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Crowdfunding meets goal to procure Lyme disease program files

MARK HUME VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Sep. 09 2014, 8:00 AM EDT Saying she was frustrated because patients weren’t being adequately diagnosed or treated for Lyme disease, Liz Zubek quit British Columbia’s new Complex Chronic Disease Program (CCDP) in June. Now, Dr. Zubek has teamed up with Lyme disease patients in a crowdfunding project to pay…

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Vancouver, BC, Canada: Parting words – and hospital criticism – as Dr. Alison Bested leaves B.C., returns to Ontario

Her silence over her controversial departure from BC Women’s Hospital has been deafening. Alas, it didn’t last forever as Dr. Alison Bested, the former medical director of the Complex Chronic Disease Program has sent me a statement she calls a “public response;” it is posted below. Her stipulation is that I publish it in its entirety;  I…

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Vancouver Sun: June 11, 2014 – Vancouver’s beleaguered chronic disease clinic loses a third doctor

Facility has 1,400 patients on a waiting list for care   By Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun   A third doctor resigned Wednesday from the year-old, beleaguered Complex Chronic Disease Program at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Liz Zubek quit because she believes the clinic is “going backwards instead of forwards in terms of meeting its mandate,”…

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Lyme disease controversies over diagnosis, treatment at Canada’s first complex, chronic disease program clinic

By Pamela Fayerman Dr. Lucy Kinninmonth has been to about 20 different medical specialists in the past year, all of whom doubt she’s got chronic Lyme disease even though her symptoms, along with a blood test she had in the U.S., confirmed it, as far as she’s concerned. The Port Coquitlam veterinarian is now one of 650…


Victoria Times Colonist: Lyme disease clinic a ‘waste’ group says

BC’s new complex chronic disease program is a “complete waste of time” for Lyme disease patients, says the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. The foundation, which advocates for better testing, diagnosis and treatment, withdrew its endorsement of the program at BC Women’s Hospital on Wednesday. Read full article