Lyme Disease Treatment Is A Politically Charged Issue
Unfortunately, doctors who treat Lyme disease may be targeted for medical board action by physicians in other medical specialties or insurers. This climate has resulted in fewer doctors treating Lyme disease, fewer doctors who take insurance, and in patients having to travel greater distances to access care. In our big data project, MyLymeData, we found that:
Of patients are not diagnosed with Lyme disease for 3 or more years.
See 5 or more clinicians before they are diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Are initially misdiagnosed.
Of those with chronic Lyme disease are not diagnosed until they have late stage untreated Lyme.