Who's Who in the CFS/ME Community: Dr. Lucinda Bateman
Lucinda Bateman is an internist specializing in the treatment of
CFS/ME. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Bateman interned at the University of Utah for Internal Medicine
and became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in
1991. Until 2000, when she opened her Fatigue Consultation Clinic,
she practiced as a general internist.
Bateman's interest in CFS/ME began when she moved back to Utah in
1987 to begin her residency. Her older sister, Shauna Bateman Horne,
had become chronically ill with a mysterious malady. The doctors were
unable to diagnose her and came to the conclusion that she was
suffering from depression. Their treatment recommendation was that
she “take a night class.” Dr. Bateman suspected there was more
going on and began investigating fibromyalgia and CFS/ME as possible
causes of her sister's illness. In 2000, Shauna was diagnosed with
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and died from complications of a stem cell
transplant in May of 2001.
Bateman has served on the boards of the International Association of
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS/ME) and the CFIDS Association of
America. Dr. Bateman is also the co-founder and a board member of
OFFER (the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and
Research). Since opening her Fatigue Consultation Clinic in 2000, Dr.
Bateman has evaluated more than 1000 patients.
Treatment Tips” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWUz-yijDlo This
presentation was made for health care providers during the OFFER 2007
Conference. Dr. Bateman is a clear speaker, and makes several
interesting points regarding diagnosis and treatment in this