Dr Bernard Raxlen discusses how he got
Involved in Treating Lyme Disease
Dr Raxlen discusses how he got involved in treating Lyme disease with the help of Dr Kenneth Liegner. He talks about not being able to trust the tests. He discusses how he and other Lyme doctors have to go up in front of the medical boards for treating chronic Lyme disease. He also talks about one women’s success story once she started treating for Lyme disease. Watch the following video to see more from Dr Liegner.
Dr Bernard Raxlen is an extremely interesting man. Here are some fun facts about him.
- He obtained a B.A. in philosophy and anthropology from Stanford University.
- He studied the “general systems theory” which led him to his work for two summers in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and San Salvador, assisting medical personnel in helping native Indian people in both countries.
- He completed an internship at McGill Medical School Hospital Network and worked in an emergency room of a large Toronto hospital.
- Hie moved to and worked in underdeveloped countries such as Belem, Brazil and the Amazon River, where he lived with an indigenous Amazonian tribe for six months studying parasitology and other tropical diseases.
- His interests in healing lay in therapeutic herbal medicine.
- He attenededthe University of Chicago Medical School.
- He received a two year advanced fellowship in Family and Child Psychiatry.
- His practice moved to Connecticut in 1972 where he was appointed lecturer at Fairfield University and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.
- n 1975, he was appointed Director of the Children’s Service Center of Bridgeport and founded the Graduate Center for Clinical Studies at the University of Bridgeport.
- He eventually became interested in tick-borne disease (Lyme Disease) because of the chronic undiagnosed symptoms of his patients.
- He has successfully treated over thirty-five hundred cases of Tick- Borne Disease (specializing in neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive complications).
- At least 90% of his practice is now devoted entirely to Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) and co-infections.
- He strongly believes that psychiatric conditions such as ADD, Panic disorder, sleep disorders and bipolar can stem from tick borne infections.
- He is a founding member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).