- About the Center
- Our Physician and Faculty
- Our Staff
- Scheduling an appointment
- Prescription Refills
- Insurance/Billing Information
- Address and Directions
The Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center has two locations, the main site at the outpatient facility at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station and the Lyme arthritis clinic on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus.
Lyme disease is a complex illness with both acute and chronic manifestations. The acute Lyme disease clinic at Green Spring Station offers urgent appointments for patients with active skin lesions of acute Lyme disease. Appointments for the Rash Consult Service can be made by calling 410-616-7596.
The Lyme arthritis clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview sees patients with late or chronic manifestations of Lyme disease involving the joints and musculoskeletal system. Dr. Aucott sees patients on a consultative basis. Patients are seen by referral from their primary care physician. Consultations may take from 1-3 visits in order to complete evaluation, testing and to formulate a plan for the patient and their primary care physician to implement.
Current research programs are focused on development of accurate diagnostic tests for all stages of Lyme disease. There are currently no treatment studies for Lyme disease at the Clinical Research Center.
- Shannon Bishop
Medical Office Coordinators
- Lucinda Crews
Our medical office coordinators manage your referral to our clinic, the scheduling of your appointments, refilling of your prescriptions, and completion of medical disability forms. They also perform a large number of tasks inherent to a busy medical practice.
- Cheryl Novak, MSN, CRNP
- Susan Joseph, BSN, RN
- Alison Rebman, MPH. Senior Research Program Coordinator II
- Erica Mihm, BS, Research Program Coordinator
- Ting Yang, PhD. Senior Biostatistician
Bayview Medical Center
- Aarti Vadalia, BS. Research Specialist
- Maria Gutierrez, PhD. Post Doctoral Fellow
Appointment hours vary by physician. Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our telephones are attended by our Medical Office Coordinators between the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. During non-office hours, calls are handled by the answering service who will contact the covering physician for you.
Appointments can be made by calling 410-616-7596 and selecting the appropriate prompt for your physician.
We ask that you please notify us as soon as possible regarding cancellations of appointments as there may be others who may need to be seen.
After Your Appointment
Your test results from the Johns Hopkins laboratories or studies will be available through the MyChart portal in 3 business days from the time the result is final; you were given directions to sign up for this at the completion of your initial appointment. Any test results that demand a change in your medical plan will be discussed with you before your next visit. We can discuss the rest of your test results more completely in person at your next visit. We will typically make comments on the labs that you will also be able to view (such as, “all labs look fine”)
Usually, your pharmacy will fax or electronically transmit a refill authorization request to our office. This process minimizes errors in the transmission of information about your medication and dosage. If you call our office for a prescription refill, please have the following information available:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- The medication name
- The medication dosage
- How you are taking the medication (once daily, twice daily, etc.)
- The quantity needed (one month or 3 month supply)
- The pharmacy phone number
- A contact number where you can be reached, in case we have questions.
We do not fill prescriptions over the weekend or holidays. Some prescriptions require prior authorization by your insurance plan, and this may take several days to obtain. Please plan ahead and request refills at least 3 days before running out of your medications.
We are participating with the following insurance payors:
- Aetna Health Plan
- Beech Street PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- CareFirst BlueChoice HMO
- Coventry Healthcare
- First Health
- Great West/One Health PPO
- Humana Choicecare
- MDIPA HMO
- Maryland Medical Assistance
- Medicare Part B*
- Multiplan PPO
- One Net PPO
- Optimum Choice HMO
- Priority Partners MCO
- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
- Tricare Reserve Select
- Tricare Standard
- United Healthcare
- US Family Health Plan
*We do not participate with out-of-state Medicaid or Medicare Advantage/Replacement plans
Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center
At Green Spring Station
2360 W. Joppa Rd, Suite 320
Lutherville, MD 21093
Provider Office: 410-616-7596
At Johns Hopkins Bayview
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
JHAAC, Room 1B.7
Baltimore, Maryland 21224