Do other Lyme Literate MDs also charge so much for a consultation?

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Rocky Mountain
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   Posted 4/28/2018 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
A LLMD in Virginia charges $1000 for consultation. That seems very high to me, when compared to doctors in other specializations. Anyone know if it's common for LLMDs to charge a lot?

Girlie
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   Posted 4/28/2018 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
The clinic I go to charges a little less than that for the initial consult and the follow ups are reduced.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Girlie
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   Posted 4/28/2018 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
How long is the appt?

That plays into it.
My initial consult appt was over 3 hours.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Gilmore
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   Posted 4/29/2018 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got thru calling LLMD all over eastern us.
They seem to range from $750-2,850 for initial appointment.
None take regular insurance and only some will code for out of network insurance reimbursement and others will not code for govt based insurance. Some make you sign that you will not submit for insurance reimbursement.
Most appointments last 1-3 hours compared to 20-30 min for regular doctor first appointment.
Lyme diagnosed in 2014 after testing for 12 years
Late stage neurological Lyme and trying to get disability
Done:applied kinesiology with lots of supplements
Done: IV roce, IV vanco, IV doxy
Done Oral antibiotics: mepron, doxy, ceftin, rifampin, azith
Done Supplements: biofilm defense, B12, vit D, flower essences, homeopathic drops, burbur brain detox, GSE, Chorella, oils
Multiple detox method

Mark FW
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   Posted 4/29/2018 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I see a NP in Wi, she charges $450 for initial visit and it’s about 1 1/2 hr

Woodduck12
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   Posted 4/29/2018 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Mark iv, what np do you see? I also am in WI. I see a went to a llmd in Ill. I sure they are good but I can already see that I won't have the $ for them. Then again health is wealth. Although most llmds are great and ethical. I am always looking for the ones that prey on the chronically I'll.

tiggeerrific
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   Posted 4/29/2018 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going tomorrow and my fee is $850 and than $350 a month and they don't take insurance

Mark FW
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   Posted 4/29/2018 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I’m also from N IL. I started with DLC in Chicago but I now see RK in Minong, Wi. After first visit she’ll see you in Milwaukee.

She’s Lyme pro and really knows her stuff. Only treats Lyme. Trained under Dr Hoffman.

Send me a p email and I’ll share more.
Symptoms started July/17
Elisa & WB inconclusive Oct/17
Clinically diagnosed Dec/17
2 months of doxy & tinidazole Jan/18
Cowden started March/18
Treating Bart with abx April/18

Rocky Mountain
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   Posted 4/29/2018 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much you guys. Great to know what other people are going through..

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/29/2018 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine was $680 for initial visit - 2 hours.
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