HAWTHORNE, NY (CBSNewYork) – The tri-state area is a hotspot for ticks and Lyme disease and in the hamlet of Westchester in Hawthorne there is a specialized center to treat potentially dangerous tick bites.
Almost three decades ago, Dr. Gary Wormser started the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at New York Medical College.
Think of it as an emergency room only for tick bites and tick-borne illnesses, reported Sean Adams of WCBS 880.
“There had to be a place where patients can go quickly rather than having to wait a week or two for an appointment with their regular doctor,” Wormser said. “I’m not aware of anything like this.”