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CFCCC Resource Guide


Doctors Etc.


This list includes doctors and other health care providers who have been recommended by our members, who are generally willing to listen to you about CFS, Fibro, and/or MCS and who have some experience with it.

What we know about these doctors is listed as well.


Some are traditional medical doctors, others are medical doctors who treat with alternative medicine therapies, and others provide ancillary health care or non-traditional medical care.

This list should not be considered an endorsement by the CFCCC.


American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)

American Financial Center, Suite 625

7701 E. Kellogg, Suite 625

Wichita, KS 67207-1705


fax: 316-684-5709



Contact an environmental doctor near you. 


American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Offers referrals for certified acupuncturists

website: for list of area physicians


American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)

23121 Verdugo Drive, Suite 204

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Founded 1973.

Search engine for MDs and Dos (complementary/alternative medicine).




Tom Bayne, D.C.

1332 Waukegan Rd.

Glenview, IL 60025


Chiropractor; does TBM (Total Body Modification), detox, and nutrition.

Payment expected at time of visit. Will provide forms for client to submit bill to insurance. Offers discount to CFS sufferers if they mention this Resource Directory. Makes house calls.


Cheryl Becker    
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (cm)
Body Wisdom, Inc.
409 Green Bay Road
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

For info about this healing method:


Thomas E. Benson, M.D.

Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics

Weber Medical Clinic
1200 N. East St.
Olney, IL 62450
Tel: (618) 395-5222

Accepts Medicare in certain counties. Affiliated with Richland Memorial Hospital.


Keith Berndtson, M.D.

15 North Prospect Ave.

Park Ridge, IL 60068


fax: 847-232-9810

Alternative medicine

Accepts BC/BS.


Alan Bilyeu, M.D.

620 N. Putnam

Moweaqua, IL 62550


Family Practice

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid (Moweaqua residents only), some HMOs, BC/BS. 10% discount for people with no insurance.

Decatur Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.


Kathleen Bogacz, M.D.

Fairway Bldg.

8707 Skokie Blvd.

Skokie, IL 60077



Accepts Medicare and Medicaid, some PPOs, including BC/BS. Sliding scale on as individual basis. Affiliated with Evanston Hospital.


Diane Boone, M.D.


Rockford Clinic

2300 N. Rockton Ave.

Rockford, IL 61103


Accepts Medicare and various other insurance.


Born Preventive Health Care Clinic

3700 52nd St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Ph: 616-656-3700

Fax: 616-656-3701

Accepts Medicare, no Medicaid. No sliding scale.

Metropolitan Hospital


Robert Boxer, M.D.

64 Old Orchard

Skokie, IL 60077


Allergist familiar with Environment Illnesses and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Accepts Medicare assignment. Does not accept Medicaid or any other insurance. Sliding scale offered to patients with CFS on financial basis. Makes house calls in certain cases. Affiliated with Rush North Shore Hospital.


Steven Bundra, M.D.

1921 Lake Ave., Suite B

Wilmette, IL 60091


Internal Medicine

Accepts Medicare assignment,

BC/BS PPO. No Medicaid. Affiliated with Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals.


Caring Medical and Rehab Services

Ross Hauser M.D.

715 Lake St., Suite 600

Oak Park, IL 60301


Alternative Medicine, rehabilitation clinic

Does not accept insurance of any kind. Payment at time of service.

No sliding scale


Amelia Case, D.C., Dr. Divya Sharda, D.C., Dr. Merrill Galera, M.D.

8 W. Chestnut .

Chicago, IL 60610


Chiropractor, acupuncturist, nutritionist, physical therapist, massage therapist. wheelchair accessible
Accepts Medicare assignment, Medicaid pays up front and self bills for reimbursement.  Accepts referrals from some PPO MDs; BC/BS co-payment in network.  Accepts sliding scale on individual basis.


Annabella Castillo-Juat, M.D.

3019 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Ph 773-528-8372

Fax 773-871-8358


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS.  Sliding scales to patients on individual basis.  House calls in certain cases
Affiliated with Illinois Masonic Advocate Hospital


Connie Catellani, M.D.

7830 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Skokie, IL 60076



Holistic, internal, and family medicine.

No insurance accepted. Sliding scale on individual basis.


Center for Integral Health

Joel Shepperd, M.D., and Timothy Fior, M.D. (see individual entries)

400 E. 22nd St., Suite F

Lombard, IL 60148



Homeopathy, family practice.


Chicago Women’s Health Center

3435 N. Sheffield Ave. (Link’s Hall bldg.) 2nd flr.

Chicago, IL 60657


Gynecology, counseling, alternate insemination, fertility.

