Ratings for Dr. Steven Streit
Please don't waste your time. Don't get me wrong, Dr. Streit is better than any standard MD when it comes to getting your Lyme Disease acknowledged, but he seems to have a one-path approach to treatment. After almost a year of being on the same antibiotic protocol, my wife's recovery had begun, but she was still far from feeling better or generally well. Despite her plateau on his protocol, which still included muscle spasms and unbearable chronic pain (not exactly symptoms that are easy to ignore), he never tried to change or adjust her treatment. He always rushed us out (the average appointment was 15 minutes long on a good day), chalked up her slow recovery to "some people just take longer to heal" and never thoroughly examined for tick-borne co-infections. After almost a year and a half of traveling to his office every single month, my wife changed LLMDs and has since received SIGNIFICANT help. Her new LLMD (located in the same general area) is VERY thorough, empathetic, and discovered that she wasn't recovering because her primary symptoms were a result of 3 co-infections that were not being treated. Wish we had switched doctors sooner!
He's truly a genius. He knows what hes talking about a lot more than many doctors ive seen, and he knows about more than just lyme. The only thing is that he's a very quiet man, so you need to initiate the conversation and take charge. If you tell him your symptoms and complaints and ask questions, he's more than happy to give good, informational answers, but if you sit back and stay quiet, he'll move you along like any other doctor. A very good lyme doctor, his treatment has really improved my lifestyle.
Just an important FYI - this Dr. uses an obscure lab for bloodwork called Mercy Diagnostics. My insurance covered none of an over $5,000 bill. Of course the Dr. does not inform the patient in advance which is a gross oversight on his part. Given his lack of communication, not only with insurance issues but with everything involving this complex illness, I would not recommend him. I had to move on and am so glad I did. Very difficult to work with.
Going through the motions and a quick run through never has time to speak with patient. Doctor acts like a creep show with no personality, pushes the patients out so he can push up his weird assistant in the anal...
If you like a doctor who makes small talk, or holds your hand as you recite your long list of puzzling symptoms, then don't make an appointment with Dr. Streit. If, on the other hand, you want to really be heard and taken seriously - if you really want to get well, then he's your man.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for Dr. Streit. I travel 2 hour 1 way for him to treat my daughter. He has saved her life. Short story...she has Lyme. Was bitten in July 2008. Had the rash. Treated 3 weeks with antibiotics. Told she was cured. Fast forward March 2014 starts having something that looked like a seizure. Pedatrician tells me puberty......anxiety.....have her breathe into a bag when this happens! Very sick child on our hands. Left leg starts twitching every 7 to 8 seconds 24/7. Ct scans,EEG, MRI ordered, Neurologist...etc. Sees Dr. Streit. Takes her symptoms down, checks her over. Looks in her sweet face and says" This is Lyme. This ends here. ". Woot! She is well today. Very,very, intelligent,caring QUIET man. Staff is wonderful! He relieved my daughters and our physical pain and mental anguish!
After being sick for three years with complete exhaustion and fibromyalgia, going from one doctor to another, having all kinds of bloodwork done (24 blood tests), I finally went to Dr. Streit after four people recommended him. In five months I am just about cured. I'm my old very athletic self again. It is truly a miracle! Dr. Streit is a quiet person, but don't let that fool you. He really knows his stuff!!
My experience with this Dr. has been very positive. I tested positive for Lyme with my primary care on an Elisa test, but the Western blot said I did not have it. Yet, I was so sick, so I found a LLMD. My Western blot with Dr. Streit is positive, and I started treatment. I no longer have arthritis in my hands, which I did before. My headaches are dissipating. I believe I am going to beat this thing. He has believed me when I gave him my symptoms and complaints; my primary care's nurse pretty much laughed and me and said I had anemia, not Lyme. I was so sick--arthritis, headaches, stiff neck, blurry vision, difficulty swallowing, tingling in fingers and toes. I thought I would lose my mind. I am grateful to Dr. Streit for helping me.
Dr. Steven Streit's Credentials
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- Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (Grad. 1978)
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