Watch as our patients and medical experts talk about the importance of awareness when it comes to the prevention of Lyme disease. Conventional wisdom says that Lyme disease is only prevalent in the northeastern part of the United States. As our Lyme literate M.D. and numerous patients explain, there have been documented cases of Lyme disease in all 50 states. We need to learn how to protect ourselves when we are in areas that ticks commonly thrive, and we need to use insect repellent and wear light clothing to help prevent the chances of being bitten by a tick.