Mike Nickel, the founder of the Wisconsin Yahoo online support group (found on the right hand side of this website under support groups) recently visited the new Tick-Borne Illness Center and had the following to say:

I had a chance to meet with the Howard Young Foundation and got a tour of the new lyme clinic {Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence} that will be opening in Minocqua, WI. www.howardyoungfoundation.org 715-439-4005.

It’s located in the Howard Young Medical center which is a 90 bed hospital. The Lyme Clinic will have its own wing, sign outside and entrance. They’re remodeling the offices, lab, waiting area, etc. The wing will encompass about 2,000 sq. ft. There’s a large waiting area which will also offer an educational area where folks can learn about tick-borne illness.

The Waite family {Waite-Kaine Foundation} was instrumental in bringing this to fruition as their daughter Jen passed from lyme complications. There will be an area dedicated to her memory.

Dr. Kogelnik of the Open Medicine Institute will manage the clinic and document treatment efficacy, etc. His goal is to provide documented research verifying treatment modalities and effectiveness for lyme and co-infections. He also desires to offer tick testing as well.

I’ll be honest, I’m very excited about what I’ve seen and heard from the foundation. They understand fully if patients show progress this will prove an enormous asset to the community. They understand that they must have an experienced practitioner spearheading the treatment aspect. They’ve set tentative dates of late July or August for opening. As one can imagine there’s a literal mountain of red tape but they’re very close.


I’m waiting to be contacted by the folks involved with this clinic and am hoping they will be willing to make a presentation at support group.  Details coming…..

For more:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/11/wisconsin-tick-borne-illness-center-of-excellence/