Virtual Healthcare and Expertise for Lyme Disease, Morgellons, Parasites & Complex Chronic Illness in Oregon
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Lyme Disease & Co-Infections
Lyme Disease is often misdiagnosed as other ailments or syndromes, but even with early diagnosis and treatment, some patients develop chronic symptoms. These symptoms can vary and may overlap with other conditions, including post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in long hauler COVID patients.
A percentage of patients with Lyme disease or Relapsing Fever Borreliosis also have co-infections or parasites, including Bartonella and Babesia infections. Other vector borne parasites can also resemble Lyme Disease or Morgellons Disease, including Leishmaniasis and Onchocerciasis.
Chronic fatigue and pain are common symptoms of these infections, but some patients also exhibit skin symptoms or develop other chronic symptoms and/ or autoimmune disease following an acute infection.
Morgellons Disease, Myiasis & Parasites
Morgellons Disease (MD) is a controversial skin condition characterized by the presence of multicolored filaments in or projecting from skin or skin lesions. Recent investigations have determined that these filaments are formed from overproduction of cutaneous collagen and keratin resulting from a spirochetal skin infection, not implanted textile fibers like previous research had suggested. Morgellons Disease patients often report relief from anti-parasitics and antibiotic treatments, yet many are misdiagnosed as Delusions of Parasitosis, or dismissed by physicians.
Myiasis is the infection of a fly larva (maggot) in human tissue. This typically occurs in tropical and subtropical areas. Myiasis is rarely acquired in the United States; however we have seen cases of Myiasis, as well as other skin and GI parasites, in patients with Morgellons Disease.
Mold, Mast Cell Activation & CIRS
Mold exposure or infections can trigger allergic reactions and may lead to fungal infections, mast cell activation and/ or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) in genetically susceptible individuals. Mycotoxin exposure can also make it more difficult to heal from Lyme Disease or other chronic infections/ viral reactivations, such as Staph, Strep, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) mononucleosis and Mycoplasma or C. pneumonia infections.
Environmental sensitivities and food allergies can be symptoms of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and can be driven by exposure to mycotoxins as well as other environmental toxins, infections or parasites. We offer conventional and natural treatments, as well as help guide environmental assessment and remediation efforts.
Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS & POTS
Many patients with a diagnosis of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) meet criteria for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) from exposure to various biotoxins, including Lyme Disease and Mold Exposure.
Although the condition can be multifactorial, some patients have genetic predispositions such as HLA susceptibilities, genetic SNPs or inherited connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
Chronic pain and fatigue can also be symptoms of mold or mycotoxin exposure, as well as Lyme Disease or other chronic infections such as Bartonella, or Cat Scratch Fever. Many patients report improvement in these symptoms when addressing the underlying infections, toxins and environmental factors.
PANS & Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune disease, thyroid and endocrine disorders can be influenced by predisposing genetic factors, as well as triggered by infections or toxins. Thyroid and endocrine disorders are often missed when relying on conventional lab assessments. A naturopathic approach can sometimes reveal underlying disorders in patients with chronic fatigue or immune dysfunction.
Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), presents as a sudden, seemingly inexplicable change in children. Accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and family support can make a profound difference for the child’s health and the well-being of the family.
How It Works
Schedule a free 15 min phone consult or request to book your new patient appointment online.
A new patient visit is conducted virtually using video/audio on any computer, tablet or cell phone by downloading the mobile app: Zoom
Follow up visits can be scheduled as virtual visits or phone appointments through our payment & scheduling site: Square
All patients must be located in the state of Oregon at the time of a virtual visit.
A request to complete a detail medical intake and health history is emailed to each patient prior to the appointment time. Please prepare in advance and allow enough time prior to your visit to complete electronic intake and consent forms.
Patients can review our telehealth policies and privacy practices and upload documents securely through our Intake portal: IntakeQ
Our virtual practice is enrolled in e-prescribing to local and compounding pharmacies. We offer easy online ordering for supplements to provide fast and reliable delivery of professional-grade supplements to our patients and customers. Browse our favorite supplements, receive personalized product recommendations & order online: Fullscript
Lab testing can be ordered electronically and specialty testing kits for Lyme Disease, infections, parasites, mycotoxins & more are shipped to patients.
Patients can communicate directly and securely with their doctor through our patient communication portal and digital care platform/ mobile app: Spruce
Dayly Wellness does not bill insurance for virtual care and we are an out-of-network provider with all insurance plans. We may request insurance information, but do not bill insurance for telehealth services. Please provide the location in Oregon that you will be during the time of the virtual visit if booking a visit as an out of state patient, as it is a requirement to be in Oregon at the time of establishing or continuing with virtual care.
A new patient deposit of $300 is required to confirm online bookings. Virtual visits are priced based on time spent during the visit. New patient visits are typically 30-90 minutes and visits exceeding 30 minutes are billed at a rate of $75 per 15 minutes of visit time. A Good Faith Estimate is available upon request for all scheduled services.
Detailed invoices suitable for out-of-network reimbursement can be made available to patients for certain insurers by request. Please verify with your insurance provider regarding coverage of out-of-network services. Naturopathic Doctors are not considered acceptable medical sources for documentation of disability claims under SSA or reimbursement for services under Medicare.
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“Dr. Day has been wonderful to work with during my treatment journey with late stage Borreliosis (both Borrelia burgdorferi, aka Lyme, and Borrelia hermsii, a Lyme like relapsing fever), Bartonella and Morgellons. She really listens to me and works with me to determine the best treatment that I can afford. It's a joy to work with Dr Day. She's very experienced in treating tick borne infections. She's always learning more about treatment options. She takes Morgellons seriously. I've improved GREATLY under her care and expertise. I'd be lost without her! I always recommend her to others needing tick borne infection treatment.”