Dr. Nancy O'Hara



Meet The Speaker

Dr. Nancy O’Hara is a board certified Pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, Dr. O’Hara taught children with autism. She graduated with highest honors from Bryn Mawr College and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. After residency, chief residency and general pediatric fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. O’ Hara entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. Since 1999 she has dedicated her functional medicine practice to the integrative and holistic care of children with chronic illness and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, OCD, Lyme and ASD. She is also a leader in the training of clinicians, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. O’Hara is completing a guidebook, “Demystifying PANS / PANDAS: A Functional Medicine Desktop Reference on Basal Ganglia Encephalitis”.


Lowdown on Lyme: An Alternative Diagnosis in the Work-Up of PANS/PANDAS? Dr. Nancy Hofreuter O’Hara will discuss the signs, symptoms, assessment and treatment of Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia and other Co-infections and the connection between PANS/PANDAS and Lyme. She will discuss the effects of Lyme on mood, cognition, and behavior as well as its appropriate assessment as it relates to PANS, PANDAS, CIRS and Basal Ganglia Encephalitis. Finally, she will discuss effective allopathic and functional medicine approaches to treatment.

Take a peak at some of Dr. Nancy O'Hara's work that will be covered at the LymeBytes Symposium.

2023 Schedule

Key Learnings

  • The participant will be able to understand the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections in relation to PANS and PANDAS.
  • The participant will be able to differentiate causes and pathophysiology of anxiety, OCD and tics, as it relates to autoimmune encephalitis and Lyme Disease.
  • The participant will be able to define the triad of treatments for PANS and PANDAS as well as Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia and other Co-infections.

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