Non-profit, offers sliding scale according to income.


Jack Clemis, M.D.

151 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 914

Chicago, IL 60601


Ear, Nose, and Throat

Accepts Medicare assignment, BC/BS, and some PPOs. Hospital Affiliations: Northwestern, St. Joseph, and St. Francis.


Larry Clemmons

111 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 1730

Chicago, IL 60602

312-368-0140; Reflexology; Stress Reduction

No insurance accepted. Sliding scale on individual basis.

Affiliated with Northwestern & Christ Hospitals.


Karen Cokley, L.C.S.W., Robert Cokely

Mental Health Center

348 W. Prairie Ave., #3

Decatur, IL 62522


Wheelchair accessible; Accepts Medicare; some PPOs and HMOs, BC/BS. No sliding scale.

Affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital.


Cook County Hospital (John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County)

Division of Occupational Medicine

Medical Clinic

1901 W. Harrison Ave. 1st floor

Chicago, IL 60612


Opens 8 AM, first come, first serve.

Offers sliding scale of fees. Each candidate goes through financial interview, then pays accordingly


Dr. Joseph ‘Joe’ Couri; Dr. Vaughan Hanna

Methodist Rheumatologists

120 N. E. Glen Oak, Suite 100

Peoria, IL 61603


fax: 309-672-3171


Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, PPOs, BC/BS; No HMOs. Possible help for hardship cases. Affiliated with Methodist Hospital.


Dermatology, American Academy of

Information on skin, hair and nail conditions. or toll free     888-462-DERM for free pamphlets.


Marshall Dickholtz, Jr., D.C.

Health Smart

2565 Schermer Rd.

Northbrook, IL 60062



Fax 847-967-7241

Currently accepting Medicare; no HMOs. No sliding scale.


Marshall Dickholtz, Sr., Dr. Chung

Chiropractic Health Center

3420 W. Peterson Ave.

Chicago, IL 60659


By appointment only. Chiropractor specializing

In disorders of the spine and nervous system, wheelchair accessible

Accepts Medicare; No Medicaid, HMOs. Sliding scale in hardship cases.

No hospital affiliation


Catherine Dillon, M.D.

9669 N. Kenton

Skokie, IL 60076


fax 847-763-1795


Accepts HMOs, BC/BS and PPOs. Sliding scale on individual basis.

Affiliated with: St. Francis Hospital, Rush North Shore Hospital, Lutheran General.


Eating Disorders Info packet will come

Center for Contextual Change

9239 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Ph: 847-676-4447


Mary Pat Eitzen, Psy.D.

309 Ashland Ave.

Evanston, IL 60202


Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Accepts some HMOs, BC/BS PPO, sliding scale. Reduced rates for CFS patients.


Robert Elghammer, Sr., M.D.

Danville Pediatric Center

723 N. Logan Ave.

Danville, IL 61832


Pediatrics and allergies; Chemical Sensitivities and Environmental (children only)

Accepts PPOs, Illinois Public Aid, and sliding scale on an individual basis.

Provena Medical Center.




Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful new method of doing psychotherapy. Alleviates different types of psychological distress. Most effective in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (VA recommended), but has alleviated pain and discomfort due to CFS and Fibromyalgia. Insurance issues handled according to individual basis.


P.O. Box 141925

Austin, TX 78714-0824

Ph: 512-451-5200

Toll Free in the US: 866-451-5200         

Fax: 512-451-5256




William Epperly, M.D.

Family Doctors of Dupage

245 S. Gary Ave., Suite 105

Bloomingdale, IL 60108


Accepts some PPOs and BC/BS. Sliding scale on individual basis. Discount to persons with CFS if a cash patient & no insurance. Affiliated with Central Dupage Hospital.


Erie Family Health Center

1701 W. Superior and

2750 W. North Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647-5257

312-666-3488 Superior

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, BC/BS, some PPOs and Signa HMO.

Sliding scale based on income and family size. Government funded. Affiliated with Northwestern Hosptial.


Elizabeth Erkenswick, D.C.

1609 Chicago Ave, Ste. A

Evanston, IL 60201-4504

Ph: 847-869-1313

Fax: 847-869-1717


No insurance accepted; $30 discount for seniors, other on individual basis. Makes house calls. 


Sidney Feldman, M.D.

3000 N. Halsted, #606

Chicago, IL 60657-5194



Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, PPOs, BC/BS. No HMOs. Sliding scale on individual basis. Affiliated with Illinois Masonic Hospital.


Timothy Fior, M.D.

