Post Edited (pj1954) : 6/18/2009 12:58:20 PM (GMT-6)
Isn't the doctor who named a form of lyme Master's Disease near Columbia, MO. I don't know if he still practices, but I think he has trained some LLMD's near there.
I went to Dr. C in Springfield and felt he was good. Avoid Dr. R in Kansas City.
Hi james from missouri, welcome to the board!
Below is a Lyme symptom list. You can have any combination of symptoms.
When Lyme is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. Besides Lyme, ticks can also transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a doctor recommendation.
It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2008 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols. I also recommend the books "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease Second Edition" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner and "The Lyme Disease Solution" by Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.