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Evaluation and treatment of patients with ongoing symptoms of Borreliosis (Chronic Lyme disease) and other Tick-borne infections. Adult Outpatient Mental Health treatment, Integrative Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric complications of Chronic diseases.
Patients with a recent tick bite or a Bull's eye rash may be scheduled on same day whenever possible, or within three business days.
Dr. Marina Makous completed a two-year Fellowship in Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases and Neuropsychiatry, and was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University's Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center untill February of 2017, when she relocated to PA to focus on her private practice. She is Board-Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Makous carefully evaluates and treats patients with suspected or known tick-borne diseases, as well as patients struggling with the neurological and psychiatric complications of chronic diseases. She provides attentive, individualized medical, psychological, and psychiatric care that enables her patients to rehabilitate and heal.
Testimonials and Patient Feedback:
• Patient Name: Susan
Overall Rating: 5stars
"Dr. Makous is an extremely knowledgable practitioner who cares deeply about the health and wellness of her patients. She is accessible and thorough. Above all, she is caring, empathetic, and trustworthy. I am always happy to refer others to her as I am confident that they will receive the same professional care she has given to my daughter."
Overall Rating: 5 stars
"Top level doctor who thinks things through carefully and comes to a fully informed opinion based on labs, tests and the exam. Highly collaborative in her approach with the patient. Overall outstanding!"
Public Testimonial: 5 stars
Overall rating 5 stars
"I originally to Dr. Makous for Lymes Disease as I read about her on-line by the time I got an appointment my Lymes Disease was gone. I had IV Medicine almost of year. We did research and read about Dr. Makous. So we made an appt., she was very attentive and we seemed to click. She sent me for many tests and unfortunately found I had cancer in my lung. We found it at very quickly, She sent me to a surgent at Penn Medicine, I was operated on, and now I am cancer free."
I was in awe of Dr Makous . She certainly represents the A team and what is best about Columbia Doctors. Her thoroughness, knowledge level and general collaborative nature made me feel confident that I was in the right place. You were right, she certainly is an outstanding doctor. Others would benefit from striving for and role modeling her level of expertise.
JB July 18, 2016
Patient Name: Heather
Overall Rating: 5 stars
"Dr. Makous really cares about her patients. She goes above and beyond any I physiatrist that I have come across. I bounced around to doctors for 20 years before I found her. She takes the time to listen to your needs. She isn't a doctor who writes out your scripts and your out the door in 10 minutes. She listens and genuinely cares about her patients as individuals. I like how she thinks outside the box."
Dr. Makous is a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society). She represents the true meaning of a Lyme-Literate Doctor.
- "Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridge the Great Divide", by Brian Fallon, MD and Jennifer Sotsky, Carl Brenner, and Marina Makous, MD (currently under review by the publisher)
- “Somatic Symptom Disorders and Illness Anxiety in Integrated Care Settings”, Landa, A., Makous, M., Fallon, B.A. (2016). In Feinstein, R., et al, Psychiatry, Primary Care, and Medical Specialties: Pathways for Integrated Care. Oxford University Press, in press.
Teaching Experience/Conference Presentations/Patient Advocacy:
2014-2017: Lectures to the Family Medicine Residents, Columbia University Family and Community Medicine:
Neurological Exam and Interpretation Workshop (2/2015)
Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Lecture and Case Presentation (5/2015)
Tick-Borne Diseases: Diagnostic Conundrum (3/2016)
Assisted in Precepting Family Medicine Residents
2013-2017: Weekly presentations at the Columbia Team's Lyme and Neuropsychiatry Seminars, various topics
May, 2014: Columbia University and Lyme Disease Association Conference, Providence, RI:
Presenter, “Treatment-Resistant Depression, suicidality, and Lyme Disease: a Case Report”
October, 2014: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Association Annual Conference, DC:
Breakout session presentation: “Klein-Levin Syndrome following Tick bite”
September, 2014: Presentation to the Massachusetts General Hospital Lyme Support group,
Cambridge, MA: "Research Updates from Columbia University”
April, 2015: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Conference, Drexel School of Medicine:
Poster session presenter: “Lyme Disease Retreatment Study: 10-year Follow Up”
November 18, 2015 Panelist in the Panel Discussion about the state of Lyme disease in PA, held by State Senator Andy Dinniman and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. R. Levine.
May 14, 2016 "Neuro-psychiatric Lyme Disease" Topic Leader, Patient Education Conference, Lancaster, PA
October 20, 2016 Information Session on the State of Lyme Disease in PA, with Senator A. Dinniman
November 5, 2016 ILADS Conference, Philadelphia: "Lyme Disease and Cognitive Dysfuntion" Case, Presenter
November, 2016, ongoing: PA Lyme Advisory Council Board, Member
February, 2017: Chester County Medicine Magazine: Diagnostic Challenges in Lyme Disease