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dmc
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Why not try to find a doctor by your local support group??

good luck

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

[ 02-13-2011, 06:24 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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Keebler
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Good point. Even if a "list" or a few names of LLMD are shared from here - one should do follow up to be sure those names ARE of real LLMDs. Since this lists are compiled from suggestions - sometimes, other names get on to referral lists, with non-LLMDs or a MD who is only marginally lyme literate. And the lists are not necessarily a complete listing.

By checking with local support groups - or in the area around where the doctor on the list works - one can get better first hand feedback. It's always good to check with many sources.
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[ 07-16-2010, 01:06 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]

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To find your STATE Lyme Disease Association-

Web search: [your state], ``Lyme Disease Association'' and be sure that group is ILADS-minded

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

LymeNet Listings - Support Groups
http://www.turnthecorner.org/content/selection-proper-physicians

Turn the Corner Foundation - Find Lyme Literate Medical Help
* http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org

Lyme Disease Association

* http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=368

LDA Doctor Referral System

An excellent site to learn more - for anyone in any state:

http://www.lymedisease.org/

California - Lyme Disease Association (CALDA) is a non-profit corporation acting as the central voice for all tick-borne disease issues.

When you get a doctor's name, be sure to check about their being what we call ILADS-educated or ILADS-minded. Talk to your local support groups, call the doctor's office and talk with the office manager about the doctor's affiliations and experience so that you might find a "good fit" for your particular case.

More about ILADS here:

www.ilads.org

ILADS - INTERNATIONAL LYME & ASSOCIATED DISEASES SOCIETY

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/13964?

Topic: How to find an ILADS-educated lyme literate (LL) professionals in these areas:

Naturopathic doctor (ND); Acupuncturist (L. Ac.), a doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.), or a doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine (D.Ay.), certified herbalists or nutritionists, . . .

** Includes many professional links, articles and books on complementary / integrative methods - & RIFE links -- all by LL authors.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=020605

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LLMD VISIT

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/020605.html

--thank you to Keebler for this collection of links--

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WHY YOU NEED A LYME LITERATE MD (LLMD):

Some of these links explain WHY an ILADS-educated doctor is so important.

Some of the basics regarding self-care are also included:

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_research/lyme_articles4.html

Lyme Disease: Two Standards of Care

by Lorraine Johnson, JD (revised 2005)

http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/controversy-continues-to-fuel-the-lyme-war/article/117160/

CONTROVERSY CONTINUES TO FUEL THE "LYME WAR"

Discusses differences in the methods of the IDSA from those of ILADS - and why you need an ILADS-minded doctor

http://www.lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/592.html

THE HUMAN FACE OF TICK-BORNE DISEASE - by Pamela Weintraub

October 11, 2010 at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Talk on state-of-the-science Lyme workshop. She is author of CURE UNKNOWN

http://tinyurl.com/5crsjv

CURE UNKNOWN: Inside the Lyme Epidemic (2008) - by Pamela Weintraub

This details what an entire family went through. Having this knowledge of their journey will help others to get better, faster treatment.

http://www.cureunknown.com

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http://www.underourskin.com

Documentary: UNDER OUR SKIN

(you can purchase for $35 at the site or see if you local lyme support group has a copy to lend.)

http://www.lymepa.org/html/dr__j__burrascano_september_20_0.html

Burrascano's Powerpoint SLIDE presentation 9-20-08

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http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease (Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses

Dr. Burrascano's Treatment Guidelines (2008) - 37 pages

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As important as any supplements, sections regarding self-care:

Go to page 27 for SUPPORTIVE THERAPY & the CERTAIN ABSOLUTE RULES

and also pages 31-32 for advice on a safe, non-aerobic exercise plan and physical rehabilitation.

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This is included in Burrascano's Guidelines, but you may want to be able to refer to it separately, too:

http://www.lymepa.org/Nutritional_Supplements.pdf

** Nutritional Supplements in Disseminated Lyme Disease **

J.J. Burrascano, Jr., MD (2008) - Four pages

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It's very important to have this book as a reference tool for self-care and support measures. It answers so many questions in detail that is impossible here on the forum.

http://tinyurl.com/6lq3pb (through Amazon)

THE LYME DISEASE SOLUTION (2008)- by KS, MD

You can read more about it here and see customer reviews.

Web site: www.lymedoctor.com

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http://www.lymebook.com/insights-lyme-treatment-strasheim-book

INSIGHTS INTO LYME DISEASE TREATMENT

- by Connie Strasheim

This book is based on interviews with 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners. Each practitioner is given one chapter in which to share their healing strategies

http://www.lymebook.com/steven-harris

On-line Sample Chapter from the book: Chapter 1

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http://www.lymeinfo.net/index.html

LYME INFO Website

* details about Lyme disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

* peer-reviewed medical literature
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--thanks to Keebler for her collection of links--

For more information and to ask Medical Questions, go here:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/forum/1

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Why don't LLMD's take insurance??? ( some do )

The reason .. HERE:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/25539?

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HOW TO FIND A NATUROPATH OR ALTERNATIVE DOCTOR

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MORE WAYS TO FIND A GOOD DOCTOR .. ALTERNATIVE DOCTORS INCLUDED

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/10492?#000020

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What makes a Lyme doc top notch!

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