First, thanks for the post on bio-identical hormones. I am 57 and post menopause and I am making an appt. on Monday!
Good question on telling people who inquire about your doctor. Our pharmacies in this area are so used to filling prescriptions for tick bourne illnesses that if they wanted to make a report they could. Frankly, I don't think they have time. If they say they know someone who needs treatment then I would probably give them the name.
In my neighborhood there are many who have had lyme. A mother came to the door last week with her daughter selling girl scout cookies. She started rattling off all these names of people who now have lyme. If any were to ask me for names of physicians I would tell them.
In the past I have had several visiting nurses - one sees a Dr. R in NY. Anyway, they all know that you are being treated for lyme and who the physician is.
I want to tell others about lyme if they are interested. Most people in my area are aware that it is a big problem and know someone who has been very ill from it.
The doctors in the area are not very helpful with long term treatment. If they are, they keep it quiet. That is why these lyme literate doctors (at least most of them) are appreciated for the risk they take.
So, I think we just need to be very careful about the internet, putting things in writing, that kind of thing.
Take care and I hope you are on your road to recovery.