Table 5

Respondents’ opinions about LD

QUESTIONRESPONSEFPs, %OTHER SPECIALISTS, %
Do you believe that LD is endemic where you practise?Yes18.616.4
No66.967.1
Not sure14.616.4
How would you rate your patients’ risk of developing LD after a tick bite?High risk1.41.0
Moderate risk14.311.0
Low risk82.984.9
No risk1.32.3
Who usually brings up the possibility of LD first?Physician25.827.4
Patient57.845.1
Not sure16.427.4
Of your patients who request an evaluation for LD, do you think the patients’ symptoms are most likely attributable to another cause?Yes78.772.1
No5.01.8
Not sure16.326.1
Have you treated for possible LD in response to a patient’s concerns, even when you thought the patient did not have LD?Yes30.512.1
No65.981.3
Not sure3.66.6
Would you typically submit a tick to be tested for the organism causing LD if a patient brought one to your office?Yes60.946.1
No21.525.6
Not sure17.528.3
  • LD—Lyme disease.