I’m working with Dr. Schweig
to determine the cause of my elevated CIRS biomarkers and to specifically address a Lyme disease co-infection. Lyme and related illnesses are his specialty. He's an expert in complex chronic illnesses which require rigorous investigation and management. He specializes in helping patients with Lyme disease and related co-infections. He is board certified in integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM) and family practice (FAAFP). He practices in Berkeley California and launched the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM) with his friend and colleague, Chris Kresser.
Unfortunately, it's quite difficult to get an appt. to see him. Overall, he and his office have been a pleasure to deal with. He’s happy to work with clients via telephone or teleconference but requires an initial face-to-face visit. The first visit was 90 mins in length and cost $795, about what you’d expect from a specialist of his caliber. He ordered many tests to try to identify the drivers of my inflammation uncovering multiple areas to work on. His staff provided careful estimates for everything allowing me to economically control the process. Since that initial visit, I’ve had one hour long case review/report of findings ($485) and several 30 mins. follow-ups ($300) by phone. He continues to order specialized supplements, medications (as needed), and orders labs for me. The one minor complaint that I have is the delay in receiving some of the supplements or tests. I have to work with various support staff in the office via a patient portal. Sometimes it takes weeks (even months) to get what I need. In those cases, I could have been more proactive and often dropped the ball in reminding them about what I needed. I don't think Dr. Schweig is Bredesen-trained, but he's very supportive of his approach and fully aware that my cognition is a primary focus for me. He actually works with Dr. Bredesen on a “brain board” so I know they share a very similar philosophy. I’m honored to have Dr. Schweig on my team and would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with CIRS, especially if Lyme is a driver. He’s also excellent for ordering any Bredesen-type labs that I’m having difficulty getting through my local physician or ordering on my own.