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katc
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 1/18/2009 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I don't know the rules for this site so hopefully I am not going against them.
 
Can anyone tell me of a doctor in NC who takes Ins and actually treats Lyme.
 
I finally got a diagnosis of Lyme after 15 years of never ending symptoms. I tested positive per the CDC on western blot. However every doc I have been too says it must be a false positive because you cannot possibly get Lyme in NC. 
 
So as you can see I need a freaking doctor!
 
Would love to hear from someone!

Palmetto Lance
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 466
   Posted 1/19/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   

katc,

Good morning. I live in Raleigh, and I must say that this state does not support the idea of Lyme Disease. I know of several practitioners, but none of them take insurance. I think I remember hearing of 1 doctor in either Greensboro or Winston-Salem that treats Lyme and takes insurance...but he is by no means a Lyme-literate physician.

Even though the cost is higher, I would recommend seeing a Lyme-Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD). This disease is not straight forward to treat; you need someone with first hand clinical experience. That's just my $0.02. Send me an email if you would like me to recommend someone for you here in NC.

Thanks,

-Lance


Dx History: Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis
Rx History: Doxycycline (3 months), Biaxin/Plaquenil (5 months), Levaquin (1 month), Mepron/Zithromax/Flagyl/Artemisinin (4 months), Doxycycline/Zithromax/Flagyl (2 months), Mepron/Zithromax/Artemisinin/Levaquin/Flagyl (4 months), Omnicef/Levaquin/Zithromax/Flagyl (current)

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