Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 7/2/2009 5:55:51 PM (GMT-6)
Hi gracetiger. I think many doctors focus mainly on their specialty. If someone sees a neurologist, the doctor will evaluate the person for neurological contditions.
What have the doctors you have seen diagnosed you with?
Have you had any Lyme testing done?
There are some diseases that are diagnosed through the process of eliminating other diseases. There are some diseases that do not have a 100% accurate test. Lyme disease can be one of these diseases. Some Lyme doctors have either had the disease themselves or they have had someone close to them who has had it, so they know what it takes to treat it. Many doctors learn very little about tick-borne diseases in medical school. There is a lot more information known about them now than there was even ten years ago. The majority of people who see mainstream doctors for Lyme usally do not get better or they do not stay well because they receive inadequate treatment.
As far as the prices that are charged, first visits are the most expensive because a very detailed history is taken and they typically average about two hours. Follow-up visits are less. Most Lyme doctors no longer take insurance because insurance companies no longer reimburse them. You can submit the bills to your company for reimbursement. Some companies pay more than others. I have noticed in my area that many doctors of different specialties no longer take insurance. This allows them to spend as much time with each patient as they need.
I hope you can find out soon what is wrong. Keep us posted.
Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 7/2/2009 9:09:03 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 7/3/2009 11:30:59 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 7/3/2009 12:12:31 PM (GMT-6)