Specializing in the Treatment of Lyme Disease and Associated Diseases
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About New Horizons Integrative Medicine (NHIM)
 
NHIM was established to provide individualized personal care for patients with Lyme and related diseases in Indiana and surrounding regions. The practice is located at 1500 W. Oak St., Suite 500 in Zionsville, Indiana and is staffed by Dr. Kimberly Lentz M.D.  Dr. Lentz has been involved in treating Lyme Disease since 2005. She has also had very personal experience with Lyme, having multiple family members who have been chronically ill with the disease.
 
 NHIM is taking patients who are seeking answers to unresolved health issues including:
  • those who have a Lyme diagnosis,
  • those who may have a history of a tick bite or suspect they may have Lyme or an associated disease,
  • those who have been chronically ill and have not been able to find a clear-cut reason for the illness,
  • those who have been given another diagnosis such as arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autism, depression, but wonder if there is an underlying cause,
  • and those who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune process like MS, ALS, or Parkinson’s but wonder if a chronic infection process is occurring beyond the autoimmune process.
Dr. Lentz and the staff of NHIM take a very personal approach to the care of all patients. Patients are given generous amounts of time during office visits and are provided a customized treatment plan utilizing the foremost aspects of conventional medicine integrated with proven alternative treatments.
 
If you would like more information about becoming a new patient click here, or if you have questions contact us here.
 
 

 
 
 
What is Lyme Disease? 
 
"Lyme Disease" and other associated infections are most commonly associated with tick bites. Lyme Disease, in particular, is caused by a bacteria called borrelia, although Lyme Disease is also commonly accompanied by other associated co-infections. The same tick that carries the borrelia bacteria that causes Lyme Disease, can also transmit Babesia, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever (Rickettsia), and other disease causing pathogens. Research has shown that in addition to being transmitted by blood sucking insects, Lyme disease can also be transmitted sexually, can cross the placenta to the fetus, and may also be in breast milk.
 
Lyme Disease is a complex illness potentially complicated by multiple co-infections. If not treated early and effectively, it can become chronic and result in complications that can damage virtually any body system. To recover, all of these issues must be addressed in a thorough and systematic manner. No single treatment or medication will result in full recovery of the more ill patient. Only by understanding the patient’s condition and designing treatments and solutions for all of them will the patient's health begin to be restored.  More...