Doctors ‘vilify’ Lyme patients: senators

DOCTORS should be more aware and better educated on the treatment of tick-borne illness and classic Lyme disease, a Senate committee says.

Medicare rules may also need to change to allow accredited laboratories to explore a range of pathogens linked to Lyme-like illness, the senators say in an interim report.

The committee inquiring into emerging tick-borne disease and Lyme-like illness says many of the more than 1000 submissions from patients with chronic debilitating symptoms complain of a lack of satisfaction