Personal Medical Consultant
The Lindsay Group
Doug Lindsay’s remarkable health odyssey from bedbound, disabled college dropout to a one-of-
a-kind Medical MacGyver has been covered by CNN, PEOPLE Magazine, the BBC, the
Guardian, Dr. Oz, and others.
Doug got sick at 21 and spent 11 years homebound and bedbound. When no doctors could tell
him what was wrong or what would help, he chose to become the lead researcher into his own
condition. Working from the hospital bed in his living room, Doug was able to figure out what
was wrong, develop novel treatments to keep his condition at bay, and eventually develop the
innovative surgery used to fix his rare autonomic-adrenal condition. During his 14 years spent
as a patient-researcher, Doug developed new uses for five existing prescription drugs, won a
national first court case protecting patients’ rights, and worked with 35 senior faculty at 28
Once well, Doug completed his degree. He’s a standing ovation TEDx speaker, a featured
speaker at Stanford Medicine X, and a keynote speaker who addresses corporate and
conference audiences to rave reviews.
Doug Lindsay is a private, for-hire Personal Medical Consultant that helps a small number of rare
disease and complex condition patients each year to get help in the medical system. He is Co-
Chair of PCORI’s Congressionally-mandated Rare Disease Advisory Panel, Co-Chair of a board at
Washington University School of Medicine, and was an adviser to the NIH’s ACTIV-1 IM
international COVID therapeutics research study. Doug is the subject of an upcoming
documentary and has been in talks on a film covering his life and work.