How to Find a Doctor
Due to inadequate testing methods and divided opinions on how Lyme disease is diagnosed and treated, it’s not uncommon for Lyme patients to encounter challenges when pursuing medical care.
Why You Need a Specialist
Lyme disease is known as the “Great Imitator”. This refers to the fact its symptoms can be found in other medical conditions, making diagnosis difficult. In addition, ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also spread other diseases which are hard to identify unless you have additional experience.
Finding a Doctor
Finding the right type of doctor can make all the difference in your healing journey. We encourage patients to work with a Lyme disease specialist who has advanced training and expertise in the complexities of Lyme and coinfections. Please be aware Project Lyme doesn’t have additional information about which physicians are taking new patients, length of wait times for initial visits, or fees related to appointments or tests for Lyme disease.
Project Lyme has developed a provider search to make it easier for you to find a doctor. Our search covers hundreds of providers knowledgeable about Lyme and tick-borne diseases. To locate a provider in your area, use the Project Lyme provider search.
ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical society dedicated to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated diseases. To locate a knowledgeable Lyme disease specialist in your area consult their Provider Search through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.
Lyme Disease Association, Inc. developed a Doctor Referral System to provide patients with names of physicians who are knowledgeable about chronic Lyme disease and often about many other tick-borne diseases. To locate a knowledgeable Lyme disease specialist in your area consult their Provider Search through Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association is a multistate organization serving Colorado, with connections in Montana, Wyoming, as well as North and South Dakota. Given the political climate about tick-borne diseases in these states, not every doctor who treats patients can be publicly listed. If you need additional resources in this region, contact Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association directly.
Florida Lyme Disease Association is a local non-profit serving the sunshine state. Florida’s health system is well known for discounting the experiences of Lyme patients and while many doctors treat openly, there are still barriers to care for patients and practitioners that remain anonymous. If you need additional names for this region not listed in our online directory, contact the organization directly via their website.
Texas Lyme Alliance is the largest tick-borne disease non-profit in the lone star state. Similar to other regions, there is political controversy around Lyme disease in Texas, so many doctors choose to remain anonymous. If you need additional information about doctors in this region, contact Texas Lyme Alliance directly for assistance.