Another “Lyme literate doctor” disciplined. -Quackwatch

My late wife went to a famous “Lyme Disease” doctor in Bellevue, Washington. In my opinion, he was a fraud. Not surprisingly, the Bellevue “Doctor” could have been guilty of the same charges as the ones here. A story from Quackwatch on another one that has been disciplined.

The New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused Daniel Cameron, M.D. of negligence and incompetence in his management of seven patients. The statement of charges says:

  • In all seven cases, Cameron failed to (a) obtain and/or record a medical history, (b) perform a physical examination, (c) appropriately construct a differential diagnosis, and (d) maintain records that accurately reflected the care and treatment rendered.
  • In six of the cases, he administered an escalating antibiotic regimen without appropriate sequential physical examinations and clinical re-assessments for consideration of any alternative diagnoses and/or treatment.

In July 2017, Cameron signed a consent order under which he acknowledged fault and was placed on probation for three years, during which he must use board-approved consent forms and maintain adequate records. Cameron practices in Mount Kisco, New York. His clinic Web site refers to him as a “Lyme disease leader.” He is part of a small network of so-called “Lyme literate doctors” who attribute a multitude of common symptoms to “chronic Lyme disease,” for which they prescribe many weeks or months of intravenous antibiotic treatment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the Medical Letter, and the American Academy of Neurology all reject these concepts. David Gorski, M.D., Ph.D. calls “chronic Lyme” a “fake disease.” At least 25 other doctors who have provided nonstandard diagnosis and treatment for “chronic Lyme disease” have been disciplined by licensing boards. [Barrett S. Lyme-related government actions. Quackwatch, July 17, 2017]

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