South County Hospital

South County Hospital Lyme Disease Clinic

401 471-6285, Lyme Disease Clinic

Our Lyme Disease Clinic, located in Southern Rhode Island, treats adults who have experienced Lyme disease symptoms and for whom treatment has not been successful.  To be seen at the South County Hospital Lyme Disease Clinic, you must have a referral from a doctor.

Our Lyme Disease Clinic, which also offers diagnosis and treatment of babesiosis, ehrilichiosis, and other tick-borne diseases, is open year round.  Your physician may make an appointment for you by calling 401 471-6285. For your convenience, our Lyme Disease Clinic has offices in Wakefield (70 Kenyon Ave., Suite 326) and East Greenwich in the Medical & Wellness Building (3461 S. County Trail, Suite 301). If you do not have a physician, our Find a Doctor service can connect you to local physicians accepting new patients.

Frederic Silverblatt, MD is medical director of the clinic.  The clinic is part of South County Hospital's Infection Prevention and Control Department, headed by Lee Ann Quinn, RN.

What Does Lyme Disease Look Like?

Not everyone diagnosed with Lyme disease has the telltale bull's-eye rash. Symptoms can mimic those of the flu and include fatigue, headache, stiff neck, fever, chills, body aches and joint pain. If you believe you may have Lyme disease, it is important that you consult with your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis.

TICK INFO: Lyme Disease News & Special Clinic

If You Think Your Child May Have a Tick-borne Illness

Your pediatrician or family practitioner can provide you with information about pediatric Lyme disease clinics in Rhode Island for children under 18 years of age. Hasbro Children's Hospital has a pediatric Lyme disease clinic. Your child's physician should call 401 444-8360, to schedule an appointment. 

Your Lyme Disease Physician  

 

Fredric J. Silverblatt

  • Expertise: Tick borne Illnesses, including Lyme Disease, Infections of the Lung,
    Urinary Tract, Skin, Bones and Joints