The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center provides patient care through:
- Opportunities to participate in research studies
- Second Opinion Evaluation Service
- Information about Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, and other resources
We have multiple research studies going on and always have more in development. These research studies are an excellent opportunity for patients to help themselves and help others through participation in research. Some of our studies involve treatment, while others involve careful monitoring and diagnostic assessments over time. Participants are evaluated by the members of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center team at no charge. When patients come to our center for research evaluation, it typically takes several hours and includes a set of multi-modal assessments. Participation requires that you meet the eligibility criteria for the specific study. Even if you don't see any studies you are interested in currently, please feel free to reach out and talk to us to learn more about upcoming research.
Second Opinion Evaluation Service
The Second Opinion Evaluation Services was developed because there are many patients who are uncertain about their current diagnosis and/or treatment. Having been ill for longer than they ever anticipated, they come looking for a new evaluation and treatment plan. This evaluation typically includes a comprehensive medical history, analysis of data/records, ordering of diagnostic tests, and neurocognitive testing (if memory or other cognitive problems exist). Our team is happy to discuss this evaluation to determine if it is the right step for you.
If you are interested in participating in clinical research or in getting a second opinion about your disease, please fill out and submit our contact form. We will contact you within two weeks.