Preventative Care

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

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you can get when an infected tick bites you, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The first symptoms most people get is a rash that often looks like a bullseye. But, you might not have a rash at all.

As the infection spreads through your body, you can end up with more symptoms, including:

  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck

Lyme disease can damage your nervous system, muscles and joints if not treated quickly.

Talk to your doctor for more information about Lyme disease.

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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