Evaluation and treatment of patients with new onset Lyme, or ongoing symptoms of Borreliosis (Chronic Lyme disease) and other Tick-borne infections; PANDAS and PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection, or and other infectious causes of Autoimmune Encephalopathy).
Adult Outpatient Mental Health treatment, Integrative Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric complications of Chronic diseases.
Patients with a recent tick bite or a Bull's eyerash may be scheduled on same day whenever possible, or within two business days.
Dr. Makous carefully evaluates and treats patients with suspected or known tick-borne diseases, as well as patients struggling with the neurological and psychiatric complications of chronic diseases. In addition, she offers treatment to patients with anxiety, depression, OCD, and insomnia. She provides attentive, individualized medical, psychological, and psychiatric care that enables her patients rehabilitate, heal, and resume their lives.
Dr. Marina Makous completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases and Neuropsychiatry at the Neuroinflammatory Diseases Center at Columbia University, followed by anAssistant Professorship in Family Medicine/Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University's Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center. InFebruary of 2017, she relocated to the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA to focus on her private practice. She is Board-Certified in Family Medicine.
Publications and Teaching Experience/Conference Presentations/Patient Advocacy::
- "Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridge the Great Divide", by Brian Fallon, MD and Jennifer Sotsky, Carl Brenner, and Marina Makous, MD, Columbia University Press (December, 2017, available on Amazon.com, or directly from Columbia University Press.)
- “Somatic Symptom Disorders and Illness Anxiety in Integrated Care Settings”, Landa, A., Makous, M., Fallon, B.A. (2016). In Feinstein, R., et al, Psychiatry, Primary Care, and Medical Specialties: Pathways for Integrated Care. Oxford University Press, released April, 2017.
2014-2017: Lectures to the Family Medicine Residents, Columbia University Family and Community Medicine: Neurological Exam and Interpretation Workshop (2/2015) Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Lecture and Case Presentation (5/2015) Tick-Borne Diseases: Diagnostic Conundrum (3/2016) Assisted in Precepting Family Medicine Residents 2013-2017: Weekly presentations at the Columbia Lyme Center: Tick-Borne Infections and Neuropsychiatry Seminars, various topics May, 2014: Columbia University and Lyme Disease Association Conference, Providence, RI: Presenter, “Treatment-Resistant Depression, suicidality, and Lyme Disease: a Case Report”
Oct, 2014: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Association Annual Conference, DC: Breakout session presentation: “Klein-Levin Syndrome following Tick bite”
Sept, 2014: Presentation to the Massachusetts General Hospital Lyme Support group, Cambridge, MA: "Research Updates from Columbia University”
April, 2015: International Lyme and Associated Diseases Conference, Drexel School of Medicine: Poster session presenter: “Lyme Disease Retreatment Study: 10-year Follow Up”
Nov., 2015: Panelist in the Panel Discussion about the state of Lyme disease in PA, held by State Senator Andy Dinniman and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. R. Levine.
May, 2016: "Neuro-psychiatric Lyme Disease" Topic Leader, Patient Education Conference, Lancaster, PA
Oct., 2016: Information Session on the State of Lyme Disease in PA, with Senator A. Dinniman
Nov., 2016: ILADS Conference, Philadelphia: "Lyme Disease and Cognitive Dysfuntion" Case, Presenter
Feb, 2017: Chester County Medicine Magazine: Diagnostic Challenges in Lyme Disease
May, 2017: Chester County Medicine Magazine: Lyme Disease: What Patients and Clinicians Need to Know
May, 2018: Editor, DARE 2B TICK AWARE Information Brochure, PA Lyme
June, 2018: NBC Interview/News Article: Ongoing: PA Lyme Advisory Council Board, Member, Organising Committee for the PA Lyme/ILADS 2020 Conference presenter