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Val pa
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Hello, I was just diagnosed today, but have had health issues for about 4 years now. I would like to know if there are any recommended providers that treat Lyme disease in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I realize that Texas is not a state where we have easy access to llmd providers, but I hope that there is someone out there with positive experiences in receiving treatment in Texas. Thank you.
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Welcome to Lymenet. Most people from Texas travel out-of-state for treatment. There are qualified LLMDs that will do appointments in person and then phone or Skype the next couple months and then in person again. Texas is not a good place for treatment.

Im sorry you are going through this. We will help you all we can.

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Thank you. I would welcome any suggestions for a provider that is out of state, but not too far. Louisiana? Arkansas?
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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for TX & MD.

You need 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

LLMDs are far and few between, unfortunately. You need to go where they are. None in AR.

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.

Please read the following about LLMDs and Texas which was recently posted about TX:

"Texas is not a great place to find a good Lyme doctor. Texas threatens its Lyme doctors and gets them to move or stop practicing without notice.

Then, if they start up again a year or so later, they do it to them again. So, there really are few Lyme doctors there and no top notch ones.

Because of the sorry state of affairs in Texas, many folks from Texas are coming to the East Coast for testing and treatment for Lyme disease and it's co-infections.

At least half of all Lyme patients travel out of state for their care. The doc is the key to the diagnosis and for getting rid of this horrendous disease. I can't emphasize that enough-the doc is the key.

This is what I wrote to another Texan in Sept. Look at the following thread to see the discussion:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/132642?#000018

Read what other Texans wrote in this thread about trying to get proper care in Texas."

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

Maybe they can help.

Some more resources for you (including Support Groups info):
http://whatislyme.com/websites-and-support-groups-by-state/

www.txlda.org

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

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 http://www.veoh.com/m/watch.php?v=v21055812yWtmpgB8

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