An update on the Hoffmann case:
In November 2011, Dr. John Gregory Hofffman, MD, who had treated Lyme patients for 20 years, had his license suspended by the Wisconsin medical board. This left 1300 Lyme patients scrambling for other medical care. This week, the medical board endorsed an agreement that may allow Hoffman to resume treating his patients.
Mike Nickel, moderator of the WisconsinLyme on-line support group, gives this update.
Dr. Hoffmann is NOT allowed to accept any new patients.
It’s quite possible that Dr. Hoffmann will be reinstated fully if all of these obligations are met.
Please do not contact Dr. Hoffmann’s office until you’ve been notified that the mentor is in place and he can resume practice. This information will be posted on Wisconsin Yahoo and e-mailed to group leaders throughout the state and elsewhere.
We’d like to thank those who worked tirelessly on Dr. Hoffmann’s behalf. Many behind the scenes. I can assure you the outpouring by patients was absolutely critical and ALL OF YOU are to be commended! The Blogger Girls testimony today was huge! The feedback I’ve received is the Med Board seemed much more receptive today.
Please note that the WI. Med Board is fully aware that Dr. Hoffmann treats Lyme and tick-borne illness with long-term antibiotics and has absolutely no issue with it. They’ve stated so in writing and now have tacitly approved of it by reinstating him.