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Recommendation for ME/CFS specialist in San Francisco Bay Area

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6
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SF Bay area
Hi All,

I've had ME since 1996. I haven't seen a doctor who specializes in this illness since early 2002 when he sent me to a Psychiatrist to investigate the psychological reasons for my illness!! I was furious. I'm ready to talk to a reasonable physician again. Any recommendations?
 

IreneF

Senior Member
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1,552
Location
San Francisco
Dr. Montoya at Stanford and Dr. Kogelnik in Mountain View are both prominent cfs physicians. They will take you seriously.
 
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6
Location
SF Bay area
Thank you. I've looked into them; Dr. Montoya has a 3 to 4 year wait. Dr. Kogelnik has been described on these pages as focused on using drugs to treat infection/virus side of ME. I'm not interested in using the drugs he's using even though I fit the criteria for this treatment. Are there any other docs in the area that you'd recommend? Again, thank you for your response, Irene.
 

richvank

Senior Member
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2,732
Hi, Annette.

You might consider the doctors at Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa. They have a website.

Best regards,

Rich
 

Wayne

Senior Member
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4,268
Location
Ashland, Oregon
Hi All,

I've had ME since 1996. I haven't seen a doctor who specializes in this illness since early 2002 when he sent me to a Psychiatrist to investigate the psychological reasons for my illness!! I was furious. I'm ready to talk to a reasonable physician again. Any recommendations?


Check this link for Dr. Raj Patel
 
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24
Location
San Rafael, CA
Hi Annette-

Dr. Michael Powell runs the Fibromyalgia Treatment Clinic in Sacramento, and he helped me fully recover. The drive is about 1 1/2hrs but you can taper off on visits when treatment starts.