Australian ME/CFS Good Doctor List

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Find a doctor with membership of the Aust College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in your state here:

http://www.acnem.org/modules/mastop_publish/?tac=23

South Australia
Dr John Graham (Physician, Therapist, CFS specialist) http://artemisandco.com/johnweb/CHAPTER8.htm
Dr Allan Gale (Allergist, Immunologist) http://www.agale.com.au/CFS.htm
Dr Richard Burnet (Endocrinologist, CFS specialist) Royal Adelaide Hospital http://www.rah.sa.gov.au/news/media/downloads/ChronicFatigueSyndrome.pdf
Dr Kerry Callagham (GP, CFS specialist) (ex CFS sufferer)
Dr Ian Buttfield (Specialist in chronic illness and M.E/CFS treatment) www.nor.com.au/~nrmecfs/conference_96.htm
Dr Kathleen Maros (GP, CFS specialist) Adelaide (her son had ME) http://webspace.webring.com/people/fc/cfsdays/maros.htm
Julie Peacock (Physiotherapist) Marion (she's given talks at the SA ME/CFS society) 858 Marion Rd, Marion SA 5043 (08) 8296 7594

Western Australia
Blake Graham (Nutritionist) http://nutritional-healing.com.au/content/condition.php?category=physical&condition=CFS/FMS

Queensland
Dr Garry Deed GP Specialises CFS, autism, Gives IV/IM Supplements, Brisbane, Cooparoo Ph 07 3421 7488 http://www.mecfscanberra.org.au/aus_info/bioscreen/biotests.htm
Dr Neville Blomely (Mt Gravatt and Indooropilly)
Dr Ruth Cilento GP (Bracken Ridge) Interest in CFS Ph: 07 3269 4131
Dr Scott Phipps GP (Buddina) Interest in CFS Ph: 07 5444 1522
Veronica Griffin, Nutritionist, Interest in CFS/MCS, gives IV/IM Supplements, heavy metal detox Ph: 07 4095 2722 http://www.nutri-concepts.com.au/veronica.htm
Dr Catherine Bartholomew GP, Interest in CFS/FMS, gives IV/IM Supplements Ph: 07 3262 5227 Clayfield
Dr Pat Brady GP, Interest in CFS/FMS/IBS food intollerances, heavy metal problems Gives IV/IM vitamins/minerals Does Chelation Therapy Ph: 07 3421 7488 Coorparoo
Dr Valerie Cole GP, Interest in CFS/FMS, IV/IM Supplements, Chelation Ph: 07 5562 5333 Robina http://www.naturalvibranthealth.com/testimonails.php

http://www.acnem.org/modules/mastop_publish/?tac=32 List of GPs who are members of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

New South Wales
Dr Mark Donohoe Nutritional and Environmental Expert, CFS/MCS specialist, Sydney http://web.me.com/doctormark/DoctorMark/Welcome.html. His CFS page is
http://homepage.mac.com/doctormark/Medical/CFS.html
Dr Ludka Berkowski GP, Holistic/complementary/alternative Suite 6A/77 Albert Ave. Chatswood, 02 9410 0764, 02 9410 1590, ludkaberkowski@yahoo.com.au.
(It appears that Dr Berkowski is no longer practicing).

Victoria
Dr Nicole Phillips Psychiatrist in private practice, Melbourne. Women's mental health issues, and also CFS http://www.treatcfs.com/drphillipsbio.html.
Dr Donald Lewis GP CFS specialist in Melbourne http://www.cfsdiscovery.com.au/
 
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Tania's Notes from the first Good Doctor page:

Dr Mark Donohoe (what state is he in?) http://web.me.com/doctormark/DoctorMark/Welcome.html Donohoes CFS page is at http://homepage.mac.com/doctormark/Medical/CFS.html

throwing the following from the Aussie thread here to be put up later (need food!!!) so i can find the info easy again.

Found a Dr here on the Gold Coast David Patterson.....now a naturopath after 35 yrs of doing drug type medicine. He has been doing the Methylation protocol....no Medicare but only $50 a visit......dont have to see him, as he does Ph consults and writes you a very big report with results of Metametrix US tests, emails them to you.......not out for money in any way. I was going great guns with him till I took a drug and stuffed my liver. My friend is just fantastic. Another is just out of bed after yrs. Does the b12 thing plus its co factors. When I went he said why did it take me so long to find him. He has cancer but still treating while doing his own therapy.....chemo. Paradise Pt 07 55 775690 He makes his own compounds up....my friend was deficient in 33 nutrietnts, but me about 7. The urine test alone telld him most of what he wants to know, but I did all 3 and am glad. Everyone who goes is impressed with him ...... has been treating Autism/ CFS for 15 yrs....knows all about the gut too.
 

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Seeing heapsreal linked this to something he posted, I guess we should update this.

