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Resource Toronto Canada ME/CFS, FM and MCS Clinic

Jill T

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Toronto Canada ME/CFS, FM and MCS Clinic - Toronto - Women's College Hospital - Environmental Health Clinic (ME-CFS/FM/MCS)

Women's College Hospital - Environmental Health Clinic

myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity

http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/environmental-health-clinic/

77 Grenville St.
Main floor, Room 107
Toronto, ON M5S 1B3
Phone: 416-351-3764
Toll-free: 1-800-417-7092
Fax: 416-323-6130
  • diagnosis and treatment plan
  • referral from GP required
  • application form...
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Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Thanks Jill! Have you been able to visit this group, by any chance? (I know someone in Toronto who might be able to use them)
 

Jill T

Active Member
Thanks Jill! Have you been able to visit this group, by any chance? (I know someone in Toronto who might be able to use them)
Cort, yes, I was a patient there. Took 7 months to get my first appointment. They diagnosed my ME/CFS. They advised specific supplements to try; recommended pacing using a heart monitor; provided info about an ME/FM/MCS facebook support group; also diagnosed POTS. They provided a full report to my GP. It is unfortunate that their funding limits them and only allows 3 appointments because people really need ongoing medical support. My GP is great, but really doesn't know anything about this illness.

Luckily: The clinic often has a young doctor doing a fellowship there. I am now seeing one of these doctors, a GP with specialization in ME/FM/MCS who has her own practice. Unfortunately (for her patients, not for her), she is on maternity leave at the moment.

Dr. Sarah Selke
Westside Doctors
27 Roncesvalles Avenue, Suite 308, M6R 3B2 Toronto
Phone: 416-534-6699
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/westsidedoctorstoronto/about/

(Takes patients as a specialist with referral from your GP. Can have as primary GP but appointments would be shorter. On maternity leave till approx. mid-January, 2017)

I highly recommend Dr. Selke. She is enthusiastic and keeps on top of the latest research and treatments. I believe she spent some time with Dr. Klimas in Florida.
(Under her care, I have tried LDN, propranolol, mestinon, Famciclovir + supplements.)

Possibly, your friend could contact her office before January to try to get an appointment when she returns.
 

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Cort, yes, I was a patient there. Took 7 months to get my first appointment. They diagnosed my ME/CFS. They advised specific supplements to try; recommended pacing using a heart monitor; provided info about an ME/FM/MCS facebook support group; also diagnosed POTS. They provided a full report to my GP. It is unfortunate that their funding limits them and only allows 3 appointments because people really need ongoing medical support. My GP is great, but really doesn't know anything about this illness.

Luckily: The clinic often has a young doctor doing a fellowship there. I am now seeing one of these doctors, a GP with specialization in ME/FM/MCS who has her own practice. Unfortunately (for her patients, not for her), she is on maternity leave at the moment.

Dr. Sarah Selke
Westside Doctors
27 Roncesvalles Avenue, Suite 308, M6R 3B2 Toronto
Phone: 416-534-6699
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/westsidedoctorstoronto/about/

(Takes patients as a specialist with referral from your GP. Can have as primary GP but appointments would be shorter. On maternity leave till approx. mid-January, 2017)

I highly recommend Dr. Selke. She is enthusiastic and keeps on top of the latest research and treatments. I believe she spent some time with Dr. Klimas in Florida.
(Under her care, I have tried LDN, propranolol, mestinon, Famciclovir + supplements.)

Possibly, your friend could contact her office before January to try to get an appointment when she returns.
Thanks. It's too bad the hours are limited but it's great they have a doctor on a fellowship there and know how to diagnose POTS and you were able to get those treatments. Are there any other ME/cFS clinics in the Toronto area that you know of? That's a really big city
 

LarissaF

New Member
in response to above, no there are no other ME/CFS clinics in Toronto. Women's College Hospital EHC is it, in fact there are only 2 specialized clinics in all of Canada. The other one is BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Diseases Program, and last I heard their waiting list was 4 years! We are so lucky that Dr. Selke has now trained in ME/CFS as that has given us another option on Toronto, but I don't know what patients in the rest of Canada do.
 

Abrin

Well-Known Member
in response to above, no there are no other ME/CFS clinics in Toronto. Women's College Hospital EHC is it, in fact there are only 2 specialized clinics in all of Canada. The other one is BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Diseases Program, and last I heard their waiting list was 4 years! We are so lucky that Dr. Selke has now trained in ME/CFS as that has given us another option on Toronto, but I don't know what patients in the rest of Canada do.
The state of ME/CFS care in Canada is truly depressing. I can only imagine how many people go without an diagnosis because of how near impossible it is to get one.

It is the reason I've never gotten an official diagnosis. I have spent years of my life trying to chase down someone to diagnose me locally but I just don't have the money, resources or energy to travel to Toronto in order to try to keep chasing a diagnose. Eventually, I just gave up.

Luckily(?) I was diagnosed with another rare, incurable and unrelated(?) disease so I now have 'official permission' from a doctor that I am 'allowed' to be chronically ill.
 

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