Center for Integral Health

400 E. 22nd St., Suite F

Lombard, IL 60148



Homeopathy, family practice

Medicare, does not accept Medicaid or other insurance. Patient is billed at time of services. Sliding scale on individual basis; occasional house calls.

Affiliated with Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village.


Nancy Flynn, RN, MA

95 Olesen Dr.

Naperville, IL 60540


Holistic nurse consultant


Lisa Fortman, M.D.

911 N. Elm St., Suite 301

Hinsdale, IL 60521


General practice.

Accepts Medicare. Other insurance: only accepting new patients with HMOs at this time. 25% discount to patients without insurance and pay at time of service.

Affiliated with Hinsdale Hospital.


Michael Friedman, M.D.

Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist

3000 N. Halsted, #401

Chicago, IL 60657



30 N. Michigan, # 1107

Chicago, IL 60602

Ph 312-236-3642

Fax 312-236-5162


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs & PPOs, BC/BS. Affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic, Rush University Center, Lincoln Park Hospitals.


Richard H. Gainey M.D.

Arthritis and Rheumatism

15300 W. Ave.

Orland Park, IL 60462

Office Hours: By Appointment Only


Does not accept Medicare assignment or Medicaid. Some PPOs and BC/BS.

Paris Community Hospital, Palos Heights.


Carl R. Geipel, D.C.

125 W. Boughton Rd.

Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Holistic health care

Accepts Medicare; will bill patient's insurance.


Jerry Gore, M.D.

Center for Holistic Medicine

240 Saunders Rd.

Riverwoods/Deerfield, IL 60015


Homeopath, holistic medicine

Accepts BC/BS PPO.


Dr. Guo

Ton Shen Health

665 Pasquinelli, Unit #203

Westmont, IL 60559



2131 S. Archer, Chinatown


Cash, Check or Credit only; sliding scale on individual basis.

Chinese Herbs, Chinese Massage, acupuncture.


Pauline Harding, MD
Prairie Trail Family Medicine

3925 75th St., Ste. 105

Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 701-1050

Does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. Accepts BC/BS HMO.


Cynthia Curtis Harington, LNC

Rose Quest Nutrition Centre

200 N. Michigan Ave., #404A

Chicago, IL 60602



410 Lincolnway, East

Mishawaka, IN 46544


Payment at time of service. Does not accept Medicare or insurance of any kind. Sliding scale on individual basis.

Nutritionist and Swedish massage.


Ross A. Hauser, M.D. (See Caring Medical and Rehab Services)

715 Lake St., Suite 600

Oak Park, IL 60301


Alternative Medicine, rehabilitation clinic

Does not accept insurance of any kind. No sliding scale. Payment at time of service.


Manorama S. Hermon, M.D.

Adolescent Medicine, Allergy, Environmental Medicine (Pediatrics only), Preventive Medicine

100 W 1st St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Tel: (815) 625-4790

Medicaid accepted, some HMOs, PPOs. Affiliated with CGH Medical Center.


Craig Hilgendorf, D.C.

1425 N. Main St.

Wheaton, IL 60187


Chiropractic neurologist; clinical kinesiologist

Accepts Medicare assignment. Will bill patient's insurance at their request, but payment expected at time of service.


Daniel J. Hirsen, M.D.

5600 W. Addison

Chicago, IL 60634


fax: 773-283-0901

Accepts Medicare assignment. Accepts some HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS. Possible sliding scale on individual basis. Affiliated with MacNeil and Christ Hospitals.


Linda Holt, M.D.

Women's Medical Group

64 Old Orchard Center, Suite 200

Skokie, IL 60077


Gynecologist; practice fills up from time to time

Accepts Medicare and some HMOs; sliding scale on individual basis.

Affiliated with Evanston Hospital.


Martha Howard, M.D.

Wellness Associates of Chicago
4250 N. Marine Dr., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60613
Fax 773-929-4446

Eastern medicine

Does not accept insurance at this time. Sliding scale on individual basis.


Richard Hrdlicka, M.D.

302 Randall Road, Suite 206

Geneva, IL 60134


fax: 630-232-7971

Environmental medicine; allergies; acupuncture; nutrition; auricular medicine.

Accepts BC/BS and United PPOs. Affiliated with Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.


Fred Hult, D.C.

Hult Clinic of Chiropractic Medicine

306 Front St.

McHenry, IL 60050


Homeopathy, nutrition

Accepts Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO; no Medicaid or HMOs.


Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Ltd.

Dr. William Arnold, MD

Dr. Susan Broy, MD

Dr. Gerald Eisenberg, MD

Dr. Mary Moran, MD

150 N. River Rd., #100

Des Plaines, IL 60016

847-375-3000 (&)

9000 Waukegan Road Suite 200

Morton Grove, IL 60053


Medicare, Medicaid, and all other insurance handled on an individual basis.


