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one4islands
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****I am currently seeing a dr. for my Lyme.

Saw a Rheumatologist back in February advised by an Infectious Disease dr.


I had a ton of labs done by each and the only thing abnormal were my WBC/platelets and a small amount of ketones in urine.

A myotisis panel was done as well and was pending.

The Rheumatologist's office called stating they needed to see me regarding abnormal labs.

I am assuming the myotisis panel came back abnormal.

I did not care for this dr. as she told me I had none of the classic symptoms of Lyme.

No swollen joints, no rash and no recollection of a tick bite, therefore, in her eyes no Lyme for me.

I would prefer not to blow my $40 copay on this dr. who doesn't think I have Lyme, but to take these results to a decent Rheumatologist in Northern Virginia or even near Richmond as I live in between those areas.

If anyone can recommend one that takes insurance that may be able to help I'd greatly appreciate it.

[ 04-05-2011, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: one4islands ]

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"No swollen joints, no rash and no recollection of a tick bite, therefore, in her eyes no Lyme for me."

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Well, it's obvious she doesn't know anything about lyme then!

I sent you a PM. Most Lyme literate MD's do not take insurance.

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I must thank one of you who sent an extensive listing of drs.

I was looking for a Rhuematologist, but came upon a dr. in Lexington, VA who treats Lyme and takes my insurance.

I am thrilled and have made an upcoming appt.

I was not very satisfied with the current treatment received with my current dr. treating me for Lyme, but the dr. was the only one I could find who took my insurance.

I do hope this dr. works out.

It will be a three hour drive one way, the other dr. was almost 2 hrs.

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