Chronic Illness Expert

Are you working on an assignment or project that needs the commentary or expertise of a patient advocate? Someone who is familiar with chronic illness and what patients want and need in today’s world?

Ilana Jacqueline is a professional patient advocate and author of the book, “Surviving and Thriving with a Chronic Invisible Illness.”


She is available to provide ideas, opinions, and facts on health trends and issues like:

  • The effects of the opioid crisis on chronic pain patients
  • The importance of health care coverage for chronic illness patients
  • Patient sensitivity in matters of severe illness, incurable disease and fatal illness
  • Caregiver support
  • School support for patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  • Issues of patient independence and autonomy
  • Accessibility in the workplace
  • Patient rights
  • Invisible illness
  • Chronic illness in teens and young adults
  • Management of chronic illness in relationships, personal finance, and through technology
  • Rare disease
  • Managing a complex disease
  • Patients who work from home
  • Medical marijuana & opioid use
  • Chronic illness and unsupportive families
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gifts, shopping and products for patients
  • How to support a friend or family member in the hospital
  • Sharing your story on chronic illness
  • Writing your story of chronic illness
  • Chronic illness and online communities


In some cases, she may also be able to help you find patients willing to share their stories on living with conditions like:

  • Rare diseases
  • Immune deficiency diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Blood diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cranial disease
  • Skin diseases
  • Mental illness