Illinois Multi-Med (formerly Integrated Care Centers)

1910 Waukegan Rd.

Glenview, IL 60025


Ralph Dejasus, M.D. (Internal Medicine)

Takes Medicare assignments, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, some PPOs. No Medicaid or HMOs. Sliding scale for hardship cases.


Illinois Poison Center



Andrea Friedman Ishikawa & Mitzie Labant

Licensed Acupuncturists

Healing Spring Acupuncture Center

1545 Waukegan Road, Suite 2

Glenview, IL 60025


Offers NAET (allergy elimination treatment), effective for MCS

Specializes in Fibromyalgia and infertility

Offers $10 discount for 1st visit.

Pay at time of service with Mastercard/Visa, cash, or check.


Cynthia Jaffee, D.C.

28 E. Jackson, Suite 909

Chicago, IL 60614


Chiropractor; Nutritional Counseling & Wellness Program.

Accepts most insurance, No Medicare accepted.

Discount given for cash payment.


Dr. Suhair S. Abdel-Jalil, M.D.

Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

800 Austin Street, Ste 163
Evanston, Illinois (IL) 60202

St. Francis Hospital

(847) 316-3880


Paul Jones, M.D.

Ear, Nose, & Throat

1725 W. Harrison Ave., Ste. 938

Chicago, IL 60612


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Rush University HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS. Sliding scale on ind. basis. Affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.


Scott Kale, M.D.

30 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 404

Chicago, IL 60603



9701 N. Knox Ave. Suite 102

Skokie, IL 60076


Accepts Medicare assignment, HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS. No Medicaid. Sliding scale on individual basis for hardship cases, CFS sufferers.

Affiliated with Rush North Shore in Skokie, IL.


Charanjit Kalsi, M.D.

1200 S. York Rd. Suite 4250

Elmhurst, IL 60126



Accepts Medicare assignment but not Medicaid. Accepts PPOs, and BC/BS. Affiliated with Elmhurst hospital.


Dr. D. Michael Kaye, M.D.

5701 N. Ashland, Ste. 204

Chicago, IL 60660


Psychiatrist, neurologist, familiar with CFS, fibromyalgia.

Accepts Medicare assignment, BC/BS PPO. No Medicaid or sliding scale.

Affiliated with Lincoln Park Hospital.


Clifford Kearns, D.C.

2201 W. Schaumburg Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60194-3891


Chiropractic, acupuncture, classical homeopathy

Accepts Medicare assignment, HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS. No Medicaid. Sliding scale on individual basis.

Affiliated with Lutheran Hospital.


Dr. Sarah Kelly, D.O.

600 Hillgrove Ave.

Western Springs, IL 60558


Bioset treatment for allergies; acupuncture, applied kinesiology.

Offers office hours in Chicago; call number above for current schedule.

Takes various insurance.


Pamela Kihm

Guild Certified Feldenkrais practictioner

1904 Colfax, Unit B

Evanston, IL 60601

(847) 869-6165



Gary Koteles, O.D.


Rockford Clinic

2300 N. Rockton Ave.

Rockford, IL 61103


Accepts Medicare and various other insurance.


Mitzi Labant & Andrea Friedman Ishikawa

Healing Spring Acupuncture Center

1545 Waukegan Road, Suite 2

Glenview, IL 60025


Offers NAET (allergy elimination treatment), effective for MCS

Specializes in Fibromyalgia and infertility

Offers $10 discount for 1st visit.

Pay at time of service with Mastercard/Visa, cash, or check.


Robert J. LaCava, M.D.

1750 Randall Rd., Ste. 250

Elgin, IL 60123

Treats Environmental Illness, Lyme Disease, heavy metal poisoning

Insurance: BC/BS only; pay at time of service and bill ins.


Robert (Bob) LaFelice, M.S., R.D. nutritionist, and

Anne Spindzor-Watson, M.D., allergist

1000 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60301



1585 N. Barrington Rd., Suite 606

Hoffman Estates, IL 60194



Accepts Medicare assignment and HMOs, no Medicaid, will consider sliding scale on an individual basis.

St. Alexis Hospital in Hoffman Estates, West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Oak Park Hospital, and West Lake Hospital


Lawrence Layfer, M.D.

9700 N. Kenton, Suite K404

Skokie, IL 60076


fax: 847-568-1696

Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, some HMOs, PPOs, and BC/BS. Sliding scale possible for CFS patients on individual basis. Possible 30-50% discount for cash only patients. Makes occasional house calls.

