Having trouble with your letter?

Try using this questionnaire – send the answers to lymeletters@gmail.com

  1. What is your name? (use first name or initials only)
  2. Where do you live?
  3. Where do you think you contracted Lyme Disease?
  4. How long did it take for you to be diagnosed?
  5. Do you remember being bitten by a tick, if so where?
  6. What were your initial symptoms?
  7. How were you initially treated, if at all?
  8. What were the consequences?  (personal, occupational, financial)
  9. Have you begun treatment yet?
  10. If yes, have you improved with treatment?
  11. Did you need to go out of state for treatment?
  12. Which closing would you prefer for your letter? See two options below

The Basic Closure OR the Advanced Closure

1.  The Basic Closure :  Doctors, we ask that you objectively educate patients on the   endemic counties for Lyme Disease and the lab testing limitations. If you opt not to treat based on clinical symptoms, please refer patients to other resources such as www.ilads.org for other options.

2.  The Advanced Closure:  Are you aware that Lyme is a ‘reportable disease’ in North    Carolina? It is important for all physicians to follow through with reports for a true epidemiological representation of what patients are experiencing in this state. Doctors, we ask that you objectively educate patients on the   endemic counties for Lyme Disease and the lab testing limitations. If you opt not to treat based on clinical symptoms, please refer patients to other resources such as www.ilads.org for other options.

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