Lyme disease and tick-borne illness

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Lyme disease and tick-borne illness

Lyme disease and tick-borne illness

If you’ve been suffering longstanding but otherwise unexplained symptoms, a long-ago tick bite might be an overlooked possibility and you could now be dealing with chronic Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is caused by infection with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Although some cases of Lyme disease can be cured with a 2- to 4-week course of oral antibiotics, patients can sometimes have symptoms of pain, fatigue, or difficulty thinking that lasts after they finish antibiotic treatment. This condition is formally recognized as Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).

At WholeHealth Chicago, we refer to this as Chronic Lyme Disease and recognize that Borrelia burgdorferi can trigger an “auto-immune” response causing symptoms that last well after the initial infection itself is gone.

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Detoxification
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Immune support
  • Peptide therapy
  • Homeopathy

Providers

David Edelberg Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

David Edelberg, MD

Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Edelberg, board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, the new medical specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies.

Caley-Scott

Caley Scott, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago suburbs after completing her bachelor’s degree. Seeing first-hand the incredible success of using nutrition and natural therapies with her patients helped shape her view on healthcare and compelled her to seek a unique route in medicine.

Parisa Samsami

Parisa Samsami, DC, DABCI

Functional Medicine Physician

Dr. Parisa Samsami is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in Functional Medicine. She has great success in treating patients unable to find answers in the traditional medical paradigm. She places a strong emphasis on patient education and believes that diet and lifestyle play an important role in achieving optimal health and chronic disease prevention.

Rachel Gates, APN

Rachel Gates, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Rachel started her healthcare journey as a beside Registered Nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Working in the ICU, she was exposed to many deeply emotional and spiritual experiences, steering her focus to mind, body, spirit medicine.

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.

Sujatha Mannal

Sujatha Mannal

Homeopathic Medicine

Sujatha holds a Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) degree from Calcutta, India, from the oldest existing homeopathic college in the world. This was a 5-year integrated medical program with 2-year residency, teaching homeopathy with allied medical sciences like Anatomy, Physiology, etc. including nutrition. She has continued her homeopathic training with renowned teachers from the US, Europe and India.

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