Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease treatment varies depending on whether the condition is acute or chronic. In acute situations, timely and comprehensive treatment minimizes the risk of long-term illness. Chronic tick-borne illness requires an accurate diagnosis after careful history-taking and symptoms assessment. Often, this is a clinical diagnosis. Laboratory data may support the clinical suspicion but antibody testing is unreliable, with many false negative results. Laboratory confirmation more difficult because of immune suppression by tick-borne pathogens. As a result, many individuals are misdiagnosed, have a delayed diagnosis or are inappropriately or incompletely treated.

Our unique program is a synthesis of protocols in use by some of the most experienced specialists in the field of Lyme disease. Mary-Beth Charno, one of our Nurse Practitioners, has worked with these leading clinicians and integrates their approaches. She combines her clinical experience and methodical history-taking with in-depth testing to determine a treatment plan. This includes various rotations of pulsed antibiotics, often with botanical therapies.

We support your treatment with anti-oxidant IV nutrients, sauna, and an immune-strengthening lifestyle. With our experience in all of these treatment modalities, we can design a customized program that addresses symptoms, specific pathogens, duration of your illness, responses to prior treatments, and contributory lifestyle factors.