LiceDoctors uses the protocol developed by Dr. Stephen Beck, the company's medical director nearly 20 years ago. Dr. Beck exhaustively researched the life cycle of lice to pioneer and all-natural approach that would work to kill the bugs. At this point in time, there were very few non-chemical options, and his treatment plan has endured and become the gold standard of lice treament.
The treatment protocol involves applying oil to suffocate the bugs. Next LiceDoctors trained technicians conduct a comprehensive combing strategy known as the Compass Technique. The hair is combed and metculously checked from all directrions. In the finall phase of treatment, the technician educates families on how to identify lice and nits and how to prevent re-infestations. Each famiiy is given an easy-to-use follow-up plan to ensure that the lice will not recur. Famiies are shown how to use a lice should they ever be faced with this problem again at some point in the distant future.
LiceDoctors will be happy to attend a PTA meeting or conduct a seminar for school nurses at no charge. Topics include how to identify nits and lice, suggestions on how to prevent infestation, and tips on how to properly treat head lice. Also included is a section on lice myths, of which many abound.
In Columbus, LiceDoctors can be contacted at 614-929-2385 or online at www.licedoctors.com. In Ohio, LiceDoctors also makes house calls to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo, all of which can be reached at 800-224-2537. Hours are by appointment only, and they are open 7 days a week with evening appointments available. They accept all major credit cards and have an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau.