Relevium will follow Dr. Lucinda Bateman as she shares her lifelong work of researching, educating and treating patients suffering with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia. Relevium, Latin for "relief", will also explore patient’s experiences, her legacy as it is inspiring a new crop of medical professionals that will take up the mantle, and find out more about the center dedicated to Dr. Bateman’s sister’s memory that is desperately trying to find relief or more importantly, a cure.
Since May of 2017, filmmaker Brannon Richardson has been a part of producing a live broadcast monthly for the Bateman Horne Center. At the beginning, it was just a job, but as he listened to the various stories of people suffering and not having their voices heard, he decided that he wanted to do something about it. Upon further inquiry, he also found out that it is a struggle as this type of medical work is not very lucrative at all, in fact, Dr. Bateman and her center are constantly attempting to fund raise and seek out donors for financial help.
Always fascinated and sympathetic for underdogs, Brannon discussed the idea of a documentary about Dr. Bateman and the work of the center with a few key people. Through a few meetings, it was decided that a documentary would be a great way to spread the message of hope to patients, shine a spotlight on Dr. Bateman’s work, and hopefully help in some way to secure more financing to the Bateman Horne Center to continue to help those afflicted with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses.
Dr. Bateman completed her BS and MS at Brigham Young University (BYU), attended the Johns 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 become more focused on the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and FM, inspired by the silent suffering of her sister, Shauna Bateman Horne. Since starting the Fatigue Consultation Clinic in 2000, Dr. Bateman has 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. By renaming to the Bateman Horne Center of Excellence, Dr. Bateman gives thanks to her sister for helping her understand the tremendous unmet need that exists in the patient community.
This is the time to tell your tale to the world. Glemati Road Pictures is teaming up with
The Bateman Horne Center to produce a feature length documentary investigating not only the story of Dr. Bateman, but your story as well. We would like to discuss the following with you.
If you are willing, the director of the film would like to schedule a time to film an interview with you. Due to current circumstances, these interviews would be conducted via a Zoom call, FaceTime, or Skype depending on what you prefer.
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