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misssssss
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Wondering if anyone knows of doctors in Louisiana. I’ve heard there is one in Pineville, but hoping to find one closer to Baton Rouge who I can access. Also, is there any doctor who accepts insurance?

Thank you!!!
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Welcome back misssssss

The only LLMD I know of in LA is in Pinevlle.

Try these organizations for more leads of LLMD’s in your area.
It is a simple e-mail format that you fill out and they respond back.

Global Lyme Alliance Physician Search;
https://www.globallymealliance.org/lyme-patient-support/find-medical-professional/

ILADS Physician Search:
https://www.ilads.org/patient-care/provider-search/

Also contact Lyme Support groups in your area for their first-hand experiences of LLMD’s in your area.

Louisiana Lyme Association
https://www.facebook.com/groups/506217362791812/

Louisiana Borreliosis

https://rawlsmd.com/lyme-support/united-states/louisiana/louisiana-borreliosis-association

Good luck to you and hoping you find help.

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Welcome to Lymenet!

I don't know of any docs in Louisiana and that particular doc has either retired or is no longer treating Lyme patients - not sure.

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

Unfortunately, LLMDs are far and few between - you need to go where they are. At least half of all Lyme patients travel out-of-state.

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

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.

Contact the LA Lyme Support Groups - maybe they can help. They would know better about LA.

https://whatislyme.com/lyme-disease-in-louisiana/

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

Read the books written by the top LLMD, Dr. H, titled, "Why Can't I Get Better?" and "How Can I Get Better?". They are an excellent source of information.

Also read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Get it at your local library or buy them used online.

View "Under Our Skin"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2JgR_Jfbhv8&noapp=1&client=mv-google

and "Under Our Skin2: Emergence"
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iAzRksyHfSNWBGsHcugYl9a8WQ9TnDCW

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