Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

How is Lyme disease diagnosed?

Lyme disease can be hard to diagnose because its symptoms can be similar to other sicknesses, like the flu, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Doctors usually look for symptoms and will talk to you about possible places you might have been exposed to ticks, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If your symptoms and location history point to Lyme disease, your doctor might order blood work to confirm the disease to make sure you get the right treatment.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how Lyme disease is diagnosed.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group