Richard I. Horowitz
Doctor, Author, Lyme Disease Specialist

Dr. Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 29 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.


Dr Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme Disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. His book Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease explains his full classical and integrative approach to helping those stricken with tick borne diseases and resistant chronic illness. A follow-up book entitled How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Lyme and Chronic Disease will be released in September 2016.

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How Can I Get Better?An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease
St. Martin’s Press

The follow-up to Dr. Horowitz's book Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.

Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease
St. Martin’s Press

From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease.

Why Can’t I Get Better?Lyme Disease and Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome (MSIDS): A new paradigm for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness

Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Illness

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune disorders and Lyme disease: What do they have in common?

Lyme disease and Associated Tick-Borne Co-infections: Classical and Integrative Therapies in the Chronically Ill patient

Understanding the Role of Laboratory Testing in Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders

Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

Integrative Medicine: The future of Health Care for Chronic disease in the United States

Saving Lives and Money: The MSIDS model for diagnosing and treating Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: An infectious and environmental legacy for our children?

Do I Have to Live with Chronic Pain? The Role of Infections, Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation

Meditation, Mind Training and Medicine: How Working with the Mind affects our Physical, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

Praise for Why Can't I Get Better "This synopsis not only provides a treasure trove of information about Lyme disease to patients and health care providers, it also offers a glimmer of hope for anyone suffering from chronic illness."
Publishers Weekly

"Well-researched, information-rich content... the book offers matter-of-fact, objective narration"
Library Journal

"Horowitz is one of the most prominent ‘Lyme literate’ physicians…patients wait for months to see him, and several told me that he had essentially cured them of a disease that nobody else seemed able to treat."
The New Yorker