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Topic: VIRGINIA - seeking doctor for chronic lyme
Member # 51848
03-11-2019 11:48 AM
Preferably northern Virginia but will travel if needed, this could include areas of adjacent states. Thank you!
Posts: | From 1 NW Virginia | Registered: Mar 2019
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Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 9256
03-15-2019 02:26 PM
Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for VA & DC.
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. You need to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients go out of state for their 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/VirginiaLyme/info Maybe they can help. They would know better about VA. Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info): http://whatislyme.com/lyme-in-virginia/ http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/Virginia/ Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. H, titled, "Why Can't I Get Better?" and "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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