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Ato87
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Hi all,

Seeking referrals for a Lyme friendly dr in the Morristown NJ area, preferably one who accepts insurance (Oxford), if one exists.

Any guidance is appreciated!

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hopingandpraying
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Welcome to Lymenet! I don't know of any who take insurance.

PM sent for PA, MD, DC, & CT.

Here are some quotes from old posts about NJ:

"There are NO good LLMD's in NJ. NJ is a wasteland of bad docs. I can tell you from years of experience, unless you go with an established doc (of which there are only a few on the east coast) you will get under-treated and continue to relapse.

PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE. NJ is a bad place for ticks and a bad place for tick doctors."

"The LLMDs in NJ are not very good based on patients' experiences. People start with them then end up going to see other LLMDs out-of-state."

"Over the years, the folks in New Jersey have said that the best Lyme doctors are not there."

"I strongly suggest that you be willing to travel outside of New Jersey to get good treatment."

"There are Lyme doctors in the area you have named, but I don't recommend any of them. To get a good Lyme specialist, you will have to be willing to travel. At least half of all Lyme patients go out of state for their care."

You need to be evaluated and treated by a Lyme-literate doctor (LLMD). Non LLMDs have no clue about this horrible disease or its complex treatment!

A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.

Here is a link for them:

http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

LLMDs are far and few between, unfortunately. You need to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients go out-of-state for proper care.

Also, most LLMDs do not accept insurance due to the politics surrounding this horrible disease. Read poster TF's explanation, "Why Lyme Doctors Don't Take Insurance":
http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=025539;p=0

When calling for an appointment, ask if they have any cancellations or a waiting list. Patients have been able to get in sooner by doing this.

Check the online state Lyme groups at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NewJerseyLyme/info

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources (including Support Groups info):
http://whatislyme.com/websites-and-support-groups-by-state/

http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/NewJersey/

Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. H, titled, "Why Can't I Get Better?" and his new one, "How Can I Get Better?". They are an excellent source of information.

Also read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Get it at your local library or buy it used on Amazon.

View "Under Our Skin" for free on http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v21055812yWtmpgB8

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Tincup
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Another option so you can expand your search if needed...

You can go to www.VirginiaLyme.org and look at the menu to your left you will see "DOCTOR REFERRALS".

Click there to find the names and contact information for health care professionals in many fields who are treating Lyme & TBD's in all of the states.

Here is a list of tick borne diseases with how to diagnose (testing), a list of symptoms for each disease and treatment information.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/tick-borne-diseases

Hope that helps! Good luck to you!

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www.TreatTheBite.com
www.DrJonesKids.org
www.MarylandLyme.org
www.LymeDoc.org

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desertwind
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I live in Morris County and work in Morristown - I have seen pretty much every LLMD in the area. Will send you a PM. DW
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Ato87
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Thanks for everyone's guidance.@desertwind, looking forward to your message!
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Neko
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I see an LLMD in Morristown, though this doc does not take insurance. I drive from northern New England so it's simply not true that no Lyme docs are in New Jersey, there just might not be any that accept insurance.
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chowyunfat2000
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Hi, Would someone be able to share any recommendations for LLMD in NJ?

thx,
Arthur

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hopingandpraying
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chowyunfat2000 - Welcome to Lymenet!

I know you are new to Lymenet, but you should write a new post instead of adding on to an existing one, because most don't re-read old ones. That way, more people will see it and respond.

PM sent for PA, MD, DC, & CT.

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