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Under Our Skin

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
One difficulty in diagnosing Lyme disease is the fact that its symptoms are very broad, they seem to mimic those of other diseases and they vary from patient to patient. This documentary investigates the epidemic we are now facing and traces its flourishing to a negligent and corrupt health care system. Interviews with patients and doctors paints a clear picture of a medical industry that has decided to place profits ahead of the health of the people it is supposed to be treating.


Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson

Genres: Documentary

Under Our Skin (2008)

Release Date: June 19th, 2009|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • Both informative and persuasive, Under Our Skin targets both the heart and brain to advocate for the Lyme disease community. show more

  • The movie is frightening not only because of the severe effects the ailment can have on the human body but also because it shows that many doctors are unable to diagnose, let alone treat, the malady. show more

  • We may not get to argue both sides of the debate, but Under Our Skin stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth: We're all vulnerable to a tick bite, sure, but it's the health care system that really gets us in the end. show more

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  • January 04, 2012 Hello Highness
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    This film is a must see for everyone living in areas endemic to lyme. I wish i had seen it before i had been bit. The second reviewer who claims to be a dr. yet his writing was as hasty, rushed and thoughtless as i\'m sure his diagnosis of his unfortunate patients, & apparantly he was using this review board for an advertisment for his (unseemly) practice. I had a negative wb test for 6 months after i was bit, and from then on (nearly 7 years) it\'s consistently positive as well as coinfections being diagnosed. It\'s (drs?) like him that refused to treat me those precious first months because of improper results which cause me now to have what even the insurance companies call incurable late stage lyme disease. Please anyone being bit or suspecting lyme DO NOT go to people or places like that, but find a lyme literate dr. who will diagnose and treat (or not treat) based on your symptoms and history and not on unreliable lyme disease testing.

  • June 03, 2011 jpkmck
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    This movie exposes the arrogance, ignorance and greed of the health care practitioners and insurance companies who have failed to acknowledge this growing epidemic while also showing the courage of those searching for answers as they suffer in silence from this terrible disease.

  • January 31, 2010 vider13
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    At the web site for Home Page, I make reference to page 10 of 19 (first paragraph) where reference is made to a 2005 John Hopkins study. The author states that a patients who were given the standard Lyme test that produce a negative result, 75% of those negative results were unreliable and the patient did in fact have Lyme's. The question here is "Standard Lymes Blood Test", who order the test for the patient meaning what type of doctor? which test was ordered and what did the lab actually test for? Were the right type of tests ordered? Did the film maker have the test results of the 75% in question reviewed by a trained specialist? The films subjects, were their medical records given to an independent Infectious disease doctor for a second opinion with regard to proper diagnosis for the presence of lyme. What type of treatment if any did these patients receive. When did patients first report being bit by a tick? How soon after being bitten did they consult with their physician. When did the patients first receive treatment after their initial consult with their doctor. What was the prescribed treatment plan. My office sees and treats many infectious disease patients. This disease is treatable if in fact it is diagnosed and caught in time. To say with certainty when one was in fact infected with lyme is questionable. A patient can appear at a doctors office stating that they removed a tick from their body three weeks ago while on vacation. This gives the doctor a starting base line. However, the same patient may have previously been bitten by a tick on previous vacation three years prior and never discovering that the tick had already fallen off. This of course presents another problem and this is exactly why one needs to see an infectious disease specialist. Documentary's are great and in this case the director Andy Abrahams Wilson brings to light a very important disease that is in fact growing throughout our nation. Patient awareness is one of the contributors to identifying lymes today even more so patients having access to the Internet. Lymes disease cases have increased because the public has become more aware of what they need to look for when medical issues that could possibly be related to lymes begin to ***************. Here at infectious Disease Medical Practice of NY, we specialize in the treatment of lymes but we have guide lines that we need to follow. We welcome new patients and we will provide second opinions for those patients looking for further confirmation of their condition. We will also review medical labs and render the practices medical opinion for patients that do not live in our geographical area for a reasonable fee of $150.00 Should you wish to contact us please email us at or call us at (631)864-6111 and we will respond to your concerns. Our practice accepts most insurance carriers. Consults $450.00 Thank you, Manny Vider Director of Infectious Disease Med

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