Patient Leader

Dr. Diana, patient, therapeutic optometrist and researcher created Genetic Disease Investigators LLC to search for answers and relief for #EDS #POTS #ME #JointHypermobiltySyndrome #Dysautonomia and related chronic, "invisible diseases". A recovered patient, she now sees patients full-time at POTS Care.


Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Twitter Health Activist Hero Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Diana shares cutting edge research and engages personally with the chronically ill community to share ideas and offer lists of resources for struggling patients. She has also funded her own research aimed at improving the lives of chronically ill patients world wide. All while being a patient herself!  — Debra

Dr. Diana is an innovative thinker and researcher in the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and chronically ill communities. She was the first to use the now popular #EDS hashtag on Twitter. Dr. Diana continues to use Twitter to encourage and educate patients on how they can cope with their condition. She also uses social media, including Twitter, to help her in conducting medical studies into Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  — Allen

Dr. Diana owns and runs the forums at Prettyill.com. The forum is a popular site where chronically ill patients with conditions such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and various connective tissue disorders hang out, get the latest research, and support each other. Dr. Diana provides the site at no cost to patients.  — Allen

Dr. Diana has worked selflessly for years while sick in attempt to provide answers and treatments! The work she has done has been life changing for SO MANY including my family! She is no longer suffering herself and is now running a successful patient focused center. Each and every patient is and has always been her top priority, NEVER the money!  — Ashton

Dr. Diana has used her experience and energy to not only to help patients with have been stricken but to also educate the public in the symptoms and affects of EDS. For the most part her info is provided by video and she is always available to answer questions.  — Tamara


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