Let me help you get the care you deserve.
As a board-certified patient advocate and health & wellness coach I can assist you on your journey through a new diagnosis, dealing with multiple diagnoses or chronic illness and finding peace of mind.
What is a Professional Patient Advocate?
A patient advocate is someone who assists patients and families with navigating the healthcare system, enhancing continuity of care, acting as a liaison between patient and physician, facilitators of access to health services and coordination.
Nothing compares to knowing someone is in your corner working for you or your family member.
I am available to assist on short-term issues for acute conditions or develop longer-term relationship when experiencing chronic conditions.
As a health & wellness coach I will be with you every step of the way to assist with increased quality of life and self-management of your health journey.
As a Professional Patient Advocate I can:
Assist with navigating the healthcare system
Facilitate access to health services/resources
Act as liaison with your physicians ensuