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Specialists Who Treat ME

Bateman Horne Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Lucinda Bateman, M.D., Founder and Medical Director 

24 South 1100 East, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 

(801) 359-7400

John Chia, MD,  

An infectious disease specialist that studies the role of enteroviral infections in ME. 

23560 Crenshaw Blvd. #101 

Torrance, CA 90505
Tel (310) 784-5880 

Hunter Hopkins Center

Charles Lapp, M.D. Founder and Director Emeritus of Hunter-Hopkins Center, Physician

Vincent Hillman, M.D., Director, Physician

Dr. Laura Black, Staff Physician

7421 Carmel Executive Park Dr 

Charlotte, NC 28226

 (704) 543-9692

Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Nancy Klimas, M.D., Director

Irma Rey, M.D., Director of Medical Education

Maria Vera, M.D. 

Violetta Renesca, A.R.N.P.

Irina Rozenfeld, A.R.N.P.

Ft. Lauderdale/Davie Location
3440 South University Drive
Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33328
(954) 262-2850

Kendall location
8501 SW 124th Ave,
Miami, Fl 33183
(305 )595-4300

John Hopkins Pediatrics

Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic 

Peter Rowe, M.D., Director 

Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, General Pediatrics, Orthostatic Intolerance, Pediatrics, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

David Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe St., Room 2077
Baltimore, MD  21287
(410) 955-9229

Simmaron Research

Daniel Peterson, MD

Was at the epicenter of an out break of ME/CFS in Incline Village, NV during the mid 1980's. He has since been a leading expert in treating patients and conducting research. 

926 Incline Way #250

Incline Village, NV 89451

 (775) 832-4886

Stanford Medicine ME/CFS Initiative

Jose Montoya, M.D., Director of the ME/CFS Initiative at Stanford University

2nd Floor of Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304. 

Phone: (650) 736-5200.


Canadian Consensus Criteria

The Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC)

was poduced in 2003. It gives provides a comprehensive picture of the disease, and is preferred by many doctors and patients. The CCC concludes that postexertional malaise and cognitive problems are hallmark symptoms of ME. The CCC was superseded by the publication of the International Consensus Criteria in 2011.

International Association for CFS/ME

The IACFSME Primer was written in 2012 and updated in 2014. 

  • A summary of the pathophysiological effects of ME/CFS 
  • A user-friendly diagnostic worksheet utilizing the Canadian Consensus Criteria
  • Straightforward treatment suggestions covering an array of ME/CFS symptoms
  • Emphasis on post-exertional malaise and activity management
  • Sections on special populations/ problems (e.g. severely affected, pediatric ME/CFS, pregnancy)

ME International Consensus Criteria Primer

The International Consensus Criteria Primer ME-ICC  for Physicians. 

An International Consensus Panel, consisting of clinicians, research investigators, teaching faculty, and an independent educator, represent diverse backgrounds, medical specialities and geographical regions. Collectively, the members of the panel have:

  • Diagnosed and/or treated more than 50 000 patients who have ME;
  • More than 500 years of clinical experience;
  • Approximately 500 years of teaching experience;
  • Authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, as well as written chapters and medical books; and
  • Several members have co-authored previous criteria.

Panel members contributed their extensive knowledge and experience to the development of the International Consensus Criteria and this Primer. In addition, an International Symptom Scale will be developed to complement the criteria and promote clearer identification of patients for research studies.


PrimerConsensus: The authors, representing twelve countries, reached 100% consensus through a Delphi-type process.

Pediatric Primer

The Pediatric Primer for ME/CFS

was written by an international group of  experts on ME/CFS in the young population. It includes symptoms, presentation, prognosis, diagnosis, pathophysiology, etiology as well as worksheets, There's a section on how to work with schools to get your child accommodations, and a sample physicians letter to schools written by, Faith Newton, ED. D.