Gottfries Clinic

Prerequisites

Gottfries Clinic was set up in 1998 on the premises of Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Mölndal, Sweden. It functions as a private speciality clinic welcoming patients who are suspected of suffering from FM and ME/CFS.

Previously financed through the health-care system, the clinic will as from 1st January 2017 be operated privately. There are 4 Medical Doctors (MD) who also hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), one nurse and two physiotherapists.

Medical treatment of FM and ME/CFS is in great demand, and the results obtained by the Gottfries Clinic have been widely acclaimed by the patients. About 2 500 patients are seen per year of which around 1 000 are new patients.

The Gottfries Clinic is being recognised as one of the few clinics or health-care units in Sweden that is capable of offering an adequate treatment for FM and ME/CFS. Fibromyalgiapatients are supposed to be treated in the primary care environment and for ME/CFS patients there is today only one other speciality clinic at Stora Sköndal, Stockholm.

The activities of the Gottfries Clinic have been focused on:

1. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic fatigue and widespread muscular pain, i.e. most often patients with FM or ME/CFS.

2. Research aiming at developing and optimising treatment principles for patients with FM or ME/CFS.

Organisation and facts

Formal name
Gottfries Clinic AB (Gottfriesmottagningen) is a registered Swedish Limited Company. Its shares are not listed. Reg. No. 556552-5077.

CEO
Johan Gottfries, Professor

Founders
Erik Haglund, Chairman
Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Professor, MD
Björn Regland, Assistant Professor, MD

Members of the Board
Erik Haglund, Chairman
Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Professor, MD
Olof Zachrisson, MD, PhD
Additional member: Johan Gottfries, Professor, CEO

Advisory Board
Arvid Carlsson, Professor in Pharmacology, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
Roland Möllby, Professor at Microbiology and Tumorbiology Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jonas Blomberg, Professor in Clinical Virology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Jonas Bergquist, Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Johan Gottfries, Professor in Chemistry, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Kaj Blennow, Professor in Neurochemistry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Göteborg, Sweden.

Site – Postal address
Gottfries Clinic AB, Krokslätts Torg 5, SE-431 37 Mölndal, Sweden

Visiting address
Gottfries Clinic AB, Krokslätts Torg 5, Mölndal, Sweden

Owners
The Gottfries Clinic is owned by its board members.

Contact Person
Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Professor, MD
Tel +46 (0)31 380 38 40. Tfx +46 (0)31 20 99 38. Email cgg@gottfries.se