The rates of Lyme disease are rising Vermont, with 710 reported cases in 2015. While preventable, the disease has significant sequelae and primary care offices in Brattleboro, VT are reporting high volume of calls from patients asking for more information about Lyme disease. Formal surveys of Brattleboro Family Physicians and their clinical support staff identify the need for a uniform triage protocol to answer patient calls, as well as further patient education materials, particularly regarding prophylactic antibiotic use following tick exposure.
Vermont, Lyme disease, patient education, community outreach, triage protocol, survey
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Evans, Peter, "Lyme Disease in Brattleboro, VT: Office Triage and Community Education" (2016). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 153.