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22dreams
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Hi,

My PCP (Dr. L) is on 'family leave' through the end of the year and I need to find a

lyme-friendly, preferably INTEGRATIVE, PCP

to continue my treatment and scripts.

in Massachusetts (greater Boston).

who takes INSURANCE.

(i.e. nature throid for hashimotos, low-dose hydrocortisone, Nystatin, acyclovir ...)

to support the ID doctor I started to see a few weeks ago.

I would appreciate it if you could please PM me some names.

This is such a great loss for her patients!

thank you very much!

[ 10-11-2009, 12:19 PM: Message edited by: 22dreams ]

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mbroderick
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I hope that you're not seeing an ID doc for Lyme! That isn't usually a good combination . . .

As far as PCP's - Local Support Groups may be your best bet for this information. There's a link on the upper left side of this page.

You could also try the Lyme Disease Assoc. website. My PCP and LLMD are one-and-the-same.
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/referral

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22dreams
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Thanks.

We don't have a support group in Boston.
I also posted on yahoo groups list without any suggestions as of yet.

Thanks for the word of warning re: ID docs.
as a general rule, that applies.

However and FYI:

1/2 of the VERY very few mds who treat lyme in Massachusetts are infectious disease doctors.

Lest we forget that "Dr. J" himself is an ID doc as well!

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Is this any help? http://www.lymesite.com/support%20boston%20area.htm
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Thanks, RDay.

I am familiar with those support groups & some members but, again, they are not in the vicinity of the City-- are quite a distance away.

Geographically, the doctors outside the 128 belt (highway surrounding Boston) aren't really of help to those of us who can't get out to those suburban and rural areas.

I have my feelers out and posted on MassLyme yahoo groups--

of which all the State support group leaders are members--

and am still waiting to hear about a substitute who TAKES INSURANCE.

I'll contact the director of px care at my PCP's clinic tomorrow who might be able to help.

The only alternative my Md's office assistant gave us was a terrible Md in the same clinic who is completely lyme un-friendly and a great integrative PCP who isn't taking any more patients, unfortunately.

I need to find an INTEGRATIVE PCP who TAKES INSURANCE. This is HUGE for me and others b/c of the very few LLMDs in Mass who cannot (or refuse to b/c of time constraints) function as PCPs and/or who we can't visit often enough because of distance.

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I PM'd you 22dreams.
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