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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I visit my lyme doc every month at a $160 a pop, not covered by insurance. Is this typical?
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics (for 10 days here and there), not much better. Supplements: No UC meds at this time. Started Doxy and Cedfinir too rough on stomach, stopped those.Started Bicillin injection 1/12/10, once a week of injections.On Zithromax and Flagyl as well, about 2 year protocol to rid myself of bacteria Babesia, Chylmadia Phenomia and Borresliosis. Taking Oxy Aloe Flush and liquid vitamins, curcumin and CO Q10

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I just paid $540 to see my new LLMD. He does take some insurance, but doesn't take my Anthem Blue Cross. I will submit the bill to ABC and hope to get reimbursed for the entire amount. The $160 seems to be a reasonable amount.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Gabapentin, Vitamins B,C & D

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   Posted 4/12/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I pay $90 for a regular visit and $125 if blood is drawn. The insurance reimburses about $26.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/12/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I paid $500 (no insurance coverage) to see a local LLMD who was basically much more helpful LL Naturopath charges a lot less and is covered on my insurance with a $15 copay plus the 20% coinsurance...I think he charges about $150 per visit, depending on how much time is spent with me (his visits are usually a lot longer than regular MD's I've seen), but insurance pays most of it.

Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/12/2010 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
If your doc is helping, I'd say it's worth it. If money is a problem see if you could cut your visits to every 6 weeks or once every other month.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/13/2010 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I pay $450 for an office visit and I think $325 for an appointment via phone. I schedule appointments every 8 weeks or so and usually only go into the office every other visit. He does not accept insurance but my out-of-network coverage has been reimbursing me 80%.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 4/13/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I pay the same as achievinggrace. we have the same doctor . : )
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