I wanted to let everyone know that I got an appt with Dr. Kaufman at the Open Medicine Institute in Mountainview for mid-July!!! I reached his office easily and expected at least a six month wait but got an appt for two weeks away! They are very reasonably priced for a CFS specialist and will bill my insurance for all the lab work. My husband will drive us the weekend before the appt so we are not rushed and it works out perfectly b/c he has business meetings in the same general area (but not on the day of my appt so he can be with me for the whole thing.) I cannot thank everyone on the board enough for helping me to find this doctor and clinic and I never would have found them on my own. Several of you have PM'd me and I will be responding to everyone as soon as I can. I hope it is okay to publicly thank people (if not, please delete by moderator) but I want to especially thank @NK17, @Sushi, and @Ruthie24 for all of the detailed info. If I forgot anyone (due to brain fog) please forgive me. This board has been a God-send to me and after attempting to reach four different CFS specialists for appts, I know that this is the one that is meant to be. I am confident that they can run all the bloodwork and tests that I need (viruses, immune system, etc) and know how to interpret them in ways that my local doctors cannot. After the appt, I will give the board a full report of my experience!