Richard Horowitz, MD, is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, New York.
He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center that combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated more 12,000 chronic Lyme disease patients since 1987, with patients coming from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe.
The author of Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease, Horowitz has developed a 16-point model for chronic illness that is effective in up to 95 percent of those suffering with this disease.
He has been a consultant for the United States government, as well as the Chinese government, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of complex tick-borne infections. He is former assistant director of medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.
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.