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Notable ME/CFS, FMS, OI/POTS, Long Cove Centers/Programs/Practitioners Nationwide +

Bruce Patterson, MD
Ram Yogendra, MD

CHRONIC COVID Treatment Center(added Fall 2021)

Video conference medicine. No phone or address.

CHRONIC COVID Treatment Center (ME/CFS, Lyme, FMS, Vax Injury, too)

Cytokine Testing (LH Cytokine 14 panel aka Incellkine testing) & Treatment Consultations

More info:

Member comments: "Helped so much! Knowledgeable and compassionate with biomarkers! Validating. Practical, effective prescription advice for less POTS, less PEM, more health." - EB

Peter C. Rowe, MD  (410) 955-9229
  (phone number for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases; adolescents only)
Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
David Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe St. / Room 2077
Baltimore, MD 21287 Profile 
Special Interests: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Elhers-Danlos Syndrome,
Orthostatic intolerance syndromes, Gulf War illnesses, Pelvic congestion syndrome
General Information Brochure on Orthostatic Intolerance and Its Treatment (2014)
Speaker Page for Dr. Rowe
Addressed NOVA CFSupport Group 3/21/09 - See CFSupport Archives for slides, and Toni's 3/19/09 Essay on why Dr. Rowe is one of her medical hero's, for  Elly's "More Stories" on 3/20/09.

The Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine
Miami, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(305) 595-4300 & (954) 262-2850
Nancy Klimas, MD

Past President of International Association for CFS/ME:
Article: Wake-Up Call by Nancy G. Klimas, M.D. - Ms Magazine, Summer 2006

MedStar Health Fibromyalgia Evaluation and Research Center (FMeRC)
for info
call Patrice Thompson at 202-877-0890
Brian Walitt, MD MPH, Medical Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
See Speakers and Speaker Page for Dr. Walitt info.

Lucinda Bateman MD     (801) 359-7400
Fatigue Consultation Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT
Speaker June 2005: "Fatigue, fatigue or fatigue?"        
Cause and Cure Pending: Treat the "Syndrome Subsets" of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
The Exercise Conundrum in CFS IACFS Oct 2006 Newsletter

Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Program
(866) 288-0046
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Daniel J. Clauw, MD; Group Speaker Nov 1995: Latest CFS and FM Research

Fred Friedberg, PhD  (631) 632-8252
Psychologist. Stony Brook, NY. Research and Treatment. Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, EMDR.
Telephone and in-person (
Warren, CT ) counseling sessions for people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, and related illnesses. Phone or in-person consultations can be made be calling (516) 702-4213 in NY, or in Connecticut, (860) 619-8069.  In-person and phone consultations are the same fee of $100 for a 45 minute session.
Speaker April 2007: A Lifestyle Balance Program for Less Pain and More Energy
Book: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 Proven Steps to Less Pain & More Energy June 2006
Book: Do-It-Yourself Eye Movement Techniques for Emotional Healing October 2001
Research: Do Support Groups Help People with CFS and FM? A Comparison of Active and Inactive Members
March 2009 - became President of IACFS/ME
Speaker April 5, 2007 to NoVA CFS/FMS SG and Pain Connection in Bethesda, MD as part of
Spring 2007 Mind Body Medicine Series (PDF pamphlet)

Lenny Jason, PhD
DePaul University, Center for Community Research
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Team
Chicago, IL

Mark Pellegrino, MD (330) 498-9865
Ohio Rehab Center
Canton OH, other Ohio locations
Article at his website: Post Traumatic FM: A Special Type of Fibromyalgia caused by Trauma

Author of FM Up Close & Personal & several other fibro books

Treatment programs include interventional pain management, trigger point therapy, prolotherapy, physical therapy and nutritional education.
Book Excerpt on Orthostatic Intolerance:
Near Syncope - Dealing with a Common Symptom of Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

Larry Sharp, MD
(817) 246-7676
8509 Western Hills Blvd, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76108
"Dr. Sharp has had the privilege of working with Dr. Paul Cheney, who has contributed inestimably to our knowledge of this debilitating illness. Dr. Sharp is familiar with Dr. Cheney’s current treatment protocol. Dr. Sharp is currently working directly with Dr. Wm Lee Cowden, a renowned energy medicine specialist who has had great success with many chronic conditions, including CFIDS and Lyme Disease."

