Lucinda Bateman, M.D.
Dr. Lucinda Bateman completed her BS and MS at Brigham Young University (BYU), attended the John Hopkins School of Medicine, returned to the University of Utah for Internal Medicine residency, and became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1991. She started a small private group practice in 1991 and practiced General Internal Medicine until 2000.
During this time, she proctored many students as Adjunct Volunteer Clinical Faculty for the University of Utah, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants (PA), medical students and residents, and was active on the staff at LDS Hospital. She was awarded Teacher of the Year four times while teaching in the Utah PA (Physician's Assistant) program. In 2000, she was one of three Utah internists chosen by her peers in Top Doctors, a national publication.
Throughout her career, Dr. Bateman's interest has gradually become more focused on the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and FM, inspired in part by the silent suffering of her sister, Shauna Bateman Horne, who had CFS for 15 years before she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000 and died from complications of a stem cell transplant in May of 2001.
In 2000, Dr. Bateman opened the Fatigue Consultation Clinic and has since evaluated and followed more than a thousand patients with chronic fatigue conditions. She has lectured extensively on issues relating to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. She has served on the boards of the Easter Seals of Utah, The International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS/ME) and The CFIDS Association of America. She is the co-founder and a board member of OFFER (The Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research).
Dr. Bateman's goal of establishing the Fatigue Consultation Clinic and the non-profit organization OFFER is to encourage a more thoughtful evaluation process, the sharing of information with patients and medical providers and cooperative research efforts aimed at understanding the cause(s) of and developing treatments for ME/CFS and FMS.
Meet the team...
Patty Jeys, PA-C
Patty is a Physician's Assistant with clinical experience with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia since 2005. She has been in the medical field since 1972.
Megan Sandy, PA-C
Meg is a physician’s assistant who has worked in the CFS/FM field since August 2012. She has always been drawn to these illnesses due to personal experience with CFS. She is motivated and determined to help work toward finding more effective treatment for these illnesses and is passionate about providing care and support for this population.
Valene Archibald, Billing Specialist, Office Manager
Valene has worked with Dr. Bateman since 2000. She first started as a volunteer and has worked up to her current position. In her role of Office Manager, she keeps things running smoothly around here and helps train new employees for their work positions in the clinic.
Debbie Woodrow, Receptionist
Debbie has been working in our front office since early 2013.
Kim Burns, Medical Assistant
Kim came to the clinic April 2012 after working at the Utah State Department of Health for several years.
Ali Allen, RN, CCRP
Ali is our senior research coordinator who has worked with Dr. Bateman since 2002 on projects relating to FM and ME/CFS. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1992 and is currently obtaining a certificate in holistic nutrition.
Jennifer Bland, CRC
Jennifer has been working in research since 2002. She is our research coordinator and has worked here in the research department since 2011.
Veronica Parkinson, RDH, CRC
Veronica first started out as a student research intern in the summer of 2012. Even though she is a registered dental hygienist by training, she loves working in the research department furthering the knowledge and awareness of CFS/FM so much that she only works in a dental office now once a week.
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