Hospital affiliation: Rush North Shore Medical Center, Rush University.


Nicholas R. LeRoy, D.C.

Illinois Center for Progressive Medicine

8 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1418

Chicago, IL 60603


Alternative physician; does breast thermography.

Accepts BC/BS PPOs. Offers sliding scale in hardship cases on individual basis.


Leonard Levitt, M.D.

1101 W. Howard St.

Evanston, IL 60202-3878



Accepts Medicare, BC/BS PPO, no HMO

Affiliated with Rush North Shore Hospital


Charles Lo, M.D.

55 E. Washington, Suite 1809

Chicago, IL 60602

312-782-0487 &

1140 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60301


Acupuncturist & Internist, studied in China

No insurance accepted. Payment due at time of treatment

House calls on occasion (made by associate).


Abigail Lynn

2521 W. Winnemac

Chicago, IL 60625


Pager: 773-903-9842


Certified Massage Therapist


David M. Mael, M.D.


9700 N. Kenton St.

Suite K-404

Skokie, IL 60076

Fax: 847-568-1696

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, some HMOs & PPOs. Affiliated with Rush Presbyterian Hospital.


Kris McGrath, M.D.

500 N. Michigan, Suite 1640

Chicago, IL 60611-3777



Accepts Medicare assignment; no Medicaid. Accepts some HMOs, PPOs, and BC/BS. Offers sliding scale on individual basis, also to financially-challenged persons with CFS. Affiliated with Northwestern and St. Joseph Hospital.

Mary Marcus, D.O.

17901 Governor’s Hwy., Suite 206

Homewood, IL 60430


Accepts Medicare assignment; BC/BS, some PPOs. No Medicaid or HMOs

Gynecologist; understands chemical sensitivities.

Affiliated with Hinsdale Hospital


Dr. David Marder

University of Illinois Occupational Medical Clinic

835 S. Wolcott, Room E144, MSB

Chicago, IL 60612



Michael Marlow

Massage Therapist

43 N. Elizabeth St.

Lombard, IL 60148-2201



Phyllis Marx M.D.

Women's Medical Group

64 Old Orchard Center, Suite 200

Skokie, IL 60077



Accepts Medicare, some HMOs

Evanston Hospital


Cynthia Mears, D.O.

Children's Memorial Hospital

2300 Children’s Plaza, Mailbox #16

Chicago, IL 60614

773-327-9125 appointments


Treats adolescents with CFS. Does CFS research.

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, BC/BS, some PPOs.

Children’s Memorial Hospital


Dr. Mick Meiselman

North Shore Gastroenterology Consultants, S.C.

506 Green Bay Rd.

Kenilworth, IL 60043


fax: 847-251-3878

"We are GI doctors only."

Does not accept Medicare assignment, Medicaid, or HMOs. Accepts BC/BS and some PPOs. Affiliated with Glenbrook and Evanston Hospitals.


Joseph Mercola, D.O.

Optimal Wellness Center

1443 W. Schaumburg Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60194



Preventive environmental medicine/does DMPS (Mercury detoxification system.)


David Milbradt, C.A., Herbalist, AHG

1206 Mendota Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53714


W1185 McCrae Rd.

Fall River, Wisconsin 53932


Acupuncture, Eastern & Western herbs; nutrition

No Medicare or Medicaid. Patient must check their insurance for coverage. Sliding scale of fees on individual basis. Occasional housecalls.


Dr. Michael F. Miniter, M.D.

4362 7th St.

Moline, IL 61265


Quad City Rheumatology

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid (if IL. Public Aid), most HMOs, PPOs, and BC/BS. Affiliated with Trinity Hospital.


Catherine J. Minnick, D.P.M.

Podiatrist - Foot Specialist

561 West Diversey Parkway

Suite 212

Chicago, IL 60614



5201 North Harlem

Chicago, IL 60656

 She makes house calls. Accepts Medicare and Medicaid.


Bonnie Minsky, MA, MPH, LNC, LDN, ACNS

Nutritional Concepts

1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 204

Northbrook, IL 60062



No insurance accepted.


Joe Mitchell


4836 Elm St.

Skokie, IL 60077



Mobile Doctors
Medical Doctors who make House Calls

1229 N. North Branch Suite 210
Chicago Illinois 60622
Fax: 312-640-4496


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Building 31, Room 7A-50
31 Center Drive MSC 2520
Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

Ph: 301-496-5717


Dr. Gary R. Oberg, M.D.

31 N. Virginia St.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Allergy, Environmental Medicine, hormones

Accepts Medicare. No Medicaid.

