About us

Our Mission

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 501(c)3 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. BHC is led by Dr. Lucinda Bateman and Suzanne D. Vernon, Ph.D., who bring more than 40 years of combined experience and leadership to treating patients and advancing research in the areas of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.


Dr. Bateman takes the time to visit with a patient
Spending significant time with every patient
Friendly care delivered with compassion
Dr. Bateman often brings in a friendly helper

Our Values


Through the Bateman Horne Center (BHC), Drs. Bateman and Vernon, together with their leadership team, seek to empower patients and their loved ones with compassion, commitment and innovation.

BHC emphasizes patient engagement and education, resulting in practical solutions accessible to all regardless of demographic and/or socioeconomic background.

Health care teams that are knowledgeable, empathetic, committed to professional and personal advancement, and trained as good listeners and teachers.

Research that is based in science, cutting-edge knowledge, creativity and ingenuity.

Clinic practices that promote safety, technology, 360-degree communication and training opportunities.




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