9001 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Erica Lehman, MD


About Dr. Lehman


Dr. Erica Lehman is an Integrative Physician, Tick-Borne Disease Specialist, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Cornea Specialist, and Eye Surgeon.


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 in Ophthalmology at 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 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Leandro, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Chicago, New Orleans and at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation collaborating with Stanford faculty. Her publications include chapters on Corneal Topography, Refractive Surgery, Keratitis Sicca and several Ophthalmology Journal publications.


With a holistic practice stemming from traditional Western, Eastern, and Homeopathic methodologies, Dr. Lehman’s focus lies in treating tick-borne diseases and related conditions such as infections from Bartonella, Babesia, Anaplasma, Rickettsia, parasites, mold, MARCoNS, and viruses. Additional focus includes thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue, and gastrointestinal disturbances.


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.

Justin Bieber: Seasons featuring Erica Lehman, MD

Introduction to Lyme Disease featuring Erica Lehman, MD

2019 LymeDisease.org Board of Directors featuring Erica Lehman, MD



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Honors Program in Medical Education

Northwestern University, B.S.


Medical School:

Northwestern University Medical School, M.D.


Medical Internship:

Los Angeles County Hospital

University of Southern California



Ophthalmology Residency

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."


HelloGiggles Magazine, August 2017


"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.”"

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