Lyme Disease Treatment

“Lyme Disease Treatment That Really Works”

Sierra Integrative Medical Center is proud to be the leading Lyme Disease clinic in Reno, Nevada—if not the entire country. By pairing our whole-body approach to diagnosis with the most advanced therapeutic options available, we’ve been able to help countless patients who have been tormented by this hard to beat infection, as well as others like it.

If you’re suffering from Lyme Disease or another infectious disease choose Sierra Integrative to receive the care you need and the treatment that works.

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How We Treat Lyme Disease

When it comes to effectively eradicating Lyme Disease and other infectious diseases, traditional antibiotics often won’t cut it. That’s why in addition to conventional treatments, we consider as many alternative treatments as possible to treat this highly persistent disease. 

Some of our most common Lyme Disease treatments include:

Immune Peptide Therapy
Advanced nutraceuticals
IV Therapy
Orthomolecular therapy
Oxidative therapies
Integrated whole body detoxification
Individualized homeopathic remedies
Customized Chinese herbal remedies
Intravenous nutritional support
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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks, Lyme Disease is an infection that, if left untreated, can cause serious pain, fatigue, and other crippling symptoms. Despite its most common symptom—a bullseye-shaped skin rash that spreads around the site of the tick bite—Lyme Disease is extremely easy to misdiagnose, given that its other symptoms are so similar to those of more common illnesses.

Common symptoms of Lyme Disease include: 

Extreme fatigue
Joint swelling
Muscle Pain
Decline in cognitive abilities
Trouble sleeping
Sensitivity to light
Shortness of breath
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What Makes Us Different

At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we specialize in treating hard to diagnose and difficult to treat cases—and are especially equipped to treat occult infectious diseases like Lyme Disease. Assessing the whole body, by performing a comprehensive evaluation on the patient, including medical history and risk factors for exposures to infectious diseases and or toxins and lifestyle. Then, by drawing from all schools of medicine—including the very latest in conventional medicine, alternative therapies, and homeopathic and holistic health—will apply a combination of interventions to strengthen your body, so it can heal itself.

Our team of integrative physicians and other providers in Reno Nevada are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of infectious diseases using a combination of the methods listed above. We'll work with you to cooperatively recommend the best combination of interventions possible for your unique condition, so that you can rest assured knowing you’re receiving the best treatment possible.

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Our Treatment Success Stories

“I am incredibly grateful for Dr. Fong and the entire team at Sierra Integrative Medical Center for helping me get my life back. After 10 years of searching for answers, and being dismissed by countless doctors, Dr. Fong took the time to really review my story and was the first doctor to see me, believe me, and help me get a diagnosis. Dr. Fong showed me that you CAN get better and have symptom free days again! Thank you, Dr. Fong, for everything!”

- Christa Nannos, Author of Tick Tock, It’s LYME O’clock


"I feel better than I have in years. I have energy, I can think clearly again, and my body continues to feel stronger each day. I thank God and Sierra Integrative Medical Clinic for giving me my life back. Now that my treatment is over, it’s up to me, to stay healthy, exercise and eat right. But most of all take what I have learned about the realities of Lyme’s Disease and use my story to help others.
Thank you Sierra Integrative Medical Clinic."

- Danella C., Lyme Disease Patient

About The Sierra Integrative Medical Center Office

Sierra Integrative Medical Center is strategically located in Reno, Nevada, serving as a central hub for patients seeking integrative medical treatments from across the globe. Despite our roots in the scenic city of Reno, the reach of our services extends far beyond local boundaries. A significant portion of our patients travel from various locations to visit our facility, illustrating the trust and value placed in our unique approach to health care.

Our patient community is truly international, with long-standing clients from as far afield as Australia. This global footprint is a testament to the effectiveness and uniqueness of our treatments and the care provided by Dr. Bruce Fong and his team. However, the majority of our patients hail from various parts of North America, making our Reno location a convenient meeting point for individuals from the United States and Canada.

Our office is not just a medical facility; it is a place where healing begins, and optimal health is pursued through integrative and holistic approaches. Whether you are visiting us from nearby cities or traveling from overseas, our team is dedicated to making your journey toward health as effective and comfortable as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you diagnose Lyme Disease?

At Sierra Integrative Medical Center, we diagnose disease using a combination of laboratory tests and assessments. Rather than diagnosing your condition based on a “pattern of symptoms” as is traditionally done, our infectious disease doctors will focus on the underlying origin of your symptoms. This allows us to design an individualized treatment plan made to address the true cause of your illness, whether it’s from a viral or bacterial infection, hypersensitivity, toxoplasmosis, or, in the case of Lyme Disease, a tick bite.

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Can Lyme Disease be cured?

Yes. Lyme Disease can be cured using combination treatments, even among patients who report experiencing symptoms of pain, fatigue, or difficulty thinking.

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What does the Lyme Disease rash look like?

The Lyme disease rash typically appears as a circular rash that can sometimes resemble a bull's-eye pattern. It usually starts as a red spot at the site of the tick bite and expands outward over several days.

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Can I have Lyme Disease without a rash?

Yes. The common “Erythema migrans” rash occurs in 7 in 10 people with the disease, and the appearance of the rash can vary widely. 
You may the following symptoms without the rash: 

  • fever or chills
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • muscle and joint aches
  • swollen lymph nodes.

Rare symptoms of Lyme Disease include heart palpitations, fainting, chest pain, arthritis, sensitivity to light, visual disturbances, and even cognitive, neurological, and psychological symptoms.

What makes Sierra Integrative the best Lyme disease center?

While the concept of "best" anything can vary depending on your individual needs and preferences, we’re confident that Sierra Integrative is the best Lyme disease center due to our experience treating various types of Lyme disease, as well as our holistic approach to treatment.

Unlike other Lyme disease clinics, we’ll use a combination of advanced treatments, nutritional support, and lifestyle recommendations to help support your body and promote a healthier state of well-being.

Who is the best Lyme disease doctor in the world?

There isn't a single "best" Lyme disease doctor in the world. The choice of a healthcare professional should be based on their experience, qualifications, and expertise in Lyme disease treatment. Our best advice is to talk to a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases or Lyme disease, such as our very own Dr. Bruce Fong.

Why don’t many doctors treat Lyme disease?

Since there's no clear or official cause of Lyme disease, or medically accepted method to treat it, many doctors have had the experience of misdiagnosing or overlooking Lyme disease, which has led to many physicians doubting its existence. Moreover, Lyme disease is also difficult to diagnose, since the symptoms often mimic other illnesses, such as fibromyalgia.

For these reasons, many doctors are not familiar enough with the disease to effectively diagnose or treat it and are often unwilling to take the risk of treating a condition that they may not completely understand.

Is it ever too late to treat Lyme disease?

No. It's never too late to treat Lyme disease, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent your infection from progressing and causing more severe symptoms.

If Lyme disease is left untreated or not treated promptly, it can lead to severe symptoms, including neurological, cardiac, and joint-related issues, which is why timely treatment is important.

What are the top symptoms of Lyme disease?

The top three severe symptoms of Lyme disease can include neurological problems (such as memory and concentration issues), heart rhythm disturbances, and severe joint pain. However, symptoms can vary considerably among individuals.

How long does it take to fully recover from Lyme disease?

The duration of recovery from Lyme disease varies from person to person. Early treatment usually leads to faster recovery, but it can take months to years for your symptoms to completely disappear. Additionally, some people may still suffer from lingering symptoms even after the infection has been treated.

Does insurance cover Lyme treatment?

Whether your insurance covers Lyme disease treatment can vary. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and potential out-of-pocket expenses related to Lyme disease treatment.