Not all clinicians are familiar with Lyme disease. Lyme is a complex and confusing illness with symptoms that look like many other diseases, making diagnosis challenging. Inaccurate laboratory diagnostics and a history of controversy within the medical field over the treatment and progression of the disease only add to the difficulty. And yet, early treatment is critical for successful abatement.
For a complete and geographically expansive list of doctor referrals, you may want to consult the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.