Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC was founded by a patient — Diana Driscoll, OD in March 2012. Struck down by a poorly understood condition that seemed to have no answers, she began formally researching this and related conditions, ultimately through this corporation.
Dr. Driscoll, then disabled by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), was unresponsive to traditional, palliative treatments. When her children became affected, including the completed disability of her young son, she began formalized research.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Driscoll financed studies with her disability income, having received a lump-sum for her professional disability. As answers were found and results were shared, patients from around the globe donated funds, as well as Optos (an ocular fundus manufacturer). Applying the results of this research (and often using her body to test hypothesis), Dr. Driscoll and her children were able to recover. All efforts have now turned to releasing more information and researching affiliated conditions in order to help others.
The research topics of Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC include Idiopathic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Interstitial Cystitis, abnormal intracranial pressure, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, gastroparesis, gallbladder dysfunction, dry eyes, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, vagus nerve disorders, inflammatory cytokines, vascular inflammation, and cognition. The research of Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC has resulted in a patent that addresses many conditions previously considered “invisible”. Dr. Driscoll continues to advocate for these patients as well as dig deep for answers that have eluded others.
Dr. Diana Driscoll’s CV can be found here: https://vagusnervesupport.com/diana-driscoll-cv/
Dr. Driscoll is now seeing patients full-time at www.POTSCare.com (the only clinic devoted to treating the underlying medical conditions causing POTS — not the symptoms).
Some of the research conducted by Genetic Disease Investigators, LLC can be viewed here.