Lyme Doctor Needs Our Help Nov 29, 2005 10:54:09 GMT -5
Post by Administration on Nov 29, 2005 10:54:09 GMT -5
First Do No Harm
As a physician in the practice of pediatric and adolescent medicine, I have evaluated and treated over 8,000 children with Lyme and other tick-bourne diseases from every state in America, from most provinces in Canada, from countries in South America, and from every continent abroad. No other pediatrician in the world has my experience in evaluating and treating these diseases.
My office receives 5-10 inquiries per day from parents who are desperate to obtain an adequate evaluation of their children with Lyme and other tick-bourne diseases. Due to my very busy 10 hour per day, 6-7 day per week Lyme practice, there is a 5-6 month delay between office contact and an actual office visit. In order to do no harm by delaying evaluation and treatment, a history and lab test are obtained. Treatment is initiated prior to an office visit if a probable diagnosis can be made. Most of these children have already suffered from a delay in diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment of their tick-bourne disease.
This is the background that led me to evaluate and treat two children from Nevada prior to my seeing them. My diagnosis of probable gestational Lyme disease and tick acquired Lyme disease was made on the basis of the history presented by their mother and my over 30 years of treating children with tick-bourne diseases. I have been reported to the Connecticut licensing board and have been charged with making the diagnosis of Lyme disease and initiating antibiotic treatment prior to examining them in my office and therefore am in violation of the “usual and customary standard of medical care”.
I have been offered the opportunity to have these charges dropped by retiring and surrendering my license to practice medicine in the state of Connecticut or I can appear before a panel of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board to include Martin Harwin, M.D. (a retired pediatrician) and Eugene Shapiro, M.D. (Yale-New Haven Hospital) for a formal hearing to take place in late January, 2006.
I do not intend to retire because I still have a firm calling and commitment to continue to help children with Lyme and other tick-bourne diseases. So as not to go before the board unarmed, my attorney Carl M. Porto, Sr. will need your help and support. Mr. Porto can be reached as follows:
Attorney Carl M. Porto, Sr.
Phone: (203) 281-2700
Fax: (203) 281-0700
Thank you for your help.
Charles Ray Jones, M.D.