2019 Conference

Richard Horowitz, MD

ISEAI Honorary Member

Dr. Richard Horowitz is a board-certified internist and the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 13,000 Lyme and tick-borne disease patients in the last 30 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases. Dr Horowitz has trained over 100 healthcare providers in diagnosing and caring for patients with treatment-resistant tick-borne disorders and was previously awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease. He has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness.

He is also the author of two best-selling books on Lyme disease, Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease (2013, NY Times Best Seller), and How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease (2017, national bestseller). These books incorporate recent scientific advances and explain in detail how healthcare providers can effectively diagnose and treat resistant chronic illness. In addition, he has co-authored peer-reviewed Lyme guidelines, and published in the medical literature on novel “persister” drugs for the treatment of Lyme disease and coinfections, as well as the role of the 16-point MSIDS model in chronic illness.

Finally, he has served as a consultant to governmental agencies around the world, including those in China, Australia, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr Horowitz is a member of the HHS Tick-borne Disease Working Group, which was formed by the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. He is also co-chair of the “Other Tick-borne Diseases and Coinfections” subcommittee to help our country improve the care of those suffering with tick-borne disorders.

Learn more: CanGetBetter.com


Saturday, May 4 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Why Can’t I Get Better: The Horowitz 16-Point Differential Diagnostic Map

After this lecture the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the present serological diagnostics for Lyme and tick-borne disorders
  • Use the 16-point MSIDS map to create a differential diagnostic list of potential sources of inflammation (along with their downstream effects) which can potentially increase symptomatology in those suffering with resistant symptoms of Lyme and associated co-infections
  • Understand the role of environmental toxins, including heavy metals and mold in patients with Lyme-MSIDS
  • Use newer “persister” antibiotic regimens including DDS CT (Dapsone combination therapy) for those with persistent Lyme symptoms failing traditional therapies
Richard Horowitz, MD