NEWS: Latest on Dr. Charles Ray Jones
The Hartford Advocate reports that time is running out for the controversial Lyme pediatrician.
From the Hartford Advocate:
Dr. Charles Ray Jones Is Facing Criticism For His Treatment Of Chronic Lyme Disease
|Written by Betsy Yagla|
|Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:00|
Time is running out for Connecticut’s best known, most controversial Lyme disease doctor
This spring, Dr. Charles Ray Jones, a controversial and internationally known expert on Lyme disease in New Haven, was ready to quit.
For the last five years, Jones has been defending himself against accusations that he is violating standards of care. In March, the state Medical Examining Board declared him guilty of several charges.
He’s charged with treating patients without seeing them, prescribing medicine for children he’s never met and keeping improper medical records, among other things.
Jones argues that he has a six-month waiting list. In the interest of time, he orders blood tests before seeing patients. He once continued a prescription for an out-of-state patient after consulting with her mother, who’s a nurse.
Earlier this year, he was given four years of probation, a $10,000 fine and ordered to hire a monitor to examine his patient charts every month. The monitor, Jones expects, could cost between $2,000 and $10,000 a month.
“I can’t afford that,” Jones says. “I realized it’s hopeless.”
One day after learning of his punishment, however, a 7-year-old boy named Timmy came in for an appointment.
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- October 25, 2012 at 10:10 am
I have suffered needlessly from undiagnosed Lyme disease for at least
40 years. Most doctors in Texas have been brainwashed into thinking it
doesn’t happen here and they never test for it. I never saw a tick or a
bull’s eye rash.
I consider the CDC to be the number 1 enemy of people with Lyme. The
information they put on the internet and send to doctors is nothing but a
pack of lies. They clearly aren’t looking out for the best interest of patients. Since learning thru a PCR test that I had it I have relied on non-
prescription measures with only very limited results. Nothing close to a
- September 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm
My son lives in Lyme heaven and has been suffering with – what the doctors say – is Crohn’s Disease! Both his wife and I believe that his symptoms began after a tick bite and his immune system went haywire! He was treated briefly with Doxycycline and his symptoms improved but the Gastroenterologists were consulted and the rest is history – Flagil, 6MP, Prednisone, Humira, Enterocourt, etc. Needless to say, all these medications are hardly keeping his symptoms at bay. Dr. Jones, HELP!!!
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