South Australia
Dr John Graham (Physician, Therapist, CFS specialist) http://artemisandco.com/johnweb/CHAPTER8.htm
Dr Allan Gale (Allergist, Immunologist) http://www.agale.com.au/CFS.htm
Dr Richard Burnet (Endocrinologist, CFS specialist) Royal Adelaide Hospital http://www.rah.sa.gov.au/news/media/downloads/ChronicFatigueSyndrome.pdf
Dr Kerry Callagham (GP, CFS specialist) (ex CFS sufferer)
Dr Ian Buttfield (Specialist in chronic illness and M.E/CFS treatment) www.nor.com.au/~nrmecfs/conference_96.htm
Dr Kathleen Maros (GP, CFS specialist) Adelaide (her son had ME) http://webspace.webring.com/people/fc/cfsdays/maros.htm
Julie Peacock (Physiotherapist) Marion (she's given talks at the SA ME/CFS society) 858 Marion Rd, Marion SA 5043 (08) 8296 7594
Wow, only 4 years ago and half of those are gone. Ive lost so many specialists since then!!

Dr John Graham no longer practises. Retired (he had stroke)
Dr Ian Buttfield no longer practices. Retired as a dr (I think he's thou working with the hospitals on MCS eduction)
Dr Kerry Callagham no longer practices. (Died if my memory serves me right)

Dr Richard Burnet no longer in Adelaide and is out bush.. Pt Augusta or Whyalla way last I heard (for all I know, he may be retired now too).

Dr Allen Gale, he's an allergist who has some ME/CFS patients so good for anyone to see who has food related issues. He's still practicing but for how much longer who knows, he's really aging and wasnt in a good way when I saw him last recently.
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New ones to go on that list

There is an older doctor ME/CFS doctor at the Queen Elizabeth hospital currently heading a research study). He's thou a rhematologist. Dr Richard Kwitek? (sorry cant remember last name but something like that). He's originally from one of the other Aussie states so more up with things then other of the other doctors I'd previously seen but he's main speciality I think may be FM. No idea if he's consulting while he's heading up the ME/CFS research study?

Dr David Mitchell at Waterful Gully wasnt on the original list. He's great for finding new things from tests but has a tough attitude and is expensive but I do recommend him for testing. (He also specialises in MTHFR if you have that mutation).

We do have a very nice lyme specialist in SA who may be suitable for ME/CFS patients, Dr Belinda Coyte.
 
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Not sure if any of these for SA are practising now? Trying to find a decent GP is like a needle in a haystack
No, all the doctors on the SA list have retired, passed away or moved I'm afraid. I'm also struggling to find a good GP in Adelaide.

There is a small SA ME/CFS group on Facebook if you use that but I can't say I've received many good doctor suggestions there either: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773242602707006

I'm happy to compare notes with you if you like.
 
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There are a few Australian doctors on the world map of ME/CFS doctors I compiled, although very few are in the dark blue "famous" category, they are all in the light blue "local" doctors category ("famous"means they are world renowned, or have considerable ME/CFS research expertise).

I hope these doctors plotted on the map are still practicing.

If anyone knows any other Australian doctors that are worth adding, please let me know. For this map, I am usually more interested in ME/CFS doctors that offer some sort of treatment, rather than those who will just diagnose ME/CFS and then do nothing more.
 

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I hope these doctors plotted on the map are still practicing.
Dr Oldmeadow in Melbourne only prescribes stimulants and GET. Last I heard, he's not taking new patients anyway given that he's restricted from prescribing stimulants and near retirement.

Dr Schloeffel in Sydney I believe is no longer seeing ME/CFS patients after being hounded by authorities for investigating Borrelia. He's also working on research at MacQuarie Uni.
 

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Dr Schloeffel in Sydney I believe is no longer seeing ME/CFS patients after being hounded by authorities for investigating Borrelia. He's also working on research at MacQuarie Uni.
Thanks, I will remove Dr Schloeffel then.
 

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Dr Oldmeadow in Melbourne only prescribes stimulants and GET. Last I heard, he's not taking new patients anyway given that he's restricted from prescribing stimulants and near retirement.

Dr Schloeffel in Sydney I believe is no longer seeing ME/CFS patients after being hounded by authorities for investigating Borrelia. He's also working on research at MacQuarie Uni.
Dr Deed in Brisbane i believe was hassled by higher authorities and now is just offering the same things as any gp. Plus all blood work is not bulk billed so it adds up to see him as he doesnt bulk bill his appointments or blood work.
Its a shame these drs are harrassed out of treating cfs pts, leaving us to fending for ourselves. 😢
 
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No, all the doctors on the SA list have retired, passed away or moved I'm afraid. I'm also struggling to find a good GP in Adelaide.

There is a small SA ME/CFS group on Facebook if you use that but I can't say I've received many good doctor suggestions there either: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773242602707006

I'm happy to compare notes with you if you like.
Hi,

I am in that group too, Ive also tried emailing the society but not much luck.