Yeah it really is crazy. I guess simply a lot of doctors just don't understand parasite infections and from experience a lot even seem to think that parasite infections rarely happen in the United States what a load of garbage though lol. As far as I can tell these things don't discriminate by someone's background or country. It could be some have originated overseas but it seems like they can be anywhere really especially considering how much fish and meat is eaten, not to mention raw fish in sushi which a lot of people are into these days.
I'll send you a pm with the doctor's information as on lyme forums I've seen they usually message people doctor info so I'll do that here too as there is strange politics surrounding lyme when people want to simply get better. Also note lyme doctors usually don't take insurance but for blood work I think they do.