I saw Dr. Raphael Stricker over 10 years ago for Lyme. It was a horrible experience I regret.
He knows conventional Lyme medicine fairly well but I never felt like he had my interest at heart.
His staff didn’t return my phone calls for unfilled prescriptions, didn’t respond when I had life threatening herxes and the worst I will never get over.
He ordered a SPECT scan of my brain. I found out later it was for his own research.
I unnecessarily exposed my brain to a lot of radiation when my clinical symptoms and lab tests indicated severe neurological Lyme infection were as clear as day.
I did not know about the high dose of radiation until after.
Given than my cognition was severely impaired, I should have had the risks thoroughly explained to me.
It did not change my case with my insurance and it cost me $2000 after insurance, which I did not expect.
All for his research. I still worry about the effects of that unnecessary radiation, in addition to the massive inflammation that plagued my brain for years.
He also required physician fidelity. That is, he won’t let you see other doctors otherwise he cuts you off.
At the time he charged $650 for an initial appointment and $350 and up for follow up appointments.
But for that, I got a brief appointment, unlike other Lyme doctors that will give you a full hour for that amount of money.
Sorry but he is so not patient centered. The responses to my review below show no remorse.
I have seen many excellent LLMDs since I’ve moved around a lot.
They were all substantially better than Dr. Stricker, except for the doctors that pretend to be LLMD and just do it on the side for the money.