To those of you who have succeeded in getting an appointment with Dr. Peterson in Incline Village: After reading Corrine's posting of her experiences (http://forums.phoenix-cfs.org/content.php?11-Corrines-Visit-to-Dr-Peterson-Part-I), I applied to become a patient. The papers they sent me only say that it may be months before they decide whether to see you or not. I would like to know: What has anybody's experience been that has gotten an appointment: how long before you first heard back from them after sending in your paperwork? And how long between your application and the actual appointment? I'm trying to evaluate my chances of being seen by Dr. Peterson. If it's not going to happen, then I'll have to come up with a second choice. The last CFS expert I saw was Dr. Jay Goldstein, and it's been about 10 years since he retired. I am in relapse, and emerging from the state of "why bother with physicians- no one knows enough to help, so it's a waste of time and energy" back to the wanting answers mode. (Being a physician myself, maybe I'm even more aware of the medical world's flaws than some). Anyway, I want a thorough diagnostic workup (which Goldstein didn't do, although he did well with the treatment end of things) to see exactly what is going on in my body and brain. Money is an issue, no insurance, and no steady income, so I can't just go see a variety of Drs. Thank you for your input.