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How Do I Choose the Best Lyme disease Specialist?

A: Lyme disease is the name of a bacterial infection that is spread from a tick to a human. This disease can cause a range of symptoms, many debilitating, including nerve damage. Finding a Lyme disease specialist can be an important part of making a full recovery from this illness. As with any doctor, it''s important to choose a specialist who is well-trained, who understands your concerns, and with whom you are comfortable. You can get Lyme disease when a deer tick carrying the Borellia burgdorferi bacteria bites you. As the tick is drawing blood, some of the tick’s saliva gets regurgitated. The infection then travels through the blood stream. Those infected with Lyme
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What does an infectious disease specialist do

A: An infectious disease specialist is a doctor of internal medicine. Thanks for using !...
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How Can I Find A Lyme disease Specialist In My Area?

A: Lyme disease is treated by a medical doctor who specializes in infection control so look up that specialty in the yellow pages or call the local DOH. A good place to start would be visiting your general doctor. If they are aware that you have lyme disease, they will know of specialists in your area that can help you. If your doctor is unwilling to help there are many lyme disease help groups on the internet that can lead you to a specialist. The first step is to ask your primary care doctor. He or she should be able to refer you to another doctor who specializes in lyme disease. You could also search lyme disease forums for your area and post...


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How Can I Find A Lyme disease Specialist In My Area?

A: Lyme disease is treated by a medical doctor who specializes in infection control so look up that specialty in the yellow pages or call the local DOH. A good place to start would be visiting your general doctor. If they are aware that you have lyme disease, they will know of specialists in your area that can help you. If your doctor is unwilling to help there are many lyme disease help groups on the internet that can lead you to a specialist. The first step is to ask your primary care doctor. He or she should be able to refer you to another doctor who specializes in lyme disease. You could also search lyme disease forums for your area and post...


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Lyme disease specialist

A: Hi, Ivan... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately with information. There is a policy not to post doctors" names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for Lyme-literate MD.  They are few and far between so be prepared to travel if you find one. You can also go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org and click on the doctor referral button to the left. It requires a zip code to generate referrals. All Lyme specialists are not created equal so I would advise that you try to get feedback on any doctor(s) you choose so you won?t...
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Lyme disease specialist in California

A: Hi....I believe I answered this question, but it popped in again. Don"t know what happened here. I always try to answer questions the same day I get them. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register.  The forums are under flash discussion.  Click on the one that is Seeking A Doctor.  Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately with info. There is a policy not to post drs" names on the site due to privacy issues. Good luck and let me know if I can be of more help. Carol...
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Lyme disease Specialist in VA

A: Hi, Beth... So sorry to hear about your sister"s suffering.   It is well-known in the Lyme community that fleas, spiders, and mosquitoes and many bloodsucking insecets can carry the Lyme bacteria.  Even if she had a tick at one time, she would not have necessarily known it. They are very small and like to hid in obscure areas of the body where they are not generally noticed. The target rash for Lyme is only present in less than 50% of people that contract Lyme. Also, the tests for Lyme are notorious for yielding false negatives. A Lyme specialist will treat regardless of test results and will also test for co-infections that often occur with Lyme. There are two options that I recommend in finding a Lyme specialist. Go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash...
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Lyme disease specialists

A: Hi, Sara...I know what you"re going through.  I saw 14 doctors in two years and was treated as a kook by most of them. One neuro at a university hospital insinuated that perhaps I had been abused by my father as a child.  It"s like being in the middle of a nightmare that you can"t get out of. Only my family believed in me. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors" names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for Lyme-literate MD.  They are few and far between so be prepared to travel if you find one.  I drive 2 1/2 hours to see...
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I am 58 years old...grade 3, stage 1, 1.8 cm tumor. PR-, ER-, HER-. Had lumpectomy April, 2005; had 4 rounds of A/C, then 36 radiation treatments, finished with 4 rounds of Taxotere in January. The last radiation treatment was Oct 31, 2005. Two months after radiation, my breast turned red, the areola darkened, and the breast is warmer and larger then the other. My breast cancer specialist is unconcerned. I also have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in all lobes and three very small (3 to 5 mm) nodules in 3 lobes. The latest CT scan also shows edema in both lungs. Is it possible all this came from radiation? I may have a connective tissue disease such as scleroderma although that has not been verified. There was no breathing devise used during radiation. The radiation oncologist says it is impossible that the damage occured due to radiation. I will be seeing an interstitial lung disease specialist in a couple of weeks. How concerned should I be about the breast symptoms? I am a little overwhelmed with trying to get answers and trying to get to the correct specialist. I live in a rural area 5 hours from the nearest large medical center.

A: its hard to say what is triggering these symptoms. you will need to plan to travel though to get this evaluated properly at a large center where they have specialists in breast cancer. glad you are seeing a pulmonary doctor. you might consider seeing a breast surgical oncologist for second opinion about the breast symptoms....
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good and bad news regarding infectious disease specialist

A: Michelle, this still looks a little strange to me. It would seem that a staph infection would not be difficulat to diagnose much sooner. Staph usually forms boils which i have had also. The likely possibility is the surgeon would cut out the infected area and you should recover right away. It''s a minor surgery and shouldn''t take long. What does the infected area look like? Don''t worry. Hidradenitis Suppurativa, is what the ob/gyn diagnosed me with. Do you know anything about this? The area is fairly large and the skin has become real dark. There are a lot of scars from old boils and a lot of small bumps. That is the only way I know how to describe it. I am concerned about surgery. My ob/gyn did refer me today to a plastic surgeon. I have an appointment at the end of the month. My...


 
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