"Clinical descriptions of diseases have a way of protecting those of us who are doctors from the intensity of suffering our patients actually experience. I have always wished that doctors could learn about disease directly from patients...."-Dr. David S. Bell-
ME-supportive Specialists in Ireland
There are two supportive specialists with an interest in ME, a consultant in Dublin and another in Tullamore who care for and support many from the ME patient community. There has been positive feedback about both medics from the ME Community.
Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information and contact details for the above-mentioned medics.
ME – Supportive Specialists in the UK who visit Ireland & see patients here
Dr Nigel Speight - is a semi-retired doctor based in England who specialises in Paediatric ME. Dr Speight is the paediatric medical advisor to the northern Irish ME charity Hope 4 ME & Fibromyalgia and makes regular visits to provide consultations for children or young people. He can help with diagnosis. He is co- author of the International Consensus Criteria, co-author of Paediatric Primer in Frontiers in Paediatrics, and also advisor to the 25% ME Group. He has been outspoken about the risks to children with ME being misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric condition
Dr William Weir - is an Infectious Disease Physician, medical advisor and a retired NHS physician who has treated ME patients for many years and who still sees them privately. He operates a clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland from time to time.
Dr Speight and Dr Weir have highlighted the damage caused to ME patients by treatments based on the view that ME results from abnormal illness beliefs and exercise phobia and give hope that this view will soon be replaced with scientific evidence-based medicine.