Dr. Francis Coucke
Francis Coucke is a doctor who has been pursued for years by the RIZIV and the Order of Doctors in Belgium.
In our articles about the insurers CZ and VGZ, we have written about him extensively, but for this category “Health care professional of the month”, here is a small summary. Discrimination by health insurers CZ and VGZ.
Internist and endocrinologist
Francis Coucke is a classically trained internist, endocrinologist and geriatrician who treats his patients with a profound vision in their physical complaints. Now suspended for the umpteenth time in Belgium, he has settled in Hulst in the Netherlands. He has opened a new practice called Immuno Lab and the text below about Dr Coucke is from his website, https://immunolab.nl/over-ons/.
“More and more people are being diagnosed with CFS for their unexplained prolonged fatigue and muscle aches. According to Dr Coucke, however, CFS and fibromyalgia (chronic muscle pain) are ‘fake diagnoses’. They are names for complaints that are caused by a malfunctioning immune system, disturbed hormone functioning and diseased intestines and/or inappropriate nutrition. The good news is that the cause of CFS and FM can always be found, as long as one looks for it. Our doctors are not trained enough for this and know too little about how our hormones and immune system work”.
Outside the rules of the classical system
Dr. Coucke works outside the rules of the classical system and prescribes people with CFS and FM, amongst other things, hormones and gamma globulins to restore immunity. According to him, this gives all these patients a chance to recover. In addition, he supports his therapy with a tested diet, supplements, and he restores the intestinal flora. He is so successful with his treatments that he has fan bases of thousands of patients who have got their lives back through him, without fatigue and chronic pains.
Heavy fines and suspension
However, he has paid dearly for this and has received many hundreds of thousands of euros in fines, as well as several suspensions. He tells our editors that the RIZIV will never stop and because more is possible and allowed in the Netherlands, he has decided to restart his practice here.
In 2012, he published the book De CVS-Mythe in which he states that these patients are mistreated in their treatments. Scientists in Belgium, still believe that the cause of this illness, CFS is psychological. In September this year, his second book, “Why medicine fails” will be published.
Support in his good work
Dr. Coucke is typically a doctor we want to support in his good work to give healing to those who can’t find progress and support anywhere. That is why we are nominating him as care worker of the month for August 2021.