I am 67 years old and live in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
My Lyme symptoms began in October 2015. I was diagnosed with Lyme in May 2016. I have been treated by an Infectious Disease doctor using conventional methods. I am greatly improved, but am experiencing a serious flareup this summer.
I need to find an LLMD reasonably close to home. Please help.
[ 08-23-2017, 01:40 PM: Message edited by: ProfMel ]
Posts: 3 | From Clarion, PA | Registered: Aug 2017
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Welcome to LymeNet Prof Mel!
Sorry you are having problems with the Lyme again.
If you go to www.MarylandLyme.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 that have them.
Additionally, here are some ways to locate a variety of alternative health care professionals too. Hope it helps!
I know you are new to Lymenet, but you should write "in PA' in your title so people will know specifically where you are looking. To do this click the pencil/paper icon, make your changes, then click "Edit Post".
Stay away from Infectious Disease Doctors (IDSA). They believe one dose of antibiotics is enough and don't believe in chronic Lyme. Patients end up getting sicker.
Here is a link for you to read about "Two Standards of 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.