With 2 positive Lyme tests in hand, he opened by *declaring* that I don't have Lyme. No time was taken to discuss my medical history or long list of symptoms that had me referred to his office to begin with. He never addressed 1 potential alternative diagnosis, or further testing. When pressed @ whether he specialized in Lyme Disease (I found nothing to that effect in his bio), rather than offering straightforward answers regarding his credentials (e.g., I have accreditation from X Institute specializing in Lyme or Vector Borne Illness, I have X yrs of expertise, I was on this board or that), he just paused & replied EXACTLY like this. "Oh, suuure." That was his *entire* response to my query. We left his office completely bewildered, summarily dismissed, and no closer to ANY answers or even a potential alternative diagnosis or course of treatment. To say that I would not recommend Dr Michael Cairns grossly underestimates just how poor my husband's & my experience with him truly was.
Knows nothing about Lyme Disease. Like many other ID docs, treats Lyme as if it is 1st grade math. Declared me to not have Lyme based upon a labcorp western blot which is junk medicine. An Igenex western blot said otherwise. Dr. Cairns may be very capable with HIV, but he is in the dark ages on Lyme.
Dr. Cairns has treated me for years. As others have said, he never rushes you through an appointment and is very happy to answer my questions. He has an excellent bedside manner whether it's treatment during hospitalization or just a check-up in his office. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University (Grad. 1981)
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'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=29092'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.1March 16, 2014
'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=29092'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 4.0February 5, 2014
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