LDRD Expert Interview Series
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Featured interviews include:


Raphael Stricker, MD: Challenges in Lyme Disease Treatment
Raphael Stricker, MD, is in practice in San Francisco, CA, at Union Square Medical Associates. He and other physicians in the multi-specialty clinic see approximately fifteen-hundred Lyme patients. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the president of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. I spoke with Dr. Stricker about the controversy over chronic Lyme, the pros and cons of the existing Lyme tests, and the IDSA's argument against long-term use of antibiotics.


Ginger R. Savely, RN: Treating Lyme Disease Symptoms
Ginger R. Savely, RN, FNP-C is a primary care provider who specializes in treating patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Ginger is in practice at TBD Medical Associates which is located at Union Square Medical Associates, San Francisco. She was honored by her peers by being selected to receive the 2004 Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, and is a member of ILADS.


Alan MacDonald, MD: Connecting Links Between Alzheimer's and Lyme Disease
Alan MacDonald, MD, is a pathologist affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, NY. He serves on the medical advisory board at the Turn the Corner Foundation. His current research is concentrated on developing what he refers to a new biology for Lyme disease, including the use of special DNA probes to detect Borrelia DNA in spinal fluid and in tissue sections from Alzheimer autopsy tissues. I spoke with Dr. MacDonald about the significance of his research.


W. Lee Cowden, MD: The Role of Detoxification in Healing from Lyme
W. Lee Cowden, MD, University of Texas Medical School, is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical nutrition. Dr. Cowden is currently designing and teaching seminars to help medical practitioners treat their patients with Lyme disease. He is collecting data and information from patients using his protocol with the aim of publishing, so that more doctors can learn about less toxic and more effective treatments for Lyme disease.


Stephen Harrod Buhner: Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics in Treating Lyme Disease
Stephen Harrod Buhner is a master herbalist and his 2005 book, Healing Lyme, examines the research done on the disease and is considered an essential guide to understanding Lyme infection and its treatment using herbs.


Tod Thoring, ND: Alleviate Stress for a More Rapid Recovery from Lyme
Tod Thoring, ND, is a Naturopath with a family practice on California's central coast. He sees patients with many health challenges, some of whom have Lyme disease. From his perspective, stress is the universal factor in all disease. He recommends several practical suggestions for learning how to control it, including cultivating healthy relationships, creating a team approach, and not taking on the weight of the world.


Jean Reist, RN: Understanding the Lymph System and the Extracellular Matrix
Jean Reist, RN, treats patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease at her clinic in Pennsylvania. Here she discusses the importance of promoting lymph system drainage when healing from Lyme. Proper lymph drainage, advises Jean, may keep Lyme patients from having to experiencing the healing crisis known as a Herxheimer reaction, or herx. Additionally, she vividly describes the extracellular matrix to help us visualize the way lymph drainage affects our health. She also discusses the role of good nutrition as a critical component in healing from Lyme.


JoAnne Whitaker, MD: Bowen Research Lab Develops New Lyme Test
JoAnne Whitaker, MD, FAAP, is an internationally known speaker and researcher on Lyme disease. Over a long and distinguished medical career, Dr. Whitaker has worked as a doctor in several different countries, notably in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. Recently, she patented a test for Lyme disease that is said to be highly sensitive, more reliable, and yield quicker results than any previous tests for the disease.


Carol Fisch: Misdiagnoses, Co-infections and Laboratory Research.
Carol Fisch is Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Science. She is also a stealth pathogens researcher, teacher, and, as she also suffers from Lyme disease, an advocate and activist for those suffering from stealth pathogens and neuroendocrine disorders. In her outreach education, she explores the possibility that people with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are dealing with a bacterial complex that also causes Lyme disease, among other illnesses.


Christine Horner, MD: A Conversation About Healthy Healing
In the early 1990s Christine Horner, MD, gained much media recognition as she led a successful national campaign to require insurance companies to pay for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy. We are encouraged and inspired by her depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the body's ability to heal from any disease.


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The LDRD Expert Interview Series features exclusive, up-to-date interviews with Lyme physicians, researchers, and other medical professionals. Hear doctors who represent a broad range of medical perspectives, from conventional to integrative therapies, talk about Lyme disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. If you are struggling with Lyme, reliable resources will greatly assist you in your quest to recover. These interviews are available in audio and they are also fully transcribed.