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“Hello, I am Dr. Joseph Jemsek. I am an Infectious Disease physician working in Washington, DC and founder of the Jemsek Specialty Clinic. I am reaching out to you today because I wish to share good news. Some of you may know about my career in HIV/AIDS where I started in the very early days and devoted over two decades to this epidemic. Some of you may also be aware that I’ve devoted my attention to Lyme Disease or ‘Lyme Borreliosis Complex’ for almost two decades as well.

I consider myself very fortunate to be one of the one of the very few physicians to have worked so closely with the twin epidemics of our time.

In 2006, the NC medical board restricted my medical license due to my longer-term therapy of Lyme Borreliosis Complex in this very sick,
politicized and marginalized population. Now, well over 13 years later, these NC medical board orders have been rescinded and abolished. This rarely happens.

I thank the NC medical board for their newly acquired insight and appreciation for this dreadful illness.

I hope this reversal will prove to be a major gain for our patients and patients throughout the world. These same patients nourished me and my family through a prolonged and most difficult period and made it possible for us to survive. I have been vindicated and so have patients everywhere. Your vindication, as patients, is the more important. It is your victory.

Let’s do the right thing together, build on this event, and make the impactful and sustained changes which are so long overdue.

Blessings and thank you,


Dr. Jemsek’s Remarks to the North Carolina Medical Board

17 Responses

  1. I would not have survived without Dr jemsek’s knowledge and compassion and fortitude! He was my savior from CNS Lyme!! Forever grateful!!

  2. Dr. Jemsek,
    I’m so happy to hear this good news after so many years. You helped so, so many people, and we’re treated terribly. I don’t think I would have made it without you. Best wishes for a wonderful new year!
    Suzanne Sheffield 😊

  3. Congratulations!! As a new patient, I read the news about the issues in North Carolina. I hope all your new patients take the time to read and understand what happened to you. Bless you for dedicating your life to helping others heal!

  4. I do not have the words to express our love for Dr. Jemsek. He literally saved my husbands life. My husband had already lost 50% of his hearing and eye site and could hardly walk when we saw Dr. Jemsek the first time. We came to Dr. Jemsek when my husband came out of remisson and the Doctor we had been seeing in Florida would no longer treat him. We were lost and had no idea what we were going to do next. The passon that Dr. Jemsek has for treating Lyme Disease is behond measure. Thank you Dr. Jemsek.

  5. I was your patient during this time and was covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield. When they started denying my treatment and I was going to have to stop, You and Christie managed to work out a plan that allowed me to continue my treatment. I will be forever grateful. Congratulations on overcoming this nightmare!

  6. Long overdue and a well deserved vindication. Dr Jemsek is like no other physician I have ever known or ever will know. I hope blessings will follow him all his life.

  7. I was having uncontrollable, life threatening BP spikes, amoung many other symptoms, in spring/summer of 2017 when traditional doc’s didn’t even believe there was a Lyme issue in the South. Dr. Jemsek took me as a patient and I believe saved/restored my life. Today, and for several years I have led a perfectly normal life. I am, and will forever be grateful to Dr. Jemsek!

  8. Dr. Jemsek,
    So happy for you and your team. Happy for all the Lyme patients and the Lyme community as well. Congrats and thank you for all you do…!

  9. You saved my best friend’s life. Blessings to you Dr Jemsek. I have a disease of MS. I take one day at a time. That’s all we can do. Thanks to my best friend whom you treat she has been my sounding board. Through God’s Divine Mercy and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary may you continue this journey and may your health be restored.

  10. This is late, as I just now saw it. One of the best things that has happened in my life was having found Dr. Jemsek when he practiced in Charlotte. As far as I know, he was the only physician with a Lyme focus in this city, and one of the only ones in the country, and I believe he saved my life. Was I completely cured? No, as far as I know, there is still no cure, which I attribute to there not being a boatload of money in the so doing. But, as opposed to back then, my Primary Care and other docs now believe that Chronic Lyme exists, and my PC will prescribe antibiotics when I have a flare up (usually Spring and Fall).

  11. Dear Dr J. That is wonderful news and was the Right thing for them to do! Many thanks to you from R & C Walker Ky.

  12. Dr. Jemsek saved my life . I have been a patient of his since 2008. He is the most knowledgeable Dr. I have ever met. Thank you Dr. Jemsek. My thoughts a d prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Dr Jemsek saved my sons life. He was in critical condition with Lyme disease. God bless Joe Jemsek.

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