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 some 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 additional, ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also spread other diseases which can be 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.
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.