Affiliated with Centegra Hospitals


Thomas O'Bryan, D.C.

1500 Waukegan Rd., Suite 200

Glenview, IL 60025


Chiropractor, Diplomat in Nutrition

Accepts Medicare; no Medicaid. Patient may submit bill to their own insurance; otherwise, payment expected at time of service. Sliding scale on individual basis.


Pam Olson, D.C.

1140 N. McLean Blvd.

Elgin, IL 60123


Acupuncture/applied kinesiology/NAET

Payment expected at time of visit.


Sylvia Panitch, M.D.

3344 Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657


Does saliva testing for hormone therapy and urine testing for amino acid therapy


Andrew Pasminski, D.C.

1342 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657


Chiropractor/naprapathic physician.

Accepts Medicare assignment. Otherwise, payment expected at time of visit.


Laura Pearlman, M.D.

Women's Medical Group

64 Old Orchard Center, Suite 200

Skokie, IL 60077



Accepts Medicare; no HMOs.

Evanston Hospital


Marilyn G. Pearson, M.D.

Progressive Medical Group

Internal Medicine

3000 N. Halsted St., Suite 509

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 296-5090

Fax: (773) 296-7912

Accepts various HMOs, PPOs, Medicare, Medicaid.


Neill T. Peters, M.D.


200 South Michigan Ave. #805

Chicago, IL 60604


Affiliated with Northwestern Hospital.

Accepts various PPOs.


Alfred J. Petrone, D.C.

275 W. Higgins Rd.

Hoffman Estates, IL 60195


Accepts Medicare assignment, BC/BS. No Medicaid. Affiliated with Alexian Bros. Hospital.


Dr. Lori Portnoy

954 W. Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

Ph: 773-248-2323



Madhavi Rathod



Ayurvedic advisor


Andrea Rentea, M.D.

3525 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 611

Chicago, IL 60659


CFS, Environmental Illness, holistic, homeopathy

Accepts Medicare. No Medicaid, HMOs, or sliding scale

Lincoln Park Hospital


Resurrection Health Nurse Advice Line

Registered nurses are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636)


Michael Ries, M.D.      


9700 N. Kenton Ave #306
Skokie, IL 60076
2800 N Sheridan Rd #301
Chicago, IL 60657

Rush North Shore Hospital.

Medicare and Medicaid accepted.


Rockford Clinic

Diane Boone, MD, Opthamologist

Gary Koteles, OD, Optometrist

2300 N. Rockton Ave.

Rockford, IL 61103


Accepts Medicare and various other insurance.


Anna Rodecki, D.C.

Lighthouse Consulting Services of Illinois, Inc.

120 West Eastman St., Ste. 305
Arlington Heights, IL. 60004

Alternative medcine including acupuncture, chinese medicine, chiropractic, nutrition and pain management. Clinic includes neruologists, orthopedic surgeons.



Dr. Fleming Fuller Royal

The Nevada Clinic

3663 Pecos McLeod Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89121


800-641-6661 for appt.

800-437-6908 for info packet Homeopathy.

Does not accept insurance or sliding fee scale. Payment expected at time of visit. No hospital affiliation.


Frederick A. Scelzo, M.D.

North Suburban Ophthalmologists

1015 Central St.

Evanston, IL 60201



No Medicare Assignment, Medicaid, HMOs, or sliding scale.

Glenbrook Hospital.


Fred J. Schultz, M .D. LM

Center for Health & Healing

529 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Wheaton, IL 60187


Family physician practicing functional medicine.


Frank Scott

Wellspring Integrative Medicine

1565 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201


Acupuncturist, Oriental medicine.

No insurance accepted.


Lori Siegel, M.D.

Rheumatologist, CFS, fibromyalgia

900 N. Westmoreland Rd. #218

Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 739-2126

Accepts Medicare, major PPOs, no Medicaid

Lake Forest hospital


Joel Shepperd, M.D.

Center for Integral Health

400 East 22nd St., Suite F

Lombard, IL 60148


Homeopathy, family practice.

Will submit bills to Medicare for patient, but payment is expected at time of service. No hospital affiliation.


Shawn Shianna, M.D.

Freeport Ear, Nose, and Throat

1030 S. Kunkle Blvd. (after 3/03)

Freeport, IL 61032


Accepts Medicare assignment, Medicaid (by referral only), some HMOs, PPOs, and BC/BS. Makes house calls. Affiliated with Freeport Memorial Hospital.


Yukiko Shiraishi, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
6601 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: 708-415-7513

Psychological services for adolescents and adults.
Currently accepts only Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


Barbara A. Soltes, M.D.

