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Jewels Doskicz, RN

Flagstaff, AZ


Jewels is an Arizona based RN with 21 years of experience. She’s a passionate patient advocate, health consultant, freelance health writer, and long distance cyclist. Dedicated to improving the patient experience, Doskicz combines her unique perspective as both professional and patient. She moderates the #DCDE diabetes Twitter chat and blogs at, a resource for people living with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Both she and her daughter live healthfully with multiple autoimmune diseases.

AVAILABILITY: 10-20 hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Clinical Healthcare - Health system Healthcare - Medical Devices Healthcare - Online Communities Healthcare - Patient & Family Advisory Councils
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Health Data Tracking Online Moderation Peer Support Social Media Social Networking
Health Perspective
Patient Caregiver Healthcare Provider Advocate
Health Conditions
Celiac Disease Diabetes - Type 1 Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain) Rheumatoid Arthritis
Registered Nurse at Flagstaff Medical Center
June 1995 – Present

Currently working in the pre-operative and recovery room unit as a registered nurse caring for the entire age spectrum. Twenty-one years of nursing experience includes: pediatrics, labor and delivery, OR, post-partum, diabetes education, geriatrics, home health, psych, med-surg, and interim nursing care for PICU and ICU patients.

Twitter Chat Moderator/ Freelance Writer at Alliance Health Networks
May 2013 – Present

Contributor for Diabetic Connect, a diabetes online community. Produce original and curated content on healthy living with diabetes as a community online advocate and freelance writer.
Creator and moderator of a weekly educational diabetes Twitter chat #DCDE (Diabetic Connect Diabetes Education) with expert guests every Tuesday at 9pm EST.

Freelance Health Writer at Multiple Outlets

Freelance health writing with pieces that are focused on health tech, research, and treatments that are changing the face of health care.

Outlets I've written for include: Philips Healthcare, LifeZette, Alliance Health, Lifetime Daily and others.

Please see my LinkedIn profile for links to my writing.

Insulin Pump Trainer at OmniPod
January 2011 – Present

Provide diabetes education, insulin pump initiation and support to patients and their families. Training includes diet, blood sugar, bolus/ basal management and extensive insulin pump training.

Creator, Freelance Writer, Health Consultant at
January 2011 – Present

Health blogger, e-patient, and creator of where I write about healthy living with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.

Previous work and volunteerism can be found at LinkedIn

Please visit my LinkedIn page for further work history, experience and volunteerism.

Bachelors, Social Psychology
University of Connecticut
September 1988 – May 1992
Storrs, CT, United States

Associates, Registered Nursing Program
Northampton Community College
September 1993 – May 1995
Bethlehem, PA, United States

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