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Topic: Lyme doctor in Arizona
Member # 50877
09-26-2017 06:37 PM
looking for a lyme doctor in Arizona
-------------------- tasha curry
Posts: | From 1 Scottsdale, AZ | Registered: Sep 2017
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Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 9256
09-27-2017 11:42 AM
Welcome to Lymenet!
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 Unfortunately, LLMDs are far and few between, so you need to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients travel out-of-state for care. Also, most LLMDs do not take insurance due to the politics surrounding this disease. Read poster TF's explanation about this: "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/ArizonaLyme/info Maybe they can help. They would know better about AZ. Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info): http://whatislyme.com/websites-and-support-groups-by-state/ www.azlyme.org http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/Arizona/ 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. Check 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 Btw - I know you are new to Lymenet, but you should not use your real name, because this is a public forum with all sorts of people on it. Read this link about it: http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=011844;p=0 To remove your name from the signature line, click on "Edit Profile" under Lymenet Flash in the top middle section of the Lymenet page. Click on "Edit Profile" on the left-hand side, scroll down to "Profile Fields" then down to "Signature". Make your changes, then click "Update Profile".
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