New Atmosphere, New Vision: Gibson and Whittemore Kick Off Invest in ME Conference 2016
Mark Berry reports on Dr. Gibson's introduction and Dr. Whittemore's keynote speech, at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.
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International online consultation?

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by necessary8, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. necessary8

    necessary8

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    I live in Poland, where 99% of doctors never heard of ME/CFS and the 1% are CBT/GET proponents. I'm bedridden so travel is out of the question. Is there any ME/CFS-friendly doctor that would do online consultations internationally?
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    This is a tough one as most countries don't allow docs to prescribe without seeing the patient in person. Quite a few docs will do followup consultations through Skype or phone though. Sorry for your situation--I hope you find a doctor who could come to your home.
     
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    I could do just fine without prescriptions (find a doctor in Poland who would write them, or obtain the drugs some other ways), the thing I want the most is an official diagnosis. My case screams classic ME/CFS all over, but no-one here in Poland diagnoses that. I mean, I could do without the official diagnosis also, but my parents need to hear it from a doctor to believe it. And I also need a diagnosis to be able to apply for disability benefits, to be able to keep my health insurance and to not be mistreated if I end up in a hospital (last time I did, they made me crash pretty bad). In other words, it's pretty dangerous for me to not have an official diagnosis.
    And also, I could use some medical advice in planning my treatment.
    Is that even an option internationally? I can't imagine a doctor who would fly to another country to see a patient. Or did you mean that you hope I find a Polish doctor who knows ME/CFS? Cause that seems kinda hopeless...
     
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    Dr Marty Ross, who is a Lyme Dr does Skype consults and makes suggestions without prescribing. Have you have a Borrelia infection ruled out? Not sure if this is helpful at all - I cant think of an ME specialist who could do this.
     

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