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Illinois, USA ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Good Doctor List

(Last Revision: November 9, 2010)

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This document represents, primarily, a listing of doctors as recommended by and for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia patients; sorted by country, state/province/region, and city. Any physicians who has asked to be included because of their personal experience with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia patients are clearly identified as being "Self-Referred".

DISCLAIMER: The "ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Good Doctor List" is provided as a convenience to ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia patients. Co-Cure has not verified any of the information submitted for the purpose of inclusion on this list and provided herein as to accuracy nor professional standings. As always, patients should check with local/regional agencies that monitor physicians prior to engaging services/treatment.

NOTE: This list is not to be reproduced in part or whole with the intention of use for profit.


Chicago, IL
Dr. Alan F. Bain, D.O., Director
Internal Medicine, Bio-Energetic Therapy
The Center for Integrated Health Care
111 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1005
Chicago IL 60602
Tel: (312) 236-7010       Fax: (312) 236-7190
Web site: www.cihci.net
E-mail: wellness@cihci.net

Chiropractical Solutions
Dr. Jeremy Weisz
1148 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: 773-598-5851
Website: www.drweisz.com/
E-mail: drweisz@drweisz.com
(FMS. "We take a natural approach to patient care."
"Dr. Weisz is the most caring doctor I ever had.")

David Edelberg, MD
WholeHealth Chicago
2522 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (773) 296-6700
Web site: www.wholehealthchicago.com/home.htm
("He's a kind, attentive and well-informed physician. Even after several years of treating my symptoms, he continues to actively listen to me describe them and discusses other treatments even if only a small improvement is possible.")

Dr. D. Michael Kaye
5701 North Ashland
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: 773-334-0575
(If it weren't for [this] supportive, symathetic neurologist I'd be a 25 year old with a masters degree on disability and unable to move without pain. As it is, my pain is controlled enough that I work full-time and live at least a semi-normal life.)

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chronic Pain Clinic
Dr. Joanne Smith, M.D.
Dr. Norman Harden, M.D.
Dr. Michelle Mullner, M.D.
Dr. Patricia Cole, Ph.D.
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 908-6900
(FMS) ("The Rehabilitation Institute is an amazing resource because it offers a wide variety of resources, including psychological service (helps with anxiety and depression), occupational therapy (shows you how to do daily living activity less painfully), physical therapy, biofeedback (relaxation/natural pain decrease techniques), and solid medical care. They also will work with your particular health insurance plan to maximize benefits -- or even help you if you don't have coverage at all. They helped me get my life back!"

"Anyone seeking diagnosis or treatment of Fibromyalgia in the Chicago, Illinois area should check into the Chronic Pain Clinic of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. There are numerous physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors) who specialize in treating Fibromyalgia. ")

Crystal Lake, IL
Dr. Oberg
31 North Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Tel: (815) 455-1990
(Allergy and Environmental Medicine)

Elk Grove Village, IL
Patrick B. Massey MD, PhD
Medical Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network

President, ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Program

1544 Nerge Rd.
Elk Grove Village IL 60007 USA
Tel: (847) 923-0046
Web site: www.alt-med.org
E-mail: alt-med@msn.com
(Note: Dr. Massey is self-referred to the list.)

LaGrange Park, IL
Tony Lu, M.D., F.A.A.M.A.
Loyola Family Health Center at LaGrange Park
321 N. LaGrange Road
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
Tel: (708) 485-1020
Fax: (708) 485-1173
Online Appointments
("Dr. Lu is an internist and an expert accupuncturist.")

Moline, IL
Dr Michael F Miniter, M.D.
500 Valley View Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
(309) 762-3621 Ext. 417
(Has been very helpful with my fibromyalgia. He LISTENS to his patients.)

Park Ridge, IL
Keith Berndtson, MD
Park Ridge MultiMed
15 N. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Tel: (847) 232-9800
Fax: (847) 232-9810
E-mail: info@parkridgemd.com
(From Dr. Berndtson: "Early in my 20 year career as a generalist, I would cross the hall the avoid CFIDS and fibro patients. Now that I have the experience and the time to use an integrative clinical mindset, I actually look forward to helping them."

From a patient: "I have been his patient for the past 10 years. I believe that he represents the best that medicine has to offer. He is competent, well-informed, professional, compassionate, personable, and empathetic about the difficulties both physicians and patients face in today’s health-care system. I have absolute confidence in him as a medical doctor and as an integrative care specialist who can call on the strengths of alternative therapies to maximize benefits to the patient. I can recommend him without reservation.")

Peoria, IL
Dr. Joseph 'Joe' Couri and Dr. Vaughn Hannah (Both are rheumatologists)
120 N. E. Glen Oak Drive
Peoria, IL. 61602
Tel: (309) 671-8270
Fax: (309) 672-3171
(Dr. Joe is from a huge family ( 5 are Doctors) in East Peoria, IL., and he is currently Chapter president of the Arthritis Foundation.)

Schaumburg, IL
Carey Dachman, M.D.
455 S. Roselle Road, Suite 104
Schaumburg, IL
Tel: 847-352-5511
Web site: www.painhelp.com

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