Hi Joe. I work with a great guy named Joe from S.I., NY so you've already got friends here!
Dr. E will spend a lot of time with you. The poor woman lost her huusband to Lyme and I'm pretty sure that at least one of her kids has it too. (Stupid insideous disease!!)
Anyway, she will spend at least an hour with you getting a complete history and also she will listen to every single one of your present symptoms - and she really listens.
She took a few vials of my blood and sent it off for testing - complete blood work, Stricker Panel, Metabolic Panel, etc. She may order tests for co-infections and also send your blood for Lyme testing. Don't feel nervous about asking her to repeat something you didn't understand or to repeat something. She's a doctor and she's professional and she's human.
She may recommend some supplements. I pretty much buy whatever she recommends. She makes no momey off the sale and she knows what she's doing.
If yoyu feel overwhelmed when you leave and you have an armfull of bottles of "stuff" that will help your immune system -- well thats a typical Dr. E. appt! LOL
Like Ticker said, you're in good hands with Dr. E! I've been seeing her for a little more than two years and she has not given up on me.
Any questions you have (about Dr. E or Lyme or anything) - just ask. Folks here have been through it all. There a few folks here who see her also (Chocolatesprinkle, lymegirl, linnyloo).
Peace and health to you,
p.s. I have to cancel & reschedule my appt which is on Aug 10th. If you call, maybe you can get in early to see her and take my time slot.