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. also has a referral database for Lyme specialists.