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sheryl
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Hello,
Does anyone know of any lyme literate docs in Boise Idaho? I live in Tacoma, WA and plan to move there next year. I also am on Medicare and have a medigap supplement.
Thanks,
Sheryl

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Bartenderbonnie
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Welcome to Lymenet sheryl

I do not know of any LLMD'S in Idaho but there are a few ND's. Idaho's state laws regarding Lyme Litterate Medical Doctors(LLMD'S) are very similar to Washington state. . , there is no protection againest liciencing boards from dispensary actions.

You can request a LLMD through ILADS here;
https://www.ilads.org/patient-care/provider-search/

You can request a LLMD through Global Lyme Alliance here;
https://globallymealliance.org/education-awareness/find-medical-professional/

These are both simple E-mail formats that you fill out. They will respond to your request quickly.

Most LLMD'S dont participate in insurances. Here's why;
http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/2/25539?

Make sure to research each medical provider that is forwarded to you To get first-hand Lyme patient feed-back in Idaho, join the local Lyme support group. Here's Idaho;
https://rawlsmd.com/lyme-support/united-states/idaho/idaho-lyme-support-group

Be sure to utilize lymenet's 'search' function to research all things Lyme. From treatments, symptoms, and emotional and compassionate support, it's all located on this website. We are all in this together.

I will send you a private message.

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hopingandpraying
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Welcome to Lymenet!

I don't know of any LLMDs in Idaho.

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.

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/IdahoLyme/info

Maybe they can help. They would know better about Idaho.

Some more resources (including Support Group info):
http://whatislyme.com/lyme-in-idaho/

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

Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. Richard Horowitz, 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. View "Under Our Skin" and "Under Our Skin2: Emergence". Check your local library or buy them used on online.

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:

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