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Ann-Ohio
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What do you think it takes to be a LLMD?

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A “LYME LITERATE” DOCTOR?

“A physician who is board certified in the specialty of infectious diseases surely is "Lyme literate" and should know how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease;

the same is true for general practitioners in endemic areas with experience treating patients with Lyme disease,” writes Phillip J. Baker, PhD, executive director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, in the American Journal of Medicine. [1]


by Daniel J. Cameron, MD, MPH

So, what does it take to be “Lyme literate”?

Baker argues that “Lyme disease conforms to the same fundamental rules and principles applicable to other infectious diseases.”

But he fails to define what it would take for a board certified infectious disease specialist to be “Lyme literate.”

I would assume a “Lyme literate” doctor would be able to diagnose and treat the following types of cases:

Lyme encephalopathy [2]
Lyme neuropathy [2]
Neuropsychiatric Lyme disease [3]
Pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders – PANS [4]
Lyme carditis [5]
Autonomic dysfunction – POTS [6]
Post-treatment Lyme fatigue – Post Lyme disease [7]
Neuropathic pain [8]
Persistent symptoms after Lyme disease [9]
Concurrent Co-infections [10]

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Adding to your wonderful & important post / question: a couple discussion threads:


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=013239;p=0

MORE WAYS TO FIND A DOCTOR

& WHY you need an LLMD or LL ND


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/115161?#000000

What Makes a Lyme Doc Top Notch?
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