What Dr. Ginger Savely's Patients Have Said About Her
"If you have found this page through luck, fate, friends or Divine Providence, know that you are in the right place. You have suffered long enough, whether it has been 6 months, a year, or as in my own case, 20 years. Dr. Savely will lead you through a Lyme and co-infections treatment designed for you, and together you will find the answers, and you will, if you follow her advice, find recovery. It may require patience and strength you don't think you have, and in fact it can be downright hard, but you will recover your life, as I have.
Dr. Savely is constantly updating her knowledge for your benefit. She is like no other
doctor you have ever seen, and in over 20 years I saw at least that many. She will
listen, suggest, cajole and commiserate. You will laugh and cry together. She will be
the big sister you always wanted, even if, as I am, you are older than she is. And you
will have a friend for life. Whatever brought you here, Carpe Diem!"
Conway, South Carolina
"When my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Lyme disease, I knew it was caused by
a tick, but was naive about the true facts until I spent many sleepless nights
researching and reading books to find answers to my growing list of questions. All my
answers led me to find a good Lyme Literate Healthcare Professional who will treat a
pediatric patient. Before seeing Dr. Ginger for the first time, we were nervous,
scared, and unsure about my daughter’s future. Fifteen minutes into our appointment I
knew we had found someone who was knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate to her
patients. After every appointment with Dr. Ginger, we walked out with a hug,
encouragement, and confidence that we were a team and she was dedicated to us 100%.
Dr. Ginger incorporated her personal experiences with Lyme disease in any situation
that we came across, which, as a parent, helped me feel that we weren’t alone. Now
that my daughter is in remission and back to enjoying a normal life as a teenager, I
can honestly say, we didn’t find a “good” Lyme Literate Healthcare Professional, we
found the BEST!"
"As someone with over 20+ years of experience working in the healthcare field and as a mother, I am overly selective when it comes to choosing health care providers. Not a day goes by that I am not deeply thankful for Dr. Savely’s treatment and care for my son and me. She is treating a devastating illness with compassion, professionalism, expertise and an unparalleled knowledge base in a completely holistic manner that is sorely lacking throughout our healthcare system. Dr. Savely is light years ahead of her colleagues and is a true pioneer toward shifting that system to what it should be. Throw in her sense of humor, reassurance and availability whenever needed and from this patient’s viewpoint, she is the whole package.
It is not an exaggeration to say that I believe she is single-handedly restoring our
quality of life to a level I thought impossible just a short time ago. It is probably
not an exaggeration to say she may well be saving our lives. Dr. Savely is the person
to run, not walk, to for any illness or syndrome that she treats."
New York, New York
"Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Dr. Savely. She treated my 22-month-old for Lyme Disease, when nobody else would. She started answering my questions before my daughter was even a patient of hers. I was so anxious before our first appointment, not knowing if Dr. Savely would be able to treat my daughter effectively. The moment I laid eyes on her all my fears calmed. I knew she was the one. Not only is she incredibly talented and committed to her patients and the cause, she has a light that radiates from her. I shudder to think what my daughter's life would be like, had we not found Dr. Savely. She has truly saved her life and I can never repay what she has done for us.
On a less emotional note- she is also an incredible doctor for her practicality. We have
most of our appointments over the phone, which, for a young mother makes all the
difference. I love how we communicate by email, as well. If I have a question, between
appointments, I can email and get a response within 24 hours. I don't have to worry
about missing a phone call or not remembering what was said- it's all written in an
email. Not only is it convenient, it is so much easier financially.I truly love her and
wish I could do for her what she has done for us!"
"I am a mother of four wonderful young children all to whom I have unknowingly transmitted Lyme Disease in-utero. Our oldest daughter has been the most symptomatic. Dr. Savely has been nothing short of a Godsend in our family's life. She is the doctor who listens, who has walked this journey herself, with her kids and other family members. Her wisdom, advice and cheer-leading have been such a tremendous blessing to us. She is beyond prompt (and patient!) at answering my never ending stream of email questions and seems more like an informed friend than a distant doctor. She is passionate about helping others even when the stakes against her are high. She is willing to share the personal trials and triumphs that she has faced walking this road herself and she has given me many reality checks when I was deep in despair for my own children.
I appreciate Dr. Savely's desire and willingness to speak at conference after conference trying to help educate more practitioners about this disease. I appreciate her up to date continual learning to be the best doctor she can be to her patients.
Most of all I appreciate the hope Dr. Savely offers. Hope, because she is willing to go out
on a branch and treat people suffering from this disease that many professional doctors
won't touch and are not educated to treat. Hope, because she has walked this bumpy road
herself, personally and with her own kids and knows the reality of hope that lies ahead
“Dr. Ginger Savely was the first doctor in three years to take my condition seriously—and
also the first to start curing it. Her knowledge and wealth of experience is immediately
comforting to the new client, but far greater is her rational open-mindedness in dealing
with what are mysterious diseases, her willingness to seek out truth beyond politics and
long-standing assumptions, and her ability to find solutions that work, or keep trying.”
"If earth angels exist, Dr. Ginger Savely is most definitely one of them. Her brilliance,
dedication, compassion, commitment, strength and courage are awe-inspiring. Dr. Savely
uniquely possesses a delicate balance of kindness and strength. She is funny, personable,
hands-on, approachable, a pillar of hope, empathetic and open-minded, She had been
recommended to me by several different medical doctors across the country, including the
top Lyme specialists. Like many, my situation has been torturous. I've been through the
wringer; endured unbelievable pain; been to countless health professionals (including
doctors at what is considered the best medical center in the world); and spent
everything I have on healing. Without a doubt, Dr. Savely is one of the rare
professionals worth the time, energy and money. If you are considering going to her for
treatment, don't walk, run! I could go on and on with specifics about how incredible she
is. You'll understand exactly what I mean when you meet her!"
