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jnathan
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I'm going to see a doctor in PA on Monday. I was doing some searching tonight and found some less than desirable

reviews.the reason I chose him is because he takes insurance and I've been out of work for 5 months and my finances are very

limited maybe the fact that he takes insurance should have been a red flag but I'm all the desperate at this point. No one around

Here will treat me because my Western blot only showed positive on IgG 23 and 41. I know I can't use names but this Dr. has a

family practice and also apparently is very knowledgeable in lymes. any information about this doctor good or bad would be

appreciated. I'm in the Delaware area so any suggestions on any other doctors in the area that aren't too expensive and will treat

clinically. My biggest fear is driving 5 hours and having someone tell me that they won't treat me. also any information on how you can afford to pay for treatment.

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Hi - we mention states but not cities on Lymenet, to protect Lyme doctors. People can pm you to discuss the specifics - Robin123

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Fyi, a positive 23 and 41 is enough, in the eyes of many Lyme doctors, and us, to confirm a case of Lyme disease. Taking insurance is not a red flag - it means they're willing to put up with dealing with insurance hoops.

Rather than drive five hours for nothing, I usually call on the phone and find out what payment arrangements will be like prior to coming for an appt. You could try making a call on Friday about all that.

You can connect with local support groups listed at the left with Support Groups.

We also have state groups. You can get to them at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/statenamelyme, like pennsylvanialyme.

I wish you well in connecting with someone. It can involve some investigation. We have that kind of discussion in pms, not on the board, to protect the doctors.

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I sent you a private message.

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Yeah, my doctor takes insurance, and he's fantastic. The only thing that wasn't covered was the Igenex testing (I filed everything to try and get my insurance to reimburse for it, but they wouldn't.) So all I pay is my $25 specialist co-pay.

Also, I feel like you can search ANY doctor, and you're going to find bad reviews. So I wouldn't let any of that be a deterrent to you. I understand not wanting to put in that kind of drive only to be disappointed, I actually didn't want to do the 5 hour round trip to see this guy. Now I do that every month.

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