Fall Prevention, Help for Dizzy Patients

  1. Why is it that more primary care doctors are not seeing dizzy patients? The ENTs readily admit they don't want to see them. I guess it's because they are surgeons and only want to do surgery.

    Do primary care physicians not want to see dizzy patients because they still (mistakenly) believe they can't do anything for them? Don't they know about how easy it is to do posturography and ENG and how effective (way over 90%) the treatment is?

    Or what about the nurses who work for these doctors? Why wouldn't they want to do this testing and treatment?
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  3. by   mustangsheba
    I think you stated it yourself. Dizziness is so common amongst our older population that many MDs think it goes with the territory and that it can't be treated. They need information and families need to demand treatment. I wonder if insurance companies pay for the tests. We KNOW they'll pay for the broken hips.