LLMD's in NJ - Opinions?

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*Bella*
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm trying to decide between 2 LLMD's in NJ. One if Dr. S in Howell, and the other is Dr. E in Flemington.

If anyone has any experience with either of these doctor's, please post or email me.

Thank you!

hezzer926
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you please email me.. reinerh@kean.edu.. i want to know why you're leaving Dr. E..

*Bella*
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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hezzer,

I sent you an email.

Dowa
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   Posted 10/20/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
A Lyme friend of mine is seeing Dr. F in NJ and is very happy with her.

alfers
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   Posted 10/21/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bella,

I saw Dr. S for about 3 years and really liked him.  He treats aggressively.  The only thing is he is very quiet and it's hard to get information out of him.  If you do your research on your own, it's fine, but if you want a doc to talk to you a lot and really give you advice, you might want to go to Dr. E.  Dr. E also recommends a lot more supplements and diet modification...which can be great, but it can also be a lot more expensive (she sells many supplements through her own office). 

I switched from Dr. S eventually because I had more stuff going on and he didn't know much about it.  I'm still not entirely happy with my new doc, but oh well.  I do think Dr. S is great if you're very sick and really just need someone to do some tests and prescribe antibiotics.


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lsziggy
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   Posted 10/21/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr S is great. He saved my father-in-laws life and has done a great job with my faimliy (wife and 3 kids). He is compassionate. Don't let the office fool you. He really knows his stuff. You do need to ask him and push for info. He does not want to "force" the lyme diagnosis on anyone as there are still many non-believers outh there.

saxmar
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   Posted 10/21/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Bella

If you are leaving Dr. E in Jackson, NJ I am also curious why.

Please email me at saxmar@msn.com.

thanks

saxmar

ria123
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   Posted 10/21/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I see Dr S. in Howell, I like him very much. I was Dx in August and he has me feeling almost myself again. He knows his med's very well.
It is true that he is quite and you need to ask him questions, but any question I have asked him he knew immediately the answers to. He always' calls back also and I like that very much. His staff is very knowledgeable and very kind.
Hope this helps.

*Bella*
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   Posted 10/21/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to clarify that the Dr. E I'm talking about isn't the female Dr. E in Jackson, NJ, but the male Dr. E in Flemington, NJ.

Hi Saxmar - I sent you an email.

saxmar
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Bella

Thanks, I got the email.  The clarification on Which Dr.E you meant was a good idea.

saxmar


rcenters
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Well; I might as well jump on the bandwagon and ask about your leaving Dr E as well; if ya could email me - just curious as well! 

I never realized it but it seems like either half the people on this forum either live in the NY/ NJ area or else travel a long way to come see docs here.   Is there really that few LLMDs anywhere else?  I am originally from Tennessee and someday might be again, I know I asked about LLMDs in TN and heard there aren't any.....


Post Edited (rcenters) : 10/9/2009 10:27:07 AM (GMT-6)


*Bella*
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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rcenters,

I sent you an email.

ticker
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   Posted 10/23/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
rcenters, you are right there are no Lyme doctors in TN.
 

LF1980
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. F in NJ is by far the best lyme literate doctor. You need to go to her.

*Bella*
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi LF,

I saw Dr. F for awhile, but I had a hard time getting anyone from her office to ever call me back and honestly, when I did see her she told me I had "residual inflammation" (after 2 months on abx from another doctor), and that I shouldn't start abx again. I don't buy into the residual inflammation idea (I believe that you treat it until your symptoms are gone, plus 2 months) and the fact that I had only 2 months abx at that point made me wonder why she would think it was only residual inflammation and not an active infection.

I don't mean to take anything away from Dr. F because I know a lot of people like her, but I don't feel that she helped me at all.

Cmacaran
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   Posted 10/24/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been to Dr. E in Jackson, and Dr. F (and Dr. G). Both Dr. E and Dr. F are good in their own way. Dr. F really knows her technical abx stuff but doesn't seem to go much farther, Dr. E in Jackson leaves no stone unturned with abx plus going herbal, vitamin, HBOT and diet. I am with Dr. F now because she is so much closer to my house and I can do the non-abx stuff myself anyhow at this point.

nervoustick
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   Posted 10/25/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a former patient of Dr. E in Flemington and current of Dr. S in Howell. I too am curious regarding those who might have experience with the two and the reasons for leaving/staying. I could also lend my opinion and info to those equally as curious via jrwoznicki at yahoo

Vin
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   Posted 2/16/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, don't mean to bump up an old post...but can someone PM me contact information for Dr. S in howell or Dr. F? I am having alot of weird symptoms and I think I need to pursue a more aggressive treatment with someone who can give me some more answers.

Thanks,
Vin
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now *In Hospital* |Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 50 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Cipro/Flagyl|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|
 
 
 
 


nervoustick
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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Vin you might contact me at email embedded in message above so I can forward contact info for Dr. S in Howell. Your PM or email link was not active.

Vin
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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, I am going to email you and it will be coming from vin1382@hotmail.com.

Thanks!!

Vin
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now *In Hospital* |Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 50 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Cipro/Flagyl|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|
 
 
 
 


Vin
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   Posted 2/19/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Bump, Have not gotten contact information for Dr S.
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 30 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 


DocsKat
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   Posted 3/15/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Both Docs E and S are great and have extensive experience in treating lyme. Dr S has been treating longer and is very successful, my recollection is that Dr S used to be one of the most aggressive docs I knew, but became hesitant to use IV (he had been attacked for using IV so often and for so long) and Dr E was a bit more knowledgeable about co-infections. I was a lyme care coordinator at the LymeCare Center in NJ for over 12 years and knew them both well. Personalities are a bit different, but patients did well with both. I was treated by Dr F in W Caldwell, who is brilliant, but comes with challenges. Fortunately, I knew her very well and lived nearby, so I did better than ok. She was very aggressive and did everything right for me. She was expensive, takes a long time to see, etc etc, but I have tremendous respect for her. There's always the Drs. B in Albany and Rhinebeck. It's Too bad we lost so many great docs as a result of the controversy of treating LD aggressively and openly. Glad to see no one is naming names. Protect the one's you have.

dkhurshe
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   Posted 10/23/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I need to find a LLMD in NJ so could you please email me details of Dr. S in Howell, Dr. E in Flemington and also Dr. F (I forget from where) ? I would really appreciate it. My email address is dkhursheed@hotmail.com
 
Thanks.
dkhurshe

PSR1
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   Posted 10/23/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
What about Dr H in Hyde Park NY? Any experiences with him? I have an appt in November

springsjean
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   Posted 10/23/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't care for Dr. S. I was suffering for 3+ years and couldn't wait to see him, took a day off work, drove an hour and was in and out in 15 minutes. I couldn't hear him, he offered nothing other than a dx. and never looked me in the eye. I need more compassion. Whether he is a good dr. or not, I didn't get to that point. I will say I was bedridden with severe chest pains and irregular heart beat two weeks into rx. and he returned my call and was very abrupt on the phone. I need to be able to relate and converse with a doctor rather than try and pull words out of his mouth. However, he did run all tests and find co-infection although did not run lyme? when only lyme test I had was negative lab corp. Guess it depends on personal preference.
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