A letter from Dr Josh about Coronavirus
As the situation regarding the Coronavirus/Covid19 develops, we wanted to let you know that here at the Lyme Disease Clinic, our team is continuing to monitor the situation closely.
My priority at all times is the health and safety of my patients and employees, and I am continually monitoring the advice from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
I therefore took the decision on March 23rd 2020 to close my clinic at 48 Wimpole Street, London whilst the UK undergoes a period of enforced self-isolation. I will reopen our doors when the UK government indicates that this virus is under control and I feel it is once again safe for my patients and staff.
Although our physical clinic is closed, we have opened an interim virtual clinic and are working daily to help all of those in need.
I will continue to hold appointments on a Monday and Tuesday, but now it will be by video conference call. My team are rapidly bringing me into the 21st century!
Our telephone line is also open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm +44 (0) 203 095 0009 and you can continue to email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org for help and advice.
I understand that many of our Lyme patients, will be concerned about a disruption in their treatment and monitoring. We are trying our best to maintain as many of the services as possible for you, but as you will have been hearing in the news, we are living in unprecedented times.
One of our challenges is that we are one of the only clinics in the UK to do the specific blood tests that are run by the BCA-lab to test whether you have Lyme disease and co-infections, as well as to monitor how you are improving once you are in our treatment programme. You need these blood tests so that we are able to determine whether you are on the right medication and dosage.
We are therefore dealing with each patient on a case by case basis, helping you all to maintain your current treatment protocol whilst adapting some of your programme if there is disruption due to Covid19.
We will continue to update our website and facebook page @lymediseaseclinic with clinic news when it becomes relevant. In the meantime, I would like to wish you all well, and we are here for you if you need us.
Dr Joshua Berkowitz
Founder and Medical Director of the Lyme Disease Clinic
(letter last updated: 25th March 2020)