Center for Women’s Care

6600 College Dr., Suite 1A

Palos Heights, IL 60463



Rush Professional Building

1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 739

Chicago, IL 60612


Reproductive Endocrinology; Gynecologist

Accepts Medicare assignment; not Medicaid; no HMOs or PPOs.

Rush Presbyterian, Christ Hospital


Pamela D. Strauss, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine, CFS

1725 W. Harrison St.,

Professional Building

Suite 263

Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312-942-6700
Fax: 312-942-3633

Accepts Medicare, major insurance.


John Sunderlage, D.C.

1000 McLean Blvd.

Elgin, IL 60123


Does not accept Medicare assignment. Will help patient fill out insurance forms, but payment expected at time of service. Occasionally makes house calls.


Siddharth Tambar, MD

Rheumatologist, CFS, fibromyalgia

2800 North Sheridan Road, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 696-5855

Medicare, PPOs, no new Medicaid patients at this time

St. Joseph, Weiss, and Illinois Masonic Hospitals


Shirl Tarko-Halpern, MSW, LCSW

40 Holabird Loop

Highwood, IL 60040


Clinical social worker familiar with EI/MCS and other chronic illnesses in women.


Renee R. Taylor, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist       

Professor/University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Occupational Therapy

1919 W. Taylor St. (MC 811)

Chicago, IL 60612


fax: 312-413-0256


Does not accept Medicare assignment, Medicaid, or HMOs. Accepts BC/BS and some PPOs.


Tegan A. Thimesch, DPM
Foot Care Clinic
4040 W. Peterson Ave.


Brian Traubert, M.D. and

Joseph Garber, M.D.

2800 N. Sheridan Rd., Suite 103

Chicago, IL 60657-6163



Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and HMOs; sliding scale on an individual basis

St. Joseph’s Hospital


The Trauma Treatment Program at the

Center for Multi-modal Treatment

Offers state-of-the-art trauma treatment using effective, new methods

For more information or to make an appointment call


2530 Crawford Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

Methods of Payment: fee for services but will assist in completing insurance; Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO; sliding scale.


Robin Uchitelle, M.D.
7411 W. Lake St., #2210
River Forest, IL 60305


Family Practice

No Medicare (except existing Medicare patients); no Medicaid or HMOs. Accepts most major PPOs.

West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park


Uninsured Hotline

Campaign for Better Health Care Help Line

Information on low cost/free clinics and options available to the uninsured. 888-544-8272


Constance Van der Eb, Ph.D.

300 Arbor Dr.

Lake Bluff, IL 60044


Clinical psychologist

Does not accept Medicaid; accepts Medicare assignment and some PPOs and BC/BS.


Pieter Van Heule, D.C.

Holistic chiropractor

Wilmette, IL 60091


Treats Candida

Total Body Modification; Oriental; kinesiology

Does not accept Medicare assignment or Medicaid, but takes Medicare patients. No HMOs, PPOs, or BC/BS


Wellness Associates of Chicago

Dr. Martha Howard
4250 N. Marine Dr.
Chicago, IL 60613
Fax 773-929-4446

Traditional and nontraditional physicians and other health care practitioners.


Women’s Medical Group

Linda Hughey Holt, M.D.

Phyllis Marx, M.D.

Laura Pearlman, M.D.

Marcia Krause, M.D.

64 Old Orchard Center, Suite 200

Skokie, IL 60077


Gynecologists/OB/Gyne Specialists

Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and some HMOs

Evanston Hospital


Dr. Joyce Young

Naturopathic physician

4917 S.E. Gladstone St.

Portland, OR 97206

(503) 771-3347

Offers phone consulting to MCS patients. 


Dr. David Zeiger


1165 N. Clark St., Suite 608

Chicago, IL 60610


Does not accept Medicare assignment, Medicaid, or HMOs. Accepts only BC/BS PPOS.

Affiliated with St. Joseph/Resurrection Hospital.



Practitioners Outside Illinois



Dr. Derek Clevidence, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeff Fischer, PA
UW Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clincs
500 Westlawn Ave.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Family Practice

Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, PPOs, BC/BS.

Affiliated with UW and Meriter Hospitals.


Dan Heffez, M.D. (suburb of Milwaukee)

2000 E. Layton Ave. Suite 170

St. Francis, WI 53235


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid


Eleazar M. Kadile, M.D.

Center for Integrative Medicine

1538 Bellevue St.

Green Bay, WI 54311-5608


Environmental medicine, allergies, Clinical Immunology


Daniel Malone, M.D.
Rheumatology Clinic
University of Wisconsin Health

451 Junction Rd
Madison, WI 53717


CFS patients receive one consultation only, and are referred. Medicare and Medicaid, PPOs, HMOs, and BC/BS accepted.

