Who's Who in the cfs/me community: Dr. Lucinda bateman
Posted Nov 20 2012 9:42am
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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. Dr. 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.