Lyme Disease Specialist Portsmouth, NH

Lyme Disease - “The Great Imitator”

Lyme Disease is an increasingly prevalent acute and chronic condition that is of particular concern in the Eastern United States. Unfortunately, current conventional diagnosis and treatment is often inadequate. Through the use of advanced specialty lab testing, ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society), and natural therapies, our patients are able to achieve quicker and greater clinical success.

Standard laboratory screening tests fail to detect 51% of cases of Lyme Disease. In addition, standard laboratories have omitted several Lyme specific bands from the Western Blot test due to a vaccine that was briefly administered in the 90’s. These bands (numbered 31 and 34) are highly indicative of Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) exposure, yet these bands are not included in standard commercial Lyme tests (even though the Lyme vaccine is no longer available). These factors make Lyme disease very challenging to diagnose. Often, patients see multiple practitioners without getting any explanation for why they feel so sick.

Naturopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Dr. Nicole Schertell and Dr. Johanna Mauss have collectively diagnosed and treated thousasnds of cases of Lyme Disease using our unique Naturopathic approach. Our doctors use specialty Lyme & Co-Infection tests that our outsourced to multiple cutting-edge laboratories across the United States and Germany, which allows better detection of these infections so that patients can receive proper treatment. Though our doctors are both ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) trained and active members of this organization, they include innovative natural treatments that they have found to offer a cure to this daunting health crisis.

Naturopathic Treatment of Lyme Disease

Naturopathic treatment of Lyme Disease takes into account the whole person and the multitude of bodily systems affected by the bacteria and co-infections. Treatment may include a combination of antibiotics (oral, intramuscular, or intravenous) with herbs, natural IV immune support or Ozone therapy, homeopathy, nutrition, detoxification support, inflammation support, and general immune support.

Lyme Disease is referred to as “The Great Imitator” because it can disguise itself as many different illnesses, and it affects each person differently. The following list includes only a few of the many health conditions that may be a case of misdiagnosed Lyme Disease: Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, and Menopausal Fevers/Sweats/Chills.

Request Your Consultation Today!

If you suspect you may have Lyme, please fill out this Lyme Disease & Co-Infection Questionnaire.

To schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, please fill out the form below or call (603) 610-8882 today!

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501 Islington St, Suite 2B
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: (603) 610-8882
Fax: (603) 463-0943


Monday: 8:30am - 05:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 05:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 05:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 05:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


There is ample free parking in the lot outside of our building.