Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for PA, MD & CT.
I assume you are in NJ (you didn't include the state you were in).
Here are some quotes from old posts about NJ:
"There are NO good LLMD's in NJ. NJ is a wasteland of bad docs. I can tell you from years of experience, unless you go with an established doc (of which there are only a few on the east coast) you will get undertreated and continue to relapse.
PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE. NJ is a bad place for ticks and a bad place for tick doctors."
"The LLMDs in NJ are not very good based on patients' experiences. People start with them then end up going to see other LLMDs out-of-state."
"Over the years, the folks in New Jersey have said that the best Lyme doctors are not there."
"I strongly suggest that you be willing to travel outside of New Jersey to get good treatment."
"There are Lyme doctors in the area you have named, but I don't recommend any of them. To get a good Lyme specialist, you will have to be willing to travel. At least half of all Lyme patients go out of state for their care."
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.