An anthropologist’s view of Lyme disease and suicide

| |

It’s been almost a year since I tried to kill myself.

As a doctoral student living in the leafy suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts, in 2015, I chanced upon a tick—a tiny vampire the size of a poppy seed—that changed my life forever and nearly brought it to an end.

After being bitten by the tick, I was plagued with full-body joint pain, muscle twitching, night-time seizures, cardiac abnormalities, depression, fatigue, and other neurological disturbances. Early on, this confluence of symptoms confounded doctors.

Read more …


Future Patient/Future Doctor – Larry Smarr, PhD & Michael Kurisu, DO



Leave a Comment

About Us

Precision Healthcare Ecosystem (PHE) is a CA 501c3 nonprofit corporation, created with the vision that "The doctor of the future is oneself.” Its inaugural program, Project Apollo, utilizes a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and integrative care model to educate, enable and empower participants to lead a personalized health journey.

Learn more…

Get In Touch

Thanks for your interest in our programs!

3911 Cleveland Ave, Ste 34193

San Diego, CA 92163

(619) 417-7200