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Most of us have been aware of the scientific controversy about whether or not Lyme disease is easy to diagnose and treat. In recent years, state licensing boards, frequently spurred on by complaints from insurance companies, have been investigating and charging with professional misconduct those physicians willing to treat chronic Lyme with more than the cookbook 4 weeks of antibiotics.
These investigations have created an atmosphere in which many physicians will no longer risk their licenses in order to treat chronic Lyme. The most aggressive of these licensing boards is the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, (OPMC) in New York State. At present almost 70% of the few doctors still willing to treat chronic Lyme disease in New York State have come under the threat of losing their licenses to practice medicine.
If the OPMC is permitted to continue this witch hunt, the ripple effect on physicians throughout the country could leave chronic Lyme disease patients without access to appropriate care. We must show up to support our physicians' right to treat us according to their best clinical judgment.
THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO SAVE OUR MEDICAL CARE - YOU ARE NEEDED
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IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION:
** 1) Go to www.lymeinfo.net **
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3) Call Jean at 914-245-5278 or Steve at 203-762-2723