(For those of you unfamiliar with U.S. slang, to "drop a dime" means to report someone for bad behavior, i.e. report them to the police. For many years U.S. pay phones cost a dime.) This is a question mainly intended for those who are members of under-one-roof style HMOs, like Kaiser Permanente just to give a completely random example... In this type of organization the doctors are paid a straight salary and are, theoretically, accountable to the larger organization as that organization is their employer. Have you ever lodged a complaint with an HMO against a doctor or other medical person in their employ because of inappropriate treatment for CFS (or lack of treatment)? Say, for example, you are refused treatment by a doctor because they don't believe CFS is a real illness, or because they don't believe there are any treatments available, or because they just don't want to be bothered with you and your weird illness. I would be very interested to know if anyone has done this and if so, what were the results.