Richard Horowitz, MD

Richard Horowitz, MD, medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, in Hyde Park, New York. He has treated more than 13,000 chronic Lyme disease patients over the last 31 years. He is a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, cochair of the HHS Other Tick-Borne Diseases and Co-Infections Subcommittee and the author of How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease. The views expressed here are those of Dr. Richard Horowitz, and do not represent the views of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, the US Department of Health and Human Services or the United States.

Lyme Disease

Should I Treat My Chronic Lyme Disease with Stevia?

The natural no-calorie sweetener stevia shows promise for treating chronic Lyme disease—at least in lab tests. Should you try it? Find out…

Lyme Disease

Lyme Ticks Are On The March…And With New Diseases

Lyme disease used to be thought of as a Northeastern problem. Don’t make that mistake. Here’s why… Today, Lyme-infected deer…

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Is Your Loved One’s Memory Loss Due to Lyme Disease?

People who have been told that they have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia owe it to themselves to…

Diseases & Conditions

Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Diseases Webcast Read Dr. Richard Horowitz's Bio Close this Dr. Richard I. Horowitz Dr. Richard I.…

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When It’s Not Just Lyme

If you’re not getting better after antibiotic treatment for your Lyme, you could have a co-infection. Here’s what you need to know…and tell your doctor…

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Is Lyme Disease in My Area?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Where can I find out if Lyme disease is in my state? Dr. Richard Horowitz: That’s a bit…

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Can I Get Lyme Disease in the Winter?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Can I get Lyme disease in the winter? Dr. Richard Horowitz: Yes, you can. If it is above…

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Lyme Disease in Spiders, Mosquitoes and Other Insects

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Can I get Lyme disease from other bug bites, such as spiders or mosquitoes? Dr. Richard Horowitz: It’s…

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The Best Defense Against Ticks

Bottom Line/HEALTH: What’s the best self-defense against ticks? Dr. Richard Horowitz: Never walk out the door of your house. Bottom…

Pest Control

Spraying the Yard or Garden for Ticks

Bottom Line/HEALTH: How about spraying your yard? A lot of people around here spray their yards for ticks. Does that…


How to Tell if Your Dog or Pet Has Lyme Disease

Bottom Line/HEALTH: How do I know if my dog has Lyme disease? Dr. Richard Horowitz: Well I’m not a veterinarian,…

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What Is Chronic Lyme Disease Complex?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: I’m going to ask you this because somebody asked it, and I think we’ve talked about it but…

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What Exactly Is Lyme Disease?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Let’s start out by actually defining Lyme disease, because it’s not as simple as chicken pox. Dr. Richard…

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5 Top Myths About Lyme Disease

Think you know everything there is to know about Lyme disease or, worse, that you couldn’t get infected where you live? Think again!

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Herbal Help for Chronic Lyme Disease

I live and work in Connecticut, the state with the dubious distinction of being "the birthplace of Lyme disease." But…


The Five Best Supplements You Don’t Know About

Everyone knows about calcium and fish oil, but there are a whole lot more healthful supplements out there—ones that you…