements where appropriate. With our clinical evidence-focused approach and over 40 years of combined experience, we'll help you find out whether it's really moderate mitral valve regurgitation, a heart murmur, POTS disease or another disorder that's bothering you and suggest treatments that can make a difference. And no matter whether you're in the Birmingham area or not, we regularly help patients nationwide-and we can help you.
It is important to remember that, as with autonomic or other nervous system disorders, it's best to get specialized help earlier rather than later. While the patients we see might have a heart murmur such as mitral regurgitation or dysautonomia, and don't typically have life-threatening symptoms, disorders such as MVP syndrome can affect your quality of life, and can become life-threatening without a MVP or dysautonomia doctor's specialized help. We have seen many patients in Birmingham and nationwide that have been diagnosed at other clinics with MVP or POTS begin to get results and start feeling better when more accurate treatments and services are applied. Sometimes there's nothing more helpful than a new look or the right type of test. Technology and knowledge have come a long way in recent years and now more than ever, we can quickly find out what's happening inside your body, and make better recommendations in addition to, or sometimes instead of medicine.
So instead of guessing and worrying whether your symptoms are related to a heart murmur, MVP syndrome, Dysautonomia, POTS or some other disorder, come see us and get the answers you need, with treatment options designed personally for you. We take pride in offering the very best, specialized diagnostic testing and clinically-proven treatments for mild, moderate or severe symptoms of mitral valve regurgitation, MVP syndrome, POTS and related autonomic syndromes--all with our outstanding customer service and care. The doctors, staff and office personnel here at Dysautonomia and MVP Center, LLC, would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our current patients in the Birmingham area and nationwide, as well as all who are looking for help with these disorders to our new diagnostic and treatment center.
Our doctors are available Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am -2:00 pm CST. We have a variety of appointment options with regular appointments available from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, as well as lunch time appointments if needed. For a limited time, we are accepting new patients ages 14-55 years of age so call us as soon as possible you fit into that group. To make an appointment, call us at 205-286-3200. In the event of an emergency, you can call this same number and leave a message 24 hours a day, or call 911 if necessary. We look forward to seeing you soon!