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tpup
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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
So I emailed the contact here for docs in my area. I googled some and many of them have TERRIBLE reviews! (over-charging, over-medicating, poor bedside manner). Geesh. Are there any reliable reviews via this site (or any other)?? I don't want to go to a doc that is going to overcharge me, but I want one who is more familiar with Lyme than our local med. center. Thoughts?? Thx!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/6/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
tpup,

I haven't read the reviews yet but in my opinion, there will always be a bad one. I went to a doctor once that I thought was caring and truly listened to me. I loved him as a doctor. While searching for something else, I came across some reviews about him that weren't too wonderful. I was rather shocked because I thought he was great. There is always going to be something bad about a doctor no matter who you see. You can't please everyone. It's impossible.
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Stunned123
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   Posted 8/6/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I found my LLMD through Lyme.net. Have you tried looking there yet? Just a thought.

minerals
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   Posted 8/6/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Most LLMDs overcharge! Mine just raised his consult fee to $950.00!!!But having a good one is so much better than not having one. A good one is priceless.
Diagnosed 2003 Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, Micoplasma,Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Have had since early nineties.

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CatDuck
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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
tpup, I'm going to stick my neck out here with an opinion about Lyme's doctors. I don't have the experience here that some do but I'm going to give it a shot based on my recent research.
So anyone feel free to set me straight if I am miss-informed.

Lyme's disease treatment seems to be rather controversial. I have been studying current events and treatments for a friend that is too sick to do it himself. I had Lyme's a long time ago and have had to play catch up because apparently my situation is relatively unique.

Anyways, I'm reading that treating Lyme's doctors from ILADS get trashed on internet by the IDSA. The IDSA doctors seem to be fighting an anti chronic lyme's battle that is motivated by money. I just read about the investigation of them by a State Attorney General. His findings are pretty convincing. So it seems that any chronic Lyme's doctor that does not do what the IDSA rules say, they are targets and accused of overcharging, over medicating and over treating. I'm not saying that may not be the case sometimes, I don't know by experience, only what I'm reading about. Ha, I don't even know what doctors you saw reviews for but if they are bad reviews about ILADS doctors then it's important to know that it might not be about lyme's as much as the politics of it.

I did a lot of my reading on www.canlyme.com, http://www.lymepolicywonk.org/, http://www.ilads.org/, and http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/

Good luck.

ticker
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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
tpup, you can email me at ko_@bellsouth.net for doctor recommendations.
 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Ticker,

Do you want us to start putting your email in posts for doctor recommendations? We could do that if you'd like.
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hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 8/6/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
People are more inclined to post negative feelings I think about their doctor than if all goes well during the visit. Just human nature?
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/6/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree hoping. Just like people post about feeling bad. You see more posts about feeling bad than feeling good.
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