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Scheduling with Dr. Peterson

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by Gray Lady, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Gray Lady

    Gray Lady

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    Dear Friends,

    I am very interested in scheduling with Dr. Peterson. However, I had heard he does not support patients applying for disability and it is impossible to get your medical records from him. Does anybody know if this is true or not? I would love to see him but am apprehensive since I do need financial support from the government to live.
    Advice is appreciated. :)
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    It is also not easy to "schedule" an appointment with him. Of the many who ask for appointments, he hand picks a few.

    Best,
    Sushi
  3. Tristen

    Tristen Senior Member

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    And this is becoming more true what with his increasing involvement in research and speaking venues. He sets aside Tuesdays for his me/cfs patients, and even so follows over 1000 of us.

    True that he hand picks his patients, those he believes to have real me/cfs. It takes quite some time to get into him. Took me 2 years, and that was 7 years ago. Nit sure what it would be like now. I vaguely remember that back then his policy on writing reports for disability applications was that he would do so for an extra cost. I don't know where he is at with that now, but I highly doubt he does it at all....just far too busy. But patients do have a legal right to records. Not sure why that part would be a problem. I was already on disability when I got to him, so my comments are as an observer only.

    I would suggest contacting Carol in nursing regarding acceptance of new patients, and medical records on the other questions.
    Gray Lady and SOC like this.

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