I have my first appt with a lyme doc this coming Tuesday. The post regarding what to ask your doctor was/is very helpful for me. The problem is I first have to pay $500 and then I can ask questions regarding treatments, lyme, the doctors' education, etc.
I just received an info packet in the mail 20 mins ago. It has the doctor's consent form- no big deal. The first bullet point states, "I understand there are two schools of thought with regard to the treatment of lyme disease, and Dr. _____ follows the guidelines set forth by the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS). His treatment is based on sound scientific dara and evidence based medicine...".
This doc does not take insurance and first visit is $500 upfront.
I am completely ignorant when it comes to lyme disease and treatment. However, isn't that one of the biggest problems for sick lymes patients that some conventional doctors' follow only ILADS guidelines and do not treat their patients with the best choice of medication (if needed), but only what is suggested by 'Society' guidelines??? Or am I completely confusing ILADS with a different 'Society' like Infectious Disease???
Please help! It took me awhile to scrape together $500 and if something shows suspicion, I just want to be aware. Suggestions, advice, anything please???
I just saw 'Under Our Skin' last night also...