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12/01/2009 02:23 PM

Looking for a Doctor in Dallas area.

sseriley
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I am newly diagnosed with Lyme and am desperatly looking for a doctor to go to. Don't even know where to begin. Ideally I would love to find someone knowledgeable on the Lyme. I have good insurance and am willing to drive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Blessings!

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12/01/2009 02:35 PM
Bettyg
 
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welcome ss Smile

check your private messages for N. texas llmd; none that i'm aware of in dallas area.

FEW llmds take insurance; majority of us pay all out of pocket.

Welcome to MD JUNCTION!! I'm so glad you found us! You've come to the right place for education and support!

The following is some links that may be helpful to you:

Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Symptoms

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/81386

Dr. Burrascano's most recent "Diagnostic Hints and 2008 Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses" http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.html

Pages 17-19 discuss Adult and Kids Treatments

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/ 80440?#000006

Dr. B's Supplement List

http://www.lymepa.org/Nutritional_Supplements.pdf

“Making the most of your LLMD visit”

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi? ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=020605#000005

New Member Learning links:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/29917

Link to Turn the Corner Foundation: Good info and contacts for finding a good LLMD. http://turnthecorner.org/lyme-disease-quick-facts.htm

People seeking doctors might be able to get help from their state online information and support group. Nearly 3,400 people belong to state groups. Some of the groups are small but more than 20 of them have 50 or more people and seven have over 100.

The groups are moderated and you have to apply. Most don't allow doctor names, but once on the group, you can ask for doctors in a certain area and ask people to email you privately.

To find your state group, go to

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/statenamelyme

Type your state name and lyme as one word, like this -

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/newyorklyme

South Carolina is the only state that needs a hyphen between the statename

and lyme, e.g. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/southcarolina-lyme

This explains the medical politics around Lyme, and why you need an ILADS-educated or ILADS-member LLMD (and there are also some ILADS-member LL NDs (naturopathic doctors):

www.clinicaladvisor.com/Controversy-continues-to-fuel-the- Lyme-War/article/117160/

You should also be evaluated for coinfections. Not all tests are great in that regard, either, but a good LLMD can evaluate you and then guide you in testing. www.igenex.com http://www.frylabs.com/; http://www.clongen.com/; http://focusdx.com

Dr C's Western Blot explanation is discussed here:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=042077

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/tips/Itemid=217/func=post

ILADS

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides a forum for health science professionals to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the management of Lyme and associated diseases. www.ilads.org

Under Our Skin Lyme Disease documentary www.lymediseasefilm.com

Herxing Reactions: http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=041517

For the Igenex Western blot IgM and IgG blood test drawn on M, T, or W. Check current $$! Oct. 2008 Price List … info only. Prices have increased on some! Call 1-800.832.3200 for current prices.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/ 78648?#000003

They will also send you a “test kit” with their required form, all the test vials, & box to ship it in. Be sure to download Igenex's required form. MD, DO, ND, AC, DC are all fine** must sign, date, and show diagnosis code on there why he's ordering the test.

Optional tests include: co-infection panel for your area of country and PCR whole blood

Igenex is pre-pay/out of network for most insurances. If you are on medicare, Igenex will file the paperwork & it's free to you.

Get copies of all of your special bloodwork.

Overseas instructions for sending to Igenex/Fry Labs (2-23-08)

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=063751

Betty's suggested posting guidelines:

Many of members have neuro lyme, and it is hard to read long solid block text and be able to comprehend.

please post in short paragraphs like you see below or look at a few other posts, but we neuro folks need them short....5-6 lines MAX and double space between each one ok. hugs

For easier reading, please edit your post. You can break up your longer paragraphs into smaller paragraphs. Please hit “enter” key twice after each paragraph, also.

Go to left hand corner and mark box to receive ‘all replies', and click edit send.

Thank you for posting in a manner that makes it easier for all to read and help others.


12/01/2009 03:52 PM
TaraT
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I'm south of Dallas and am going to make an appointment with a doc in Denton.

12/01/2009 04:23 PM
sseriley
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That is awesome! Could I get his name and phone number from you?

Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it!


12/01/2009 06:10 PM
Bettyg
 
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riley,

tara has same name i have, but she might have personal experience with this llmd. Smile


12/01/2009 06:24 PM
TaraT
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I've heard someone else on the forum talk about him and how good he is..That sealed it for me. Nothing like having a personal account from someone to help you make up your mind Smile

12/01/2009 06:27 PM
Tennesseemom7
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sseriley,

I have docs name in Denton and Arlington and they both take insurance, I beleive that Tara has the same docs info. My LLMD takes insurance also.

Tara hasn't seen the doc yet, she is waiting till after Christmas.

Let me know if you don't have these docs info.

Brenda


12/01/2009 06:42 PM
learning721
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Tmom, do you mind sending me the doc's info in arlington? I'm pretty sure i know the doc in denton, but i'm gathering a list of back ups as my doc has been sick for quite a while and i'm worried about what we will do if she has to stop seeing patients. Thanks!

12/01/2009 11:20 PM
Bettyg
 
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brenda,

could you send me the insurance co. info for denton dr?

my info showed he does NOT take any insurance. big thanks Smile


12/02/2009 02:59 PM
TaraT
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Oh I just assumed the Denton Dr. would take insurance as he has a regular practice that one would assume he files insurance for. Hmmmm
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