Hello All, I'm new to this thread but I must say so far I ha e read nothing but positive and encouraging comments. I was diagnosed with Gastroparessis in 2014 and I'm in Raleigh, NC. I have tried many medicines including Reglan, Erythromycin, etc. I currently rotate between Zofran, Benadryl, and Phenergan for nausea. I was recently diagnosed with Jackhammer Esophagus and I'm waiting on my appointment for Botox injections… I have been looking to get the Pacemaker but no doctors here in NC actually performs the procedure. I've lost weight, had to have a port placed due to my veins not being accessible due to dehydration from vomiting so much in the beginning. I do have a few questions, feedback is greatly appreciated.
Does anyone know of any GI specialist that will do the initial consult over the phone?
Has anyone had their insurance cover traveling cost to go out if state to see another specialist or to have a procedure done such as the Pacemaker or G-Poem surgery?
Could someone please provide some of their best GI or Gastroparesis specialist?
I'm at the point where if I need to travel for a resolution I will. My last gastric emptying study was in 2014 should I request another one or can doctor's use the previous test?
Thank you all in advance for your feedback.
***Aetna is my current health insurance***