Letter to the editor from Robert Bransfield MD
It is encouraging that Pennsylvania is considering Lyme and related tick-borne disease education, prevention and treatment legislation.
As a psychiatrist, I work with late-stage Lyme patients and have treated thousands of well-documented cases of Lyme and tick-borne diseases that could have been avoided by earlier and more effective intervention.
Unfortunately, this epidemic is exacerbated by a highly restrictive approach and misinformation propagated by a small but highly influential group of individuals who appear to lack vision or have competing interests and deny the full breadth and depth of this epidemic.
There are many forward thinking, highly motivated and compassionate physicians who recognize the seriousness of this epidemic.
Their freedom to help their patients with their best clinical judgment and a fair and balanced review of the medical literature should not be hampered.
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ROBERT C. BRANSFIELD MD
and Associated Diseases Society