Book Reviews

The New York Times Science Best Sellers List

December 10, 2013

We made it onto the New York Times Science Best Seller list today! This is a landmark moment. Thank you everyone for helping to make the book so successful.  Please note if you click on the link to the New York Times Science Best Sellers list where my book is located, and then click Lyme disease, you will be directed to scientific opinions that The New York Times has posted. The information on this link does not represent the opinions of Dr. Richard Horowitz. The medical references and clinical histories in my book will provide the reader with a more complete overview of the science, diagnosis and effective treatment of Lyme and tick-borne disorders.

Publishers Weekly

"Horowitz’s circuitous route to becoming a national expert on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases traces a similar path to that of the patients he treats. In over 25 years of specialized practice with the illness, including as cofounder of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hyde Park, N.Y., he has fought legal and insurance battles, recognized Lyme disease as a chronic illness, identified and defined a multiple systemic infectious disease syndrome (MSIDS), and devised a 16-point differential diagnostic map. In his first book, the author illustrates the diverse clinical presentations of Lyme disease through the stories of his many patients. Case by case, he discusses symptoms, associations, diagnostic strategies, and treatment options, as well as co-existent maladies. In addition to traditional medical treatments, Horowitz also addresses the effects of exercise, massage, and meditation. 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. (Oct.)" - Publishers Weekly Review,

The New Yorker

"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

Michael Specter: The Growing Battle Over How to Treat Lyme Disease : The New Yorker

Boston Magazine

Understanding Lyme Disease -  Dr. Richard Horowitz’s new book presents a new diagnostic plan for the rising epidemic of Lyme disease.  ... "Where other doctors try to find a single disease to cover each individual symptom, Horowitz looks at the whole picture as a Lyme disease puzzle. “That’s the problem with medicine these days,” he says. “Doctors tend to look for one cause for one disease. And that may have worked in the 1800s, but now it’s like a patient complaining about 16 nails in the bottom of their foot and the doctor only pulling out one. The patient will inevitable come back with continued pain.” ... By Megan Tripp

Library Journal

Medical doctor and internal medicine specialist Horowitz's first book offers readers insight on Lyme disease and evidence to support the assertion that it is a chronic disease. The text is divided into practically organized chapters by topic and serves as a comprehensive overview of the disease. Horowitz developed a 16-point differential diagnostic map, which is discussed in detail in a dedicated chapter early in the book. The map lays the groundwork for health-care professio...

Mark Hyman, MD

“Chronic Lyme disease affects millions, yet few doctors know how to diagnose or treat it, and few get better… Dr. Richard Horowitz provides the first comprehensive explanation of why, and thankfully provides a roadmap to wellness by addressing the root causes of this debilitating illness. His approach reflects the future of health care. Medicine would be much better if all doctors understood and treated illness like Dr. Horowitz. If you have suffered from unexplained, chronic or hard-to-treat illness, this book is your pathway to health.” – Mark Hyman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution

Pamela Weintraub

"Dr. Richard Horowitz brought [my family] back from the brink of Lyme disease hell to true health. In WHY CAN’T I GET BETTER, Horowitz discusses...chronic disease and the cascade of problems that may start with infection but ultimately go far beyond it... His provocative insights apply to chronic illness writ large.” — Pamela Weintraub, award-winning author of Cure Unknown

Daryl Hall

“Dr. Horowitz has been, and continues to be, ‘in the trenches’ in the battle to understand, diagnose and treat people who, like myself, have suffered or are suffering the effects of Lyme... I can think of no one more qualified to write about this subject.” — Daryl Hall, musician (Hall & Oates)

Judith Weeg

"Why Can't I Get Better? is a gift, for the reader, written by Dr. Horowitz of Hyde Park, NY, who has been an ILADS doctor treating Lyme disease for 26 years. The LDUC highly recommends this book! Physicians, patients, and Lyme advocates, treating Lyme disease patients by phone, or through support groups, will clearly understand the message – a definite roadmap for walking out of the morass of Lyme disease, and all that it entails. No stone has been left unturned by Dr. Horowitz. Not only are there charts in simple English – defining symptoms/Lyme and co-infection causes, but also a continuation of guidelines for treatment. Case studies of patients are varied and eye-opening. Get a copy for yourself and a second copy for your local physician. Beyond a “must read,” Why can’t I get better? should be a mandatory read for Lyme patients and physicians in every country." - Judith Weeg, President, Lyme Disease United Coalition