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Recommendations by James Oleske, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. James Oleske, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey, in his talk of October 17, 2010 explained his theory of the multi-causality of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and also described some specifics for what a primary care doctor working with a CFS patient can and should do. These recommendations cover the initial evaluation, specialized studies, treatments, and the structure of an overall care plan, and may be helpful as a starting point for discussion and planning between patients and their physicians. He spoke at the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fall Conference, October 17, 2010.

Dr. Oleske emphasized that even if a physician has not had much experience evaluating and treating CFS patients, there is still much that s/he can do for the patient.