History of ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia
Left without basic medical understanding of these diseases, primary care physicians typically refer patients to one of the few specialty care clinics in the United States —such as Bateman Horne Center—for diagnosis and treatment.
This process unnecessarily delays and complicates care, as patients are bottlenecked into a limited number facilities that operate above capacity. Bateman Horne Center is the only ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Center of Excellence in the Intermountain West. Patients are mostly from Utah, but others come from as far as Minnesota, Oklahoma, and California as they search for answers and relief.
Those who are left on wait lists or are without the resources to navigate this system are often left disabled and homebound as ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia deteriorates nearly every system in the body impeding sleep, causing chronic pain and impairing cognitive ability. Those who do access specialty care still find limited treatments to stem disease advancement.
Only able to treat 10-20% of the people who call for an appointment, many of whom travel great distances, we seek to not only increase our capacity but engage in activities that will educate healthcare providers and ensure quality care across the US.
Formerly the Fatigue Consultation Clinic (FCC) and the Organization for Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Education & Research (OFFER), BHC been committed to the education of medical providers for more than 25 years.
Leading the way in the medical advancement and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)and Fibromyalgia
It is estimated that 6 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 is dedicated to researching both diseases. Currently, that small dollar amount for research is at risk! The result is a wide research and medical literature gap that has left no standard diagnostic tests and fueled misinformation. Bateman Horne Center takes aim at filling these gaps through integrated research, clinical care and education.
25 years of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia expertise
Dr. Lucinda Bateman founded the Fatigue Consultation Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2001
Only Fibromyalgia Center in the Intermountain West
Physicians regularly refer their fibromyalgia patients to Dr. Bateman because of her well-known expertise.