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It all started in 2011 with an idea – armed with the right step-by-step plans using what really works, chronic Lyme disease sufferers can recover and lead full lives. So I gave birth to an early version of Treat Lyme by Marty Ross MD. 


Finding accurate and helpful online information about treating Lyme and related infections is complicated. When I first established Treat Lyme by Marty Ross MD in 2011, the situation was worse than it is now. Then information was available in patient blogs and Facebook, but it was not easy to use and often wrong. I decided to step in to help Lyme sufferers and their physicians.

Treat Lyme is based on what works in my extensive clinical experience and the best available science. I try to explain things in a way that makes the complex simple and understandable. It has step-by-step plans that are easy to follow. You do not need a medical degree to use this site, but it contains quality info that even physicians find useful.

In Service

I am drawn to helping the underdog. This vibrates in tune with my soul. When I opened my first clinic in 2000 I attracted people with complex illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. In 2004 I treated my first person with chronic Lyme disease, because it was the right thing to do. As a group, people living with chronic Lyme disease are outcast and medically under-served. This is due to the policies of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), government, health insurance companies, and state medical licensing boards who deny the existence of this illness and the people suffering.

After Indiana University School of Medicine in 1988, I moved to Washington, DC, to train in Georgetown’s Family Medicine program treating the urban poor. My first job as a physician was working among the homeless on the streets of DC. After this I wrote healthcare law in the United States Senate, securing fair funding for people with HIV in the early 90s by rewriting key parts of the Ryan White Care Act. In 1996, I was one of the leaders setting up the nation’s first publicly funded alternative medicine clinic for low income and racially under-served populations outside Seattle. I established The Healing Arts Partnership in Seattle in 2000 to practice integrative medicine using the best of natural medicines and prescriptions. I chose to help people with chronic fatiguing and complex illnesses that conventional medicine failed.

I am licensed to practice medicine in Washington state. I moved to Austin, Texas, in late 2018 to take a sabbatical from my practice. I left Washington to escape a difficult evaluation of my Lyme practice by the medical board. I am pleased to report I passed the review with flying colors — they appear to approve of my practice. In late 2019, I returned to Seattle to re-open my medical practice as Marty Ross MD Healing Arts and to run Treat Lyme by Marty Ross MD.


As a passionate health educator and clinical expert, I love helping people. I am very happy to hear countless stories of health improvements from people and physicians using my resources who contact me. Through Treat Lyme I continue to pull for the underdog while walking my path of service.

In Health,

Marty Ross, M.D.

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Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice.

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), The Institute for Functional Medicine, and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

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