Kenny De Meirleir,  MD +32-2-6292222
Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Speaker Nov 2003

Red Labs USA - now VIP Dx Lab
Featured in our October 2003 Newsletter

David Bell, MD                            (Retired early 2011, available for house calls when he is traveling)
Pediatrics. Lyndonville, NY  Free e-Newsletter.

The Symptom of OI in CFS by David Bell Spr/Sum 2005 National ME/FM Network

Charles Lapp MD    (704) 543-9692    
Laura Black, MD
Family Practice, Hunter Hopkins, Charlotte NC
Symptoms Predict the Outcome of Tilt Table Testing in CFS/ME/FM

The Stepwise Approach to CFS/FM

Bruce Campbell, PhD
Inexpensive Online Self Help Courses, free articles

Patrick B. Wood, MD
Was at LSU, now in Rockville, MD. Contact him via NFA
DVD: Fibromyalgia: Show Me Where it Hurts ImmuneSupport, NFAAmazon or see
37 minutes. Won a 2007 Bronze Telly Award.
Fibromyalgia—The Sound of Distant Thunder  (PDF)
Stress and dopamine: Implications for the pathophysiology of chronic widespread pain.
"Fibromyalgia has been called a “stress-related disorder” due to the onset and exacerbation of symptoms in the context of stressful events. ... This pain-suppression system is activated by acute stress, .... However, prolonged exposure to unavoidable stress produces both reduction of dopamine output in the nucleus accumbens and development of persistent hyperalgesia. It is proposed that a stress-related reduction of dopaminergic tone within the nucleus accumbens contributes to the development of hyperalgesia in the context of chronic stress and thus plays a role in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia. A stress-related dysfunction of mesolimbic dopaminergic activity might serve as the basis for other fibromyalgia–associated phenomena as well."
Medical Hypothesis (2004) 62, 420-424
Open Trial of Pindolol in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Rich Podell, MD  (732) 565-9224

Somerset and Springfield NJ

The Cheney Clinic   (828) 274-6665
Asheville, NC
Unofficial Web Page updated 12/8/05 by Roger Burns:
CFS, Heart Problems, and a Risky Procedure: A Warning from Dr. Cheney; July 2006
Dallas-Fort Worth Cheney Page
Spoke to NOVA support group on 4/25/09. See Cheney Page.

Dan Peterson (775) 832-0989
Sierra Internal Medicine
Incline Village, NV
Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease

Alan Spanos, MD, MA
(919) 967-2927
1829 E. Franklin St., Bldg 200A
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Susan Levine MD
(212) 472-4816  889 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021
(212) 721-2681  200 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024
The CFIDS Chronicle 2005-2006: Immune System Gone Haywire?

Byron Hyde,  MD   
Nightingale Research Foundation
ME Research & Treatment. Ottawa, Canada.
Clinical & Scientific Basis of CFS/ME (1990)
Speaker May 1993

Blair P. Grubb, MD  (419) 381-3697
Department of Cardiology
, Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology
Medical College of Ohio
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH 43699
Head-upright tilt table testing: A safe and easy way to assess neurocardiogenic syncope (1998)
Neurocardiogenic Syncope: Response to Hormonal Therapy
Beautiful Essays by Dr. Grubb:
Ad Libitum: Awakening
On Being A Doctor: It Should Once Again See Light
The Calling
Love in a Heartbeat
Received the University of Maryland's Distinguished Alumnus Award and in 1996
Book: The Fainting Phenomenon Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It

Phil Fischer, MD
Mayo Clinic Bio

Julian Stewart, MD  (914) 593-8888
Center for Pediatric Hypotension
Investigates and treats adolescents and young adults with OIs including those with orthostatic tachycardia, syncope and other forms of chronic orthostatic intolerance including the chronic fatigue syndrome.
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

FM Treatment Centers of America  (closed Jan 2009)
Illinois only 

Derek Enlander, MD  (212) 794-2000
NYC and Long Island
Update on the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Center for Effective Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia Therapies
Hawaii or traveling appointments
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers   
Vienna, VA; (703) 822-5003
Others close to DC Area:
Timonium, MD; 410-560-9055
King of Prussia, PA;  opened Feb 05; (610) 337-3339
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Medical Director, June 2006.

Southeast Fibromyalgia Center  (888) 518-1061,  (770) 777-1061
Richard Dukes, MD, Medical Director
755 North Point Pkwy Suite 55
Alpharetta GA 30022

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