About Dr. Diana Driscoll
A Leader in POTS Research and Patient Advocacy
Dr. Driscoll is a recovered POTS patient and leading expert in identifying and treating the underlying medical causes of POTS. The research of Genetic Disease Investigators (established by Dr. Driscoll) has culminated in The Driscoll Approach™, a total transformation in the evaluation and treatment of POTS.
Inspired by her own experience and relationships with other POTS sufferers, Dr. Driscoll has devoted her life to the research and treatment of invisible illnesses.
Dr. Driscoll’s work and treatment practices are validated by scientifically-rigorous research methods and centered in values of compassion and empathy.
Dr. Diana Driscoll, former POTS Patient & Creator of POTS Care Package™
She beat POTS. So Can You.
2004 – 2010
A Missionary Trip, a Virus, and a Diagnosis
In 2004, Dr. Driscoll traveled to Costa Rica with a small missionary group. A week after landing, she contracted a virus and was forced to return home. Symptoms showed within a month and soon became frequent and debilitating.
In early 2005, Dr. Driscoll was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
Disability, Failed Treatments, and No Answers
Just six months later, Dr. Driscoll was declared disabled. Extreme fatigue, headaches, and gastroparesis left her bed-ridden, and she was forced to stop practicing therapeutic optometry.
Over the coming years, Dr. Driscoll saw over 50 physicians across the United States, including recognized experts in autonomic dysfunction. She participated in three clinical trials, but still with no results.
Dr. Driscoll was unresponsive to traditional treatments, just like millions of POTS patients worldwide. Her physicians refused to recognize POTS as anything but an incurable disease. POTS, they said, could not be traced to underlying medical conditions or causes. According to medical professionals, there was no cure.
2011 – 2012
A New Search for Invisible Illnesses
Dr. Driscoll turned to research. Working from her bed, she spent the next five years creating the intellectual foundation for a radically new understanding of POTS.
In 2011, Dr. Driscoll formalized her research processes.
She raised money for clinical trials, produced peer-reviewed abstracts, and campaigned for her theory, speaking to groups across the country.
A Ground-Breaking Publication
In “The Driscoll Theory®,” Dr. Driscoll revealed a propensity for high intracranial pressure in POTS patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). That sounds obscure, but its implication shook the POTS and EDS community.
Although high intracranial pressure did not affect every patient, Dr. Driscoll had successfully shown a causal link between POTS and an underlying medical condition.
2015 – Present
The Unassuming Yet Powerful Vagus Nerve
Dr. Driscoll’s research resulted in the discovery that vagus nerve function was affected in many patients.
In 2015, Dr. Driscoll was awarded a U.S. patent for the creation of a novel treatment for this aspect of autonomic dysfunction.
Unlike other treatments, Dr. Driscoll’s patented supplement corrects this aspect of autonomic dysfunction through targeted support of the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve is an important but often overlooked regulator of heart rate, gastrointestinal function, blood pressure, and sweat production. Importantly, it is the anti-inflammatory nerve of the body. Her discovery began to change lives immediately.
The Success of POTS Care® Clinic
Dr. Driscoll founded POTS Care® clinic in 2015 – the first and only clinic dedicated to treating the underlying medical causes of POTS.
Together with her team, she has treated hundreds of patients, and her success has validated her theories and treatment practices, now known as The Driscoll Approach™.
POTS Care® now draws POTS sufferers from all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
A Problem, A Solution
As POTS Care® clinic grows, so does the waitlist. Patients are scheduled months in advance. Meanwhile, many POTS sufferers are confronted with the same treatments that manage symptoms but fail to address the causes. Long-COVID patients diagnosed with POTS face the same dismal path.
This is a problem. POTS Care Package™ is our answer.
The Driscoll Approach™ for Everyone
“Patients with POTS suffer with so much, with little or no validation from their doctors. POTS Care Package™ is about empowerment — where compassionate support meets ground-breaking science.”
– Dr. Diana Driscoll