Lyme Disease Action is saddened to hear that the North Carolina Medical Board has charged Dr. Joseph G Jemsek with unprofessional conduct for making what the board describes as unsubstantiated diagnoses (of Lyme) of at least five patients. (See Charlotte doctor
charged with improper Lyme disease diagnoses by Tim Whitmire.
We at Lyme Disease Action know Dr. Jemsek as a staunch supporter of Lyme Borreliosis victims. Lyme Disease Action supports the right of Lyme patients to be treated appropriately by all possible measures being taken to eliminate these insidious microbes from the body. In the event of
treatment uncertainties occurring, we would support the use of the ILADS treatment guidelines and invoke and support the patient’s right to choose to be treated, since patients remaining untreated is simply unacceptable.
Our impression of the work of Dr. Jemsek is that he is a caring physician who does put the patient and their needs first and we hope that this matter will soon be resolved in the best interests of patients everywhere.
On behalf of Lyme Disease Action