NEWS: In the midst of medical controversy, Dr. Jones continues to save children with Lyme
The Yale Daily News–the highly regarded student newspaper–delves into the controversy surrounding Lyme-treating pediatrician Dr. Charles Ray Jones. This is especially notable, because Yale University doctors and researchers are among those making legal trouble for Dr. Jones.
From the Yale Daily News, April 5, 2011
By Tapley Stephenson
On his 82nd birthday, Dr. Charles Ray Jones sat in his New Haven office at 111 Park St., surrounded by patient files and wearing a blue tracksuit.
Though it has been a long while since Jones could last run — in fact, he now uses a cane to get around — Jones finds himself in a number of races: a medical one with a debilitating disease, a legal one with the Connecticut Medical Board, and even an academic one with Yale.
>Over the past four decades, Jones has treated roughly 10,000 children with severe chronic Lyme disease. Parents from all over the world bring their children to Jones, and many said they consider him their final hope. But despite his popularity with his patients, many in the medical field strongly disagree with his practices, which, they say, treat a form of Lyme disease that does not exist.
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- April 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm
He saved both of my children's lives, he's a wonderful doctor and doesn't deserve to be wasting his time on this trials, when he could be helping so many others. This is a terrible disease, that when having it later stages (in the neuro, optham, organs, brain, ) needs longer treatment.
- November 24, 2013 at 4:27 am
Hurray for Dr. Jones for supporting early treatment
Untreated Lyme Disease Hurts Patients in many ways
1. unnecessary years of suffering
2. Spread of Disease or continued over activation of the immune system
3. Unnecessary Medical Expenses
4. Involves too many physicians, testing, trips to docs, unnecessary expenses all the way around
5. Longer Course of Treatment once Diagnosed
6. It becomes Lyme Disease from Hell – left untreated
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