Dr. Erica Lehman is an Integrative Physician with a holistic practice stemming from traditional Western, Eastern, and Homeopathic methodologies.She received her undergraduate education from Northwestern University as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), an accelerated six year medical program. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After receiving her MD she completed her internship at USC in internal medicine.She then did her residency at the University of Chicago. This was followed by a two year surgical fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and Anterior Segment Surgery at Louisiana State University. At LSU she participated in laboratory and clinical research. She was part of the FDA Excimer Laser team for the Phase IIB trials. She has worked for 25 years in private practice offices in San Leandro, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Chicago, New Orleans and at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation collaborating with Stanford faculty.Dr. Lehman reaches a diagnosis through symptom analysis, physical findings, and conventional and speciality lab results. She utilizes research from the most advanced technologies and practices available, while weighing her years of real patient experience.The goals of her practice are to remove pathogens, increase nutritional and metabolic balance, boost organ health, raise immunity, and maintain optimal, integral health post-treatment.
Executive Board Member:
Honors Program in Medical Education
Northwestern University, B.S.
Northwestern University Medical School, M.D.
Los Angeles County Hospital
University of Southern California
University of Chicago/Michael Reese Hospital
Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Louisiana State University
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology
California, Illinois, Louisiana
Refractive Surgery Research Group, LSU Eye Center
Excimer Laser Course Instructor, LSU Eye Center
Fluency in Spanish
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People Magazine, April 2015
“”When a tick bites you, it has an anesthetic in its saliva that actually numbs the surface of your skin so you don’t feel the bite, and that’s why people don’t know that a tick is latched onto them and is biting them,” says Dr. Erica Lehman, a tick-borne disease specialist.
“If bitten, early symptoms include headaches, nausea, numbness, muscle aches, extreme fatigue and Bell’s palsy,” Lehman says of the manifestations on the more minor side of the spectrum. Severe symptoms include dementia and arthritis. It can affect people physically, cognitively and psychologically.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 25,000 Americans were diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013, but Lehman says this number is “significantly underestimated” due to factors such as imperfect testing and symptoms that mimic those of Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and lupus.”
“Dr. Erica Lehman, a California-based physician and tick-borne disease specialist says that as Lyme goes untreated, there are a host of frightening and debilitating symptoms reported by patients, including “swollen glands, light sensitivity, sound and smell sensitivity, heart palpitations, muscle and joint stiffness, psychological manifestations such as depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal ideations, twitching of muscles, Bell’s palsy, brain fog, forgetfulness, poor short term memory disorientation, word finding problems, tremors, seizures, blurry vision, vertigo, tingling, numbness, stabbing sensations, chronic cough, sweats, weight loss, weight gain, hormone imbalances, poor digestion, changes in bowel habits, chronic yeast infections, and poor immune function.””