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i need to find a dr that treats chronic lyme that takes insurance in the nyc area. can you please help?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Many doctor, including myself, strongly believe the there is no such thing as chronic Lyme disease. Beware of anyone who wants to treat with long term antibiotics. Studies have shown that is worthless and dangerous. See an infectious disease specialist.

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