Affiliated with University of Madison Hospital


David A. Nye, M.D.
Midelfort Clinic

733 W. Claremont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701-6117

Neurologist, recognizes FMS and keeps up with current research.


Frank J. Salvi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
UW Medical School
Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Section of Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation/Spine Clinic
5249 E. Terrace Dr. Suite 9950
Madison, WI 53718-8339
(608) 265-1250 Appointments
(608) 263-0582 Secretary
Fax: (608) 262-9271


Dana R. Trotter, M.D.

Rheumatologist, Fibromyalgia Researcher

5439 Durand Rd. Suite 103

Racine, WI 53406

Tel: (262) 637-1000
Fax: 262-637-4567





Dr. James Dreyfus, Rheumatologist
761 45th Street, Ste. 3103
Munster, IN
Tel: (219) 922-3002
Treats fibromyalgia




Dr. Rettenmaier, Dr. Gilg, & Dr. Finan
Mercy Arthritis Center
8421 Plum Dr.
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 222-7400
(Treats CFS and FMS)


Mary A. Radia, D.O.
8421 Plum Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 643-9699
(FMS "She is a true asset to the Fibromyalgia community")


Louis E. Schneider, DO
1212 Pleasant Street # 204
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-5743

Vernon P. Varner, M.D., J.D.

Neuropsychiatric Clinic

2101 ACT Circle Suite 202

Iowa City, IA 52245


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, PPOs, and BC/BS. Affiliated with Mercy Hospital.


Dr. Stephen Smith
Primary Care Physician
Bluffs Family Health
3434 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
Tel: (712) 325-0022




G-3494 Beecher Rd., Suite A • Flint, MI 48532 • •

Dr. Edward J. Conley M.D.

G-3494 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 230-8677


Dr. Conley is a pioneer in the integrative treatment of CFIDS/FMS and autoimmune diseases which combines the best of traditional medicine with holistic therapy.

Will provide forms for patient to submit to their insurance companies, but is not part of an insurance system.


A. Martin Lerner, M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialist
32804 Pierce Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
(248) 540-9866


Accepts Medicare assignment, Medicaid, BC/BS.

Diane M. Denman, Ph.D.


3330 Claystone SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Accepts Medicare, but unmet Medicare portion must be covered additionally with a Medicgpa or other policy.



Other States



Lucinda Bateman, M.D.

The Fatigue Consultation Clinic

1002 E. South Temple, Suite 408

Salt Lake City, UT 84102


fax: 801-359-7404

Accepts Medicare, no Medicaid. All others cash payment except for BC/BS.

Dr. Bateman currently serves on the boards of the International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) and The CFIDS Association of America.


The Cheney Clinic

Dr. Paul Cheney

One Vanderbilt Park Dr., Suite 230

Asheville, NC 28803


New patients accepted but there is a waiting list.

Initial cost is $6-9000 (fees subject to change). Fee for service; no insurance of any kind accepted. No discount to PWCs; no housecalls; no hospital affiliation.


Dr. Nancy G. Klimas, MD

Clinical & Laboratory Immunology, Internal Medicine

1120 Northwest 14th St., 7th flr.
Miami, Florida (FL) 33136



Tipu Sultan, MD
Environmental Health and Allergy Center
11585 W. Florissant Ave.
Florissant, MO 63033
Tel: 314-921-5600
Fax: 314-921-8273


Rachel Fienberg, MD

Fibromyalgia, chronic pain

10435 Clayton Road

St. Louis, MO 63131



Charles W. Lapp, M.D. & Laura Black, M.D.  

Treats CFS & Fibromyalgia

10344 Park Road, Suite 300

Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

(704) 543-9692

Fax (704) 543-8547


Dr. Lapp sees patients at:

Piedmont Medical Associates
3400 Executive Drive , Suite 205
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Tel (919) 878 0900
Fax (919) 872 2456


Robert Mayer, PhD

17 Ocean Ave.

Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750


Psychotherapist familiar with EI/MCS. Phone consultations available.


Sherry Rogers, M.D.

P.O. Box 2716

Syracuse, NY 13220


Environmental medicine, family practice

Does phone consultations, but expects you to be working with a local doctor to follow up on the consult discussions.

Author of 14 books. To receive newsletter, call 800-846-6687 or


William J. Rea, MD

Environmental Health Center-Dallas

8345 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 220

Dallas, TX 75231


Environmental physician/detoxification program.


Albert Robbins, D.O.

420 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield, FL 33441


Environmental physician

Insurance: case by case basis


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