On September 1, 2011, please visit Dr. Oz's website and ask them to do a show on POTS: http://www.doctoroz.com/contact
We have included sample e-mails below if you don't want to write your own. Please RSVP to this 'event' to let us know if you will participate in this e-mail campaign. Please invite others to join us. We need as many e-mails as we can get!
SAMPLE LETTER FROM POTS PATIENT:
Dear Dr. Oz,
I am a (age) year old (gender) from (location). I am a fan of your show and I have diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome ("POTS"). It took a really long time to get diagnosed because not many people, even doctors, know about POTS. The experts at Mayo Clinic say there are at least 500,000 people in the U.S. currently diagnosed with POTS, and that there are probably another 500,000 people in the US who have it, but have been misdiagnosed. Your show would help raise awareness about POTS amongst the general public, and even within the medical profession. Please do a segment or a whole show on POTS.
SAMPLE LETTER FROM FAMILY/FRIENDS OF POTS PATIENTS:
Dear Dr. Oz,
I am writing to you because I would like you to do an episode on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). My (friend/sister/spouse, etc.) has been diagnosed with POTS and it has really impacted (his/her) life. Mayo Clinic estimates that there are 500,000 patients in the U.S. currently diagnosed with POTS, and that there are probably another 500,000 patients suffering from POTS who have been misdiagnosed because there is a lack of awareness about POTS amongst the general public and in the medical community. Highlighting POTS on your show could go along way to increasing public awareness of this syndrome. Please do an episode on POTS on one of your upcoming shows.