I'm not seeing one. Again I don't believe they are even real doctors that's why they aren't covered by insurance. They take people's money, prescribe antibiotics and a year down the road people think they are healed from them when really there body just needed that long to recover.
Not true - the reason why they don't take insurance - as more and more doctors are going to - is because they don't wish to be dictated to about
what they are allowed to use to treat their patients. I was seeing a MD that didn't take insurance and she was only treating thyroid and adrenal issues, but refused insurance for the very same reason. I had to deal with my insurance when THEY decided that I no longer needed to be on my thyroid meds, despite my doctors recommendations, and my symptoms.
And, as I said, you really need to learn more about
persisters. These are the bacteria that are antibiotic treatment resistant, and Lyme also lives in the tissues, not in the blood stream as many other infections do. This means that short term abx will simply NOT kill enough of the bacteria, and many of those bacteria that are in the blood stream will change to a form that nothing can kill them (called round body or cyst form).
Most LLMD's do not charge any more than other doctors that don't take insurance, and to verify this, you can call a few 'regular' MD's that don't take insurance and ask their prices.
But this is kind of beside the point. The reality is that you still have an active infection - because you still have the symptoms of an active infection and the body has no ulterior motive - so you still need more treatment.
If you can get this from a doctor that is not educated by ILADS, then you can still heal, because it's the treatment, not the doctor that heals us. I have used herbs and do not use a MD (because there are none near me that understand these bacteria and the resulting infections) and I have healed once, but got reinfected about
two years after healing the first time. So if you don't wish to use a LLMD, there are other alternatives, but they may not be the 'easy' route, as you have to learn about
the bacteria and the infections and how to treat them effectively - but it can be done.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)