Empowering Patients, Advancing Research, and Improving Clinical Care for all those impacted by ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia
Formerly the Fatigue Consultation Clinic (FCC) and the Organization for Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Education & Research (OFFER),
the Bateman Horne Center of Excellence (BHC) was formed in 2015 as a nonprofit organization.
We envision a world where patients with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia are readily diagnosed, effectively treated, and widely met with empathy and understanding.
The Bateman Horne Center of Excellence is leading the way in the medical advancement and treatment of and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia—more than those with MS, lupus or many forms of cancer—yet only $15 million in combined federal dollars across all agencies is dedicated to researching these diseases. The result is a wide research and medical literature gap that has left no standard diagnostic tests and has fueled misunderstanding and disinformation among the medical community. Widespread lack of medical knowledge means that only a fraction of sufferers are diagnosed and their diseases are exacerbated with few viable treatment options.
Bateman Horne Center is squarely targeted on bringing these diseases to the mainstream. Our powerful combination of an active and specialized medical center with an innovative research program, under one roof, allows us to most effectively focus on the discovery of biomarkers. Biomarkers will improve diagnosis and treatment, putting us on a pathway to a cure.
We conduct cutting-edge research and partner with innovative investigators to advance research on biomarker discovery, diagnosis and treatment for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. The most critical research component is patient participation and BHC is able to enroll well-qualified patients in unprecedented time, shortening the road to progress. LEARN MORE and join us.
We offer the highest level of specialized, patient-centered care backed by the latest medical science and delivered with personalized compassion. Our impact on patient care extends well beyond the clinic walls. By routinely investing our time and expertise in developing education programs for medical practitioners, we seek to expand access to quality care nationwide.