Lyme Disease Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Holistic, State-of-the-Art Care for One of Summer’s Most Malicious Disease

Rashmi Gulati, MD, Medical Director, Patients Medical

Bacteria, such as that which causes Lyme disease, are unable to survive in such an oxygen-rich environment...

Patients Medical, a leading integrative and holistic medical center in New York City, is using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as part of the treatment plan for victims of one of summer’s most malicious diseases, Lyme Disease. The Northeastern portion of the US is one of the hotbeds for the ticks that harbor a disease known to affect summer hikers, campers and those who enjoy spending time outdoors in nature. According to the New York City Health Department, Lyme disease is up 20% from 2003 to 2009.

Prevention is always the best cure, but if you’ve already been bitten, immediate action is necessary. “At Patients Medical we conduct detailed Lyme disease testing with a state-of-the-art lab. If the results are positive, we begin treatment either with oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics or other modalities including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), and oral or IV supplement therapies,” explains Rashmi Gulati, MD, Medical Director of Patients Medical.

Dr. Gulati recommends HBOT, a non-invasive therapy that uses 95-99% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure in a controlled environment. This treatment enhances the body's natural ability to heal, reduces inflammation, and is useful in treating a range of conditions including wound healing, autism, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. “Bacteria, such as that which causes Lyme disease, are unable to survive in such an oxygen-rich environment and can be greatly reduced or eliminated over a course of treatments.”

Patients Medical’s new 2.0 ATA HBOT chamber allows patients to experience 80% more oxygen at up to double the atmospheric pressure we feel at sea level. This treatment enhances the body's natural ability to heal and combat infection. This chamber is the only 2.0 ATA personal size chamber of its kind located in a private medical center in Manhattan.

With over a decade of experience including a medical directorship at Humana, a contractor for the US Department of Defense, Dr. Rashmi Gulati is a leader in internal and integrative medicine. Having appeared as a medical expert on Good Morning America, CNN, and WCBS in addition to a variety of national publications speaking about Lyme disease and other chronic conditions, Dr. Gulati aims to improve overall well-being and maximize the quality of life for her patients by balancing their mind, body and spirit.

About Patients Medical
Patients Medical ( is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including Board Certified Internists, Cardiologists and Nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon ancient healing techniques alongside Western Medial perspectives. Patients Medical offers free seminars each month on bioidentical hormones, weight loss, thyroid, chronic fatigue, nutrition and more.

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