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Je suggère que vous alliez faire un tour sur le site de la clinique du Dr Jemsek. Cliquez sur "Knowledge base"
Mon opinion: ce type est formidable, il a bcp fait pour traiter Lyme avec le respect qui lui est dû et il perd tout ds cette chasse aux sorcières
Nelly ... 82377.html

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007
Posted on Mon, Sep. 17, 2007
Doctor who fought for his beliefs pays a high price

Jemsek Specialty Clinic in Huntersville is closing Wednesday. That sort of news wouldn't normally make headlines. But Dr. Joseph Jemsek, the clinic's founder, is not just any doctor.
He has been a pioneer in AIDS treatment during nearly 30 years in the Charlotte area. But in summer 2006, he went before the N.C. Medical Board to defend himself against allegations of unprofessional conduct in connection with diagnosing and treating patients with Lyme disease.

Jemsek is one of a small group of infectious disease specialists who believe there is a condition called "chronic Lyme disease" that can be debilitating for years after a deer tick bite. He and like-minded doctors believe such patients need antibiotics for months or years, much longer than the standard few weeks.
Establishment doctors in the Infectious Diseases Society of America and on the state medical board see things differently.

That's why Jemsek lost his fight in July 2006.

During a public hearing in Raleigh, witnesses testified that Jemsek misdiagnosed them with the tick-borne illness and treated them with intravenous antibiotics for many months without telling them the treatment exceeded the standard.

Many devoted patients said Jemsek was the only doctor who helped them.

The board concluded he had violated state law.

Board members allowed Jemsek to continue practicing but required Lyme disease patients to sign consent forms explaining they understood his treatment differs from that of most N.C. doctors.

That ruined his practice.

Insurance companies stopped reimbursing Jemsek for treatment of Lyme disease. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina filed suit, asking him to repay hundreds of claims for Lyme disease treatments that were "not medically necessary."

Since then, Jemsek and his clinic have filed for bankruptcy. His five-bedroom house in Foxcroft is on the market for $2.5 million.

Now his Web site -- -- says he plans to move his practice to South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Maryland or Pennsylvania.

In an e-mail, Jemsek declined to talk about his plans, saying: "My focus remains on my family and on my patients, most of whom will follow me wherever I go."

Many will want to follow Jemsek but, without insurance, won't be able to afford it.

I have talked with many of Jemsek's very sick, devoted patients and listened to heart-rending stories about searching for a doctor who would take their complaints seriously and about symptoms that kept them from working and taking care of families.

For them, it doesn't matter what the standard dose of antibiotics is. If it wasn't enough to get them healthy, they still needed someone who was willing to listen and to help.

Jemsek did that. Right or wrong, he is paying a huge price.



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Merci Nelly pour ces liens et articles ! :)

Le paragraphe sur l'IDSA est vraiment intéressant, et le parallèle avec la situation en France est très simple à faire, et tellement vrai…


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