We want to let you know of some important updates to the NHIM practice.
We are very excited to announce that we have an additional doctor on staff that to help serve more patients with tick-borne illnesses! His name is Brett Satkamp M.D. Click here to learn more about Dr. Brett. You may see Dr. Brett in follow-up at some point, however Dr. Brett will also be seeing new patients and following these patients in follow-ups as well.
We also have a new medical assistant on staff named Chris McMichen. You may get to speak with her on the phone when dealing with medical questions that you have.
Our physician assistant Elizabeth McMullen (a.k.a. Libby) and her husband are the proud new parents of their third child, a son! Libby is now back from maternity leave on a limited schedule.
Scheduling Changes and New Services
One thing you will notice, more and more as time goes forward, is that each NHIM practitioner will be following the same patients throughout the treatment process. Although you may find that you will see a different practitioner at some visits, we anticipate that our scheduling trend will be for you to see the same practitioner at each visit.
Recent News and the Lyme Disease support community
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
Please thank the Governor and the House of Representatives for passing Resolution 55 on Lyme awareness and education. Phone: (317) 232-9600; (800) 382-9842. In addition, let them know your own personal concern about Lyme and tick-borne disease in Indiana. Also, contact your local newspaper, radio and TV station, and encourage them to spread the word about the governor’s Proclamation and Lyme disease prevention.
A newer organization here in Indiana that has been instrumental in helping promote Lyme Disease awareness and education is Indiana Lyme Connect (http://www.indianalymeconnect.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Indiana-Lyme-Connect-827355944057444/). Please spread the word about Indiana Lyme Connect, by posting it to your Facebook or LinkedIn page. Request ILC bracelets and Lyme education materials at their website, or we have some here in the NHIM office. Donate to ILC to enhance Lyme awareness and education. Volunteer with ILC (http://www.indianalymeconnect.org/contacts/volunteer-with-indiana-lyme-connect/) or share your own Lyme disease story and local awareness activities on their website.
We can all do something to help support the effort to make everyone aware of tick-borne illnesses.