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hopefulmom
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Looking for a LLMD for my child with Lyme and Mycoplasma. South Central PA or Maryland Frederick Baltimore area. Thank you!
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TF
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How old is the child? The one I know will treat children over age 11.
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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for PA & MD.

You didn't mention how old your child was. We need to know in order to send you names of Lyme doctors who can treat him/her, because some doctors only treat adults, others just children while others treat both.

Your child 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!

A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.

Here is a link for them:

http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

Unfortunately, LLMDs are far and few between. He/she needs to go where they are.

Also most LLMDs do not accept insurance due to the politics surrounding this horrible disease. Read poster TF's explanation, "Why Lyme Doctors Don't Take Insurance":

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=025539;p=0

When calling for an appointment, ask if they have any cancellations or a waiting list. Patients have been able to get in sooner by doing this.

Check the online state Lyme groups at:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PennsylvaniaLyme/info

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info):
www.lyme-aware.org/pensylvania.html
www.lymepa.org

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

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

Read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Get it at your local library or buy it used on Amazon.

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

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