The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.
- Last Updated: 19 January 2016 19 January 2016
Dear Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association Member and Donor:
We are in the process of updating our referral data base and hope that you may be able to lend some assistance.
One of our most important services to patients and their families is to provide referrals to knowledgeable and caring physicians and other health care providers. You know how important it is to find a health care provider who actually knows about and validates these illnesses. We have been providing referrals for over 25 years.
Our primary source of referrals is from fellow patients and their families.
Here's how you might help. If you have experience with a doctor/practitioner, specialist or non-specialist, and are willing to provide us with their information and your recommendation, you would really be helping other patients.
The information you provide us is kept strictly confidential and is entered into our referral data base without patients' names attached. We do not make our data base public, and we are careful not to refer too many patients to any one doctor.
You can help in one of two ways:
1. Fill-out a simple online Provider Recommendation Form. After we receive it, with your permission, we will call you to get a few more details on your recommendation.
2. Fill-out our Health Care Provider Recommendation Questionnaire. This gives us the more complete information we need. If you can find the time and energy, just print-out the form, fill it out, and put it in the mail.
Either way, your effort and caring will be of real assistance. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a new year filled with peace, prosperity and many good things – Happy 2014!
With our appreciation,
The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association
Notice about names
The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS.
Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.