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    Old 02-23-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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    LLMD new NY/CT

    Who would be considered among the best LLMD's in either CT or NY?
    I would be happy to have a few names in preferential order if possible.
    Thank you for any help.

     
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    Old 02-23-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Hi mfromc. Somehow I missed your previous reply regarding your Western Blot. I copied and pasted it below so I can respond:

    Re: igenex question

    hi Ticker,
    thanks for your reply. here are the results. I posted a new thread...not realizing I could just do this! Sorry.

    IGM

    **23-25 IND
    **31 IND
    **34 neg
    **39 neg
    **41 IND
    58 +++
    **83-93 neg

    IGG
    **23-25 negative
    **31 IND
    **34 IND
    **39 IND
    **41 ++
    58 +
    **83-93 negative

    Igenex calls this a negative result on my test for both IGM and IGG.
    It seems like everyone could have lyme by these tests. So, I am a bit confused.
    Thanks.


    The CDC requries several bands to be present for the Western Blot to be considered positive; however, many people who have Lyme disease do not have this many bands. Lyme doctors often look at which bands are present--some are specific for Lyme.

    I know I posted this information before, but I wanted it to be on the same post as your results. Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot bands:

    9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
    12 specific for Bb
    18 unknown
    20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
    21 unknown
    22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
    23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
    28 unknown
    30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
    one California strain
    31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
    34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
    35 specific for Bb
    37 specific for Bb
    38 cross-reactive for Bb
    39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
    41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
    45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
    this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
    50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
    55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
    57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
    58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
    60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
    66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
    83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
    93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients

    The IgM tests for a more recent infection, the IgG a longer-standing one. Band 41 is often the first to show and yours are positive. Bands 23-25, 31, 34, and 39 are Lyme specific bands and yours are IND. IND means not positive but not negative. In my non-medical opinion, if it is not negative then it is positive. I think your results are signficant.

    There are two Lyme doctors in NY who come highly recommended: Dr. Kenneth Liegner in Armonk and Dr. Richard Horowitz in Hyde Park. In CT, Dr. Steven Phillips in Wilton comes highly recommended. I hope you can see one soon.

     
    Old 02-24-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Quote:
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    Who would be considered among the best LLMD's in either CT or NY?
    I would be happy to have a few names in preferential order if possible.
    Thank you for any help.
    I have some docs names in NY but I don't think that I can post them here. Is this correct?

     
    Old 02-25-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    thank you for your suggestions. yes, I believe you can post names here.
    Ticker, if I had to choose between the doc in armonk and the doc in CT, do you sense there is a preference?
    thanks again

     
    Old 02-26-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Hi mfromc. Both doctors are excellent, but the NY one may be better.

     
    Old 02-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #6
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    If you're near NYC, Dr. Morrison took over Dr. Burrascano's practice. He is in NYC

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    Old 02-27-2007, 09:53 AM   #7
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Ballady, thanks for this information. What is his first name? Did Dr. B. select him? Do you know if he treats as aggressively as Dr. B. did?

     
    Old 02-27-2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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    I believe his first name is Richard. As I said, he has taken over Dr. B's practice so I imagine he uses many of the same (if not the same) protocols that Dr. B used. You can call the office to get more details. He does not, however, take insurance.

    Another person I have heard good reports about is Michelle Alpert in NYC. She is an MD but uses mostly alternative therapies and such.

    Ballady

     
    Old 02-27-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
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    Oops, Sorry. His name is Jeffrey Morrison (not Richard).

     
    Old 02-27-2007, 01:02 PM   #10
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Ballady3, thank you so much!

    It is always great to hear of more knowledgeable doctors. We really need them.

     
    Old 02-28-2007, 10:55 AM   #11
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    Ballady3, thank you so much!

    It is always great to hear of more knowledgeable doctors. We really need them.
    Agreed!

     
    Old 03-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #12
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Hi,
    Just wanted to recommend Dr Raxlen. He has recently moved his office from CT to NY (Manhattan)
    I cant recommend him highly enough, he is excellent and has been treating lyme for 15 years!

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    Old 03-02-2007, 01:49 PM   #13
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

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    Hi,
    Just wanted to recommend Dr Raxlen. He has recently moved his office from CT to NY (Manhattan)
    I cant recommend him highly enough, he is excellent and has been treating lyme for 15 years!
    Does he treat with abx or alternative?

     
    Old 03-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #14
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Carolynjane, thanks for the info. I did not know he moved.

     
    Old 03-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #15
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    Re: LLMD new NY/CT

    Ballady,
    He practices intergrative medicine so he s into supporting the body with all the right supplements etc but he s also very aggressive with the anti-bs. He feels that they are really essential to erradicating the lyme.
    Ticker,
    ur totally welcome

     
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