Our Lyme Team – Dr Josh

Dr Joshua Berkowitz

Name:

Dr Joshua Berkowitz MB ChB (Birmingham) FRCOG

Job title:

Medical Director & Founder of the Lyme Disease Clinic

Dr Berkowitz’s interest in the field of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases developed over a decade ago from an increasing awareness that this debilitating disease was on the rise globally and yet there was little knowledge on how to diagnose, treat or cure within the medical community or scientific journals.

Having grown up in Zimbabwe and spent many years living and working in Africa, Dr Berkowitz knew only too well the detrimental effects tick-borne diseases can have on a person’s health.

Recognising that here in the UK there was a rapid increase in tick-borne diseases, yet little knowledge, acceptance or expertise on how to treat Lyme disease and its co-infections, his interest in becoming involved in the Lyme world led him to meeting Dr Carsten Nicolaus, Medical Director and Founder of the BCA clinic, lab and research facility (Augsburg, Germany) specialising Dr Berkowitz went on to train in the BCA method of diagnosis and treatment protocols for tick-borne diseases and founded his Lyme Disease Clinic in 2017 which treats patients from all over the UK and mainland Europe.

Dr Berkowitz and his team continue to receive the support, mentorship and training from Dr Nicolaus and the BCA team including access to the latest Lyme testing methods, clinical trial data, treatment protocols, and the integration of new diagnostic tools that further enhance patient diagnosis and care.

Dr Berkowitz regularly attends international conferences and collaborates with other specialists worldwide in the pursuit of the best and most successful patient outcomes. He has spoken at conferences including funding and hosting the London Lyme Conference in 2017 and 2019.

Dr Berkowitz gained an MB ChB degree from Birmingham University, UK specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology where he worked for many years both in South Africa and in the UK. In 2005 Dr Berkowitz opened a private practice on Wimpole Street in the West End of London which has since established itself as a leading clinic in health and wellbeing. His clinic treats many patients who want to improve their overall health and vitality as well as those with chronic illnesses who are looking for supportive health treatments.

Dr Berkowitz is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a member of the British Medical Association (BMA), The Royal Society of Medicine, and the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM). He has a Fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as a Registered Doctor in South Africa.

Dr Berkowitz is also a member of the Global LymeXpert Group (GLXG) and ILADS (International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society) which is a non-profit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases.

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