Finding a Lyme-literate Doctor (LLD)

The first and best way to find a LLD is to get a personal recommendation from your local Lyme Support Group. If you don’t know of any support group, visit to find the group nearest to you.  Otherwise go here for email support.

Another resource is the “Doctor Referral” program at

If you prefer working with your primary care doctor, you should be prepared to assist him/her with medical research. There are some very professional and helpful treatment papers available:

“Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease: Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and other Tick Borne Illnesses” by Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano, who wrote the first version in 1984 – this is the 16th edition and includes all of the latest testing procedures. This is a great paper to share with friends and family to better understand the complicated disease. Download here.

A comprehensive list of some of the best LLD’s in the country:

Dr. Richard Horowitz MD, Hyde Park, NY  (845) 229-8977 usually has a waiting list but sometimes you can squeeze into a cancellation if you have a severe case.

Joseph G. Jemsek, MD is the namesake and founder of the Jemsek Specialty Clinic of Washington, D.C. After practicing medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina, for more than 20 years with the Nalle Clinic, Dr. Jemsek created a specialty infectious disease practice in 2000 with the goal of serving individuals with HIV/AIDS as he had done since 1983, in addition to pursuing the practice of general infectious disease.

Over the past decade, Dr. Jemsek has also cultivated clinical and research interest in Lyme Borreliosis, commonly referred to as Lyme Disease. Dr. Jemsek prefers the term Lyme Borreliosis Complex (LBC), which he feels better reflects an immune-compromising syndrome affecting multiple organ systems and caused by multiple coexisting infections.

In spite of the political barriers that currently exist, he continues to create and evolve innovative approaches in the treatment of LBC and is in the process of collaborating with other researchers in the development of credentialed treatment protocols. The Jemsek Specialty Clinic’s facility in Washington, D.C., is principally devoted to the care of patients with LBC; future goals include, with the benefit of collaboration with like-minded physicians, additional clinic locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US regions.

The Jemsek Specialty Clinic in Washington, D.C., officially opened in January 2010.

Dr Klinghardt – Dr Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD, is Founder of the American Academy of Neural Therapy, Medical Director of the Institute of Neurobiology, and lead clinician at the Comprehensive Medical Centre, all located in Bellevue, Washington. He is also Founder and Chairman of Klinghardt Academy.

Internationally known for his successful treatment of chronic pain and illness, Dr. Klinghardt combines non-surgical orthopaedic medicine with immunology, endocrinology, toxicology, neural therapy, hypnotherapy and energy psychology. His unique approach to diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders on both the physical and mental-emotional levels recognises that good health is dependent on a well-functioning autonomic nervous system, a healthy mind that creates a balanced emotional state, a supportive network of relationships within current and past generations of the family and correct supplements and treatment. In addition to his expertise on metal toxicity and many other chronic diseases, Dr. Klinghardt has become a leading authority on chronic Lyme disease.

Marylynn S. Barkley, M.D., Ph.D. Div. of Biological Sciences 211 Briggs Hall University of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616 Tel: 530-752-0203 E-mail:

Steven J Bock MD,187 E Market St.,Rhinebeck NY 12572, 845-876-0300,

  1. Lee Cowden M.D. is a board certified Cardiologist and Specialist in Internal Medicine. Internationally known and recognized for his proficient technique in the use of Evaluative Kinesiology, Dr Cowden has refined treatment protocols for Cancer, Lyme disease, Autism, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, as well as many other medical conditions including Reversing Heart and Vascular Disease.Dr. Cowden is also president of IntegraHealth, a company specializing in medical consulting, medical education, medical research, lay public and professional seminars and evaluation of medical products primarily in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, England, Australia, China, and Japan. Dr. Cowden conducts clinical research and teaches alternative medicine at the Conservative Medicine Institute in Richardson, Texas. He is also the founder and chairman of the Texas Integrative Practitioners Association.

Nick Harris, Ph.D. IgeneX, Inc. 797 San Antonio Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Tel: 800-832-3200 Fax: 650-424-1196 E-mail: Website:

Charles Ray Jones, M.D. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Lyme Disease 111 Park St., Suite F New Haven, CT 06511 Tel: 203-772-1123 Fax: 203-772-0682

Lida Mattman, Ph.D. Nelson Medical Research Institute 11664 Martin Rd. Warren, MI 48093 Tel: 810-755-6430 Fax: 810-755-4511

Katrina Tang, M.D. Century Wellness Clinic 380 Brinkby Ave. Reno, NV 89509 Tel: 775-826-9500 Fax: 775-825-3301 Website:  E-mail:

Dr. Quingcai Zhang: Zhang Clinic, 20 E. 46th Street, Suite 1402, New York,  NY 10017  Tel: (212) 573-9584 Fax: (212) 573-6639

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