Samuel Shor - Lyme Advise

Dr. Shor of Internal Medicine of Northern Virginia strives to provide the highest quality medical care in a warm, nurturing, and empathetic environment. He considers his patients active participants in their healthcare and emphasizes education and self-empowerment. 

Dr. Shor is currently accepting new patients! This includes general medical as well as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme and other complex conditions.


"You transformed our entire family from one whose future looked destroyed to family that now holds future full of good health and happiness! Thank you for your intellectual brilliance, pursuit of excellence in the treatment of all aspects of Lyme disease, going light years beyond what we witnessed in countless other doctors, and the great courage to do this in the face of the issues surrounding the treatment of Lyme disease."

"Miracle worker is the term I would use to describe Dr. Shor. There is no other doctor who treats you with respect the way Dr. Shor does. You are truly a part of your own healthcare team. If this is not enough, Dr. Shor really listens and addresses all of your concerns. You never feel rushed or that your concerns are not valid. I know that without Dr. Shor I would not have gotten my life back. I have gone from someone who was so fatigued that I had become isolated because I was unable to perform even the simplest of tasks on a daily basis to someone who has begun to have a life again. Words can never express my gratitude. You are truly a rare doctor and person. You have set a standard that all doctors should aspire too. I am just grateful that I am one of your patients."

"I was 17 years old when I first saw Dr. Shor and was so sick I was unable to attend high school or even my prom. I will never forget when I first met with Dr. Shor and he promised that, while he could not cure me, he could make me feel better. That meeting was 9 years ago. It is because of Dr. Shor's diagnostic ability and perseverance that I have been well enough to go to college, study abroad, work full time, and now receive my Masters. I can honestly say that without Dr. Shor I would not have been able to do these things, travel the places I have been, or find a career that I love." 

Click on title to read full paper regarding Nanotrap technology

Click on title to read full paper regarding Nanotrap technology


Prompt antibiotic treatment of early stage Lyme borreliosis (LB) prevents progression to severe multisystem disease. There is a clinical need to improve the diagnostic specificity of early stage Lyme assays in the period prior to the mounting of a robust serology response. Using a novel analyte harvesting nanotechnology, Nanotrap particles, we evaluated urinary Borrelia Outer surface protein A (OspA) C-terminus peptide in early stage LB before and after treatment, and in patients suspected of late stage disseminated LB.


Samuel Shor, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
George Washington University Health Care Sciences

Selected four times by his peers as a Washingtonian TOP DOCTOR, Dr. Shor has also been selected by Best and Washington Consumer's Checkbook best Primary Care Physicians. As a General Internist Dr. Shor continues to provide holistic, empathic care. Attempting to take an academic approach, Dr. Shor is presently published in peer review journals in the field of chronic fatigue and Lyme disease, for which he has gained national recognition. In addition, Dr. Shor has also developed particular expertise and has become a local referral resource in the management of fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Effective September 2010, Dr. Shor was a member of Governor McDonnell's task force on Lyme disease. Since 2012 he has chaired the Loudoun County Lyme Commission. 

Internal Medicine of Northern Virginia takes an overall integrative approach, considering the microbiome, other entities such as biotoxin illness, and mast cell activation syndrome. They also provide services such as IV Vitamin C, IV Glutathione, IV Myers and hyperbaric oxygen therapy ensuring that each patient has an individualized protocol. Offering solutions for individuals sensitive to treatments or suffering from detoxification issues, additional adjunct therapies are often put into place.



HBOT creates an atmosphere conducive to healing, aiding in the recovery from a variety of illnesses and conditions

Each treatment is called a “dive”. During a treatment - oxygen, under pressure, fills the Hyperbaric chamber, increasing the oxygen concentration within a person’s body 15 to 20 times normal at the cellular level. Increased oxygen tension accelerates healing processes and aids in recovery from certain conditions and maladies. Each session usually takes from 5-10minutes to achieve depth, 60 minutes for treatment and another 5-10 minutes to return to normal pressure.

HBOT is safe, has few side effects with practically none that persist.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been clearly demonstrated to dramatically increase immune capabilities, assisting patients with problems ranging from chronic infections to complex disabilities, including pain and neurological impairment.

Dr. Samuel Shor, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine of Northern Virginia
1860 Towncenter Dr #230
Reston, VA 20190

Phone (703) 709-1119
Fax (703) 709-7496