Reccomendations for LLMD in Sacramento/San Francisco Area of California???

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FMS@23?
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   Posted 3/11/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was reccomended to go to the website www.turnthecorner.org in which I am in the process of doing. I was just curious if anyone had seen an LLMD in Northern California by any chance and if they did, what the doctors name is. You can e mail the name discretely to me if you would like. Thanks once again for all the help!!!
 
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FMS@23?
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   Posted 3/12/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Or Northern California?

andim
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   Posted 3/12/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi FMS@23-

If you will post your email address I will send you the name and contact information for the LLMD that I see in N. California (North Bay).

gracietiger
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   Posted 3/12/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
i am also looking for a sacramento (preferable) or bay area doc. i have heard of two really good ones, but they are very expensive. i am wondering if there is a more reasonably priced doc in the area???

lhcook
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   Posted 3/12/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD is great and is the Bay Area. If you e-mail me at lucy96734@gmail.com I will give you the contact information.

FMS@23?
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   Posted 3/12/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the help! My e mail address is srowe22785@yahoo.com Also do most doctors accept insurance and does anyone know approximately how much it costs for the initial visit? Thanks friends!

LupnerRN
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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, all you NorCal people.

I'm in Livermore. My LLMD is in Los Altos, She is Dr. M and has Lyme.
There's going to be a CALDA conference in San Ramon on April 18th that she and Dr. G will be speaking at. Go to the calda website.

I've also been wanting to put together a support group. If you all are interested let me know @ k-lgem@comcast.net.

Gracietiger, my fist LLMD appointment was $400, but insurance paid for most. You have to send in for reimbursement. Mine works pretty easy. Follow up appts are about $125. Remember, your health is worth it!! Get people/family/friends to help if needed.

god bless - Lisa
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08  IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08  Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09  Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.   


gracietiger
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   Posted 3/17/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much, Lisa! Your doctor is way more affordable than the other two I have looked into seeing in the Bay Area. If you don't mind me asking, without invading too much, what insurance carrier do you use??
Los Altos is a bit of a drive for me, but so worth it for an affordable, yet good doctor. Have you been really pleased with her? does she have a high success rate do you know? I know the other two Bay Area doctors who I'm thinking of are very highly regarded -- which one definitely pays for!!! I am going to email you for your doc's info...

Also, I seem to remember at some point reading something on this forum about a doc in Sacramento. Is anyone reading this the person who offered that info??

pjbat
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   Posted 3/23/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in the Sacramento area and have been going to an LLMD in the Bay Area (same as recommended by lhcook) for the past year.  However, I also recently started seeing a doctor in Sacramento for other problems (he was recommended by my LLMD), who also happens to treat Lyme. I can give you his info if you'd like. Initial visit was $325.   Payment is due upon visit but the office will send the bill to the insurance company. My email is pjbat08@yahoo.com
 


Natlyme
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   Posted 8/20/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been working with Dr. B. at in San Francisco. He's a very knowledgeable lyme doctor that is available and affordable. Dr B. uses pharmaceuticals to go after infection while using natural and holistic therapies to support and rebuild the body from toxic side effects of drugs and die off. He was able to manage my herx reactions with IV nutrient therapy and help address my IBS. I would recommend him as a great lyme disease specialist in San Francisco. I love this doctor
 
 
 
Please do not post doctor's names on this forum. Thank you:)

Post Edited By Moderator (CajunGrl) : 8/20/2010 3:21:36 PM (GMT-6)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/20/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
FMS,

Welcome to the forum! We're so glad that you found us:)

For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:
phassan@optonline.net

If you'd like more doctor suggestions, you can email stephanie at: stephanie@turnthecorner.org You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/bod.htm if you want to learn a little bit more about Lyme Disease.

You will want to find an ILADS(International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) doctor. The ILADS site is a great place to read to get you started on your Lyme journey.
www.ilads.org/

For great info and links, please read the topic at the top of the first page of this forum titled, "New To Lyme?......Start Here!" It will help you get started learning about lyme.

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/20/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm confused - the entries at the beginning of this thread are over a year old according to the information on my computer. I was excited to see them because I did not realize so many people on here lived near me. One post-er said they were trying to put together a support group in this area (they were in Livermore). I'm wondering if that ever happened; the vintage of those posts predates my involvement in this site.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

lynniecat
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   Posted 8/20/2010 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
OH, boy, I went in search of Dr M after seeing this post since I live near Los Altos and she has passed away a few days ago! How horrible, I assume from Lyme. That is very depressing. Glad the medical community takes this disease so seriously! NOT!

nanski3626
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   Posted 10/10/2016 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I am searching for a Lyme clinic or specialist in the Sacramento area
My son was bit and infected 3 mos ago
Thanks for any help

Girlie
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   Posted 10/10/2016 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nanski3626 - welcome to our community!

I'm sorry your son is dealing with this...but am glad you found your way here. This is a great group of caring and knowledgeable people.

In addition to member's recommendations, you can also contact the ILADS Physician Referral system:

ilads.org/ilads_media/physician-referral/

We encourage all new members to take a look through the thread at the top of the page titled: "New to Lyme?..Start Here!" It's packed full of useful information.

How is your son doing?
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.

PeteZa
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   Posted 10/10/2016 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
nanski3626 said...
I am searching for a Lyme clinic or specialist in the Sacramento area
My son was bit and infected 3 mos ago
Thanks for any help


In Sacramento there is a Dr. Will M on Alta Arden (we don't put doctors names on this forum). If you can't figure it out, please email me.

I went to him when I first was bit. He is very thorough, but he was hesitant to treat me without a CDC positive Igenex test result. I did not have enough +++'s on my test for him. His reply to me was to wait another 3 weeks and re-test. This did not sit well with me and I left to find another doc.

I found one in Weimar, CA - about an hrs drive and he only had limited knowledge and I quickly outgrew him.

I ended up treatment myself with Buhner herbs by using his books.

However, I did use Beyond Balance herbs that the doc in Weimar gave me -- I loved this product!!

You can surely find a huge amount of LLMDs in the bay area. You might want to look there.

jrpsf
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   Posted 10/10/2016 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Nanski-I can provide you with the names and info for the Lyme specialists in the San Francisco Area if you need it. Feel free to click on my user name which will take you to another screen where you will see my email address. You can email me and I will send you the list I have compiled. There are about 5 or 6 really highly regarded LLMD/ND's but please note they do have about a 4-5 month wait for a first appointment.

Sending positive healing thoughts for you son.

Janet
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