New York, New York
"In the last 3 years I've had the best medical care and concern for my well being I've ever
had in my 63 years of life. Ginger Savely has given that to me and much more. It's rare
in this life to find a medical professional or just a friend who really cares and who will
go the extra mile for you. I've found both in Dr. Savely, a real human being."
"As a patient and a former health care provider I know the importance of caring for the
whole person. This is the kind of care we have received from Ginger Savely. My son and I
have not been treated as "Lyme patients," but as unique individuals with multiple health
complications that include Lyme and Babesia. With Dr. Savely's care I have experienced a
balancing of my hormones, decreased pain and pain control, increased energy, assistance
in fighting depression and anxiety, and mostly a renewed interest in life. Through it all
she has been available to us with confidant and knowledgeable care. As our health gets
better day by day I find myself wanting to be more active and feeling better. I could not
ask for better care!!!"
Jackie and Fintan Murphy
South San Francisco, California
"When I became desperately and hopelessly ill, I went to the top doctors at some of the
major hospitals in the US. No one seemed to care or even wanted to talk with me. I
called a surgeon friend of mine who said, "Go to the top of the mountain, Dona". From
what I had read on the internet I knew that research on Morgellons was being conducted
at Oklahoma State University. I called there and they said that the only person on
PLANET EARTH who could help me was Ginger Savely. Dr. Savely has shown compassion,
understanding, empathy, and patience beyond anyone else that I have known. She SAVED
my life and the lives of so many others as well!"
Miss Virginia, Miss America Pageant 1972
"I spent decades of my life looking for someone in the medical field who was brave,
compassionate, knowledgeable and willing enough to treat my symptoms. After years of
suffering from Morgellons and Lyme disease I met Ginger Savely. Her unwavering desire
to help and her willingness to think outside the box is why I'm alive today. What the
future holds I don't know but if not for my dear friend Ginger "Dr. Doll" Savely I
wouldn't have one."
"Dr. Savely is not only on the leading edge of treatment and research of Lyme and
related diseases but is also a most compassionate health care provider. She has
literally felt your pain having had a personal connection with tick borne disease.
Dr. Savely dares go where most medical professionals won't in the research and
treatment of Morgellon's disease. She is open minded about treatment options and
works with each patient to develop a course of treatment most appropriate to the
patient's medical requirements and personal needs."
"Even though Ginger Savely is out of State, I don't feel the distance between us
since she always responds to my emails so quickly. She has been wonderful
emotional support for me through the difficult treatment process. After each
consult I feel more positive and ready to tackle my illness. So happy I found her!"
"After many years of illness and many trips to various doctors, Ginger Savely was
the first and only medical professional to finally correctly diagnose not only my
Lyme Disease, but also the co-infections Erlichiosis, Bartonella, and Babesia. On
top of that, she also diagnosed my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which a number of
doctors had also missed. She was the first medical professional to actually believe
me when I said I felt awful, and ran the tests to find out why. I have complete
faith in her knowledge and abilities in these areas and would not hesitate to
recommend her to others in my situation."
Words of praise from other health care professionals
"Ginger Savely, DNP is a role model for healthcare professionals at a time when our
health system is in a state of turbulence. I have learned much from her scientific
presentations and writings. Over a period of years I have referred many complex and
challenging patients to her. Ginger Savely’s ability to listen carefully to her
patients combined with her thoroughness, compassion and scientific rigor has broken
new ground in previously misunderstood diseases. She is particularly proficient in
working with patients with Lyme disease, co-infections, and Morgellons disease."
Robert C Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
Red Bank, New Jersey
President of ILADS, 2010-2012
"Dr. Ginger Savely has an excellent fund of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment
of Lyme disease. She also demonstrates a consistently caring, compassionate attitude
toward her often- difficult patients. Her knowledge and care often exceed what I have
observed in my colleagues with MD degrees."
Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Director of Union Square Medical Associates
San Francisco, California
President of ILADS, 2006-2008
"Ginger Savely, DNP, is one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in Lyme disease
and its family of co-infections. She has years of practical experience in helping
patients deal with this terrible disease. She has also been instrumental in our
understanding of Morgellions disease. She is a great teacher whose clear writing
style has helped educate many new practitioners."
Nick S. Harris, Ph.D., ABMLI
President/CEO IGeneX, Inc.
ILADS Board of Directors
Palo Alto, California
"Dr. Ginger Savely is a leading expert on a wide range of medical diseases in the
United States. She has shared more pearls with me in the past five years than any
other health care provider. Her fusion of care, aggressive learning and broad
thinking is THE model for 2020 medicine."
James Schaller, MD, MAR
Author of 26 books (including many texts on tick-borne infections)
"Combining compassion and a love for people with her strong knowledge base and
experience in medicine, Dr. Ginger Savely provides the very best quality of
care to each and every person who enters her office. Dr. Savely is diligent
and dedicated to her practice and is always available to her patients to answer
their questions. She is a delightful person who is a joy to work with
professionally and who always manages to uplift her patients even in the face
of serious illness."
Cindy Casey, RN
Director of The Charles E.Holman Foundation for Morgellons Research and Education - www.thenmo.org
"Dr. Ginger Savely is the most caring, compassionate and competent professional
that I have ever known in my 46 years in the healthcare field. I highly recommend
her without hestitation."
Alice Privett, RN, MSN, MBA, MHA
Retired Healthcare President/CEO
Marion Country, Florida