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klynnae
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Hello, we are looking for a LLMD in the Portland Oregon area or Vancouver Washington. My 12 year old son was just diagnosed. We are looking for someone that practices Western Medicine along with holistic medicines.
Thank you.

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hopingandpraying
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Here is what poster "Keebler " wrote and she is very knowledgeable about Oregon:

"Welcome. I hope you find what you need here.

I'm so very sorry to tell you that there are no Lyme literate MDs in Oregon. There is another kind of doctor, though, ND (naturopathic), see detail below.

IF this is a recent bite and you are lucky enough to have a current bulls eye rash, you might be able to get abbreviated treatment with a regular MD, but there is no guarantee and they would not have the fuller education required.

However, there are a couple LL NDs who are ILADS educated and there is an active Lyme support group that meets once a month. Contact them for all options in your health care providers, testing, etc.

An ND is a Naturopathic doctor. Not all know about Lyme (or know enough) so be sure anyone you see is ILADS educated. There are at least 2-3 in Portland and few others around the state.


http://lyme.kaiserpapers.org/oregon.html

Lyme Disease in Oregon

The Kaiser Papers – not by or from Kaiser Insurance but about how they deal with Lyme inquiries

Also gives background regarding lack of Lyme assessment / treatment in general, regardless of one’s insurance coverage.

OREGON SUPPORT GROUPS listed at BOTTOM OF PAGE


Other than to see one of the few Oregon ILADS educated LL ND, many in Oregon jump north to Washington state or head south to California to see a LL MD - or travel elsewhere.


http://lyme.kaiserpapers.org/washington.html

Lyme Disease in Washington state

Scroll down for WASHINGTON SUPPORT GROUPS at BOTTOM OF PAGE


On-line support (and to see what others suggest) through www.LymeDisease.org

http://www.lymedisease.org/resources/referrals.html

Doctor Referrals - any state

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/YOURSTATENAMELyme

On-line support

LL ND - explained here:

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

What is a LLMD? LL ND? What is ILADS?

WHY you need an ILADS "educated" or "minded" Lyme Literate doctor (whether MD or ND, or both) - starting with assessment / evaluation for Lyme, OTHER tick-borne diseases, and other chronic stealth infections - and all that goes along for the ride.

Medical "models" explained here, as to differences in the ISDA & ILADS models of assessment & treatment - and exactly why it is so very important to know the differences."

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hopingandpraying
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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for WA.

Your dear son needs to be evaluated and treated by a Lyme-literate doctor (LLMD). Non LLMDs have no clue about this horrible disease or its complex treatment!

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

Check the online state Lyme groups at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OregonLyme/info

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WashingtonLyme/info

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources (including Support Group info):
www.lyme-aware.org/oregon.html
www.lyme-aware.org/washington.html

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

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

The top LLMD, Dr. H, has written a new book entitled, "Why Can't I Get Better?". It is an excellent source of information.

Also read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Check your local library or buy it used on Amazon.

View "Under Our Skin" for free on www.hulu.com

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supergirl
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Keebler...I would like to view the video from the Senate hearing. thanks! you're so awesome!

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PHOENIX: mythical bird that rises from the ashes
July '09 got sick very quickly could barely get out of bed - ND diag lymes.. and the journey began
bite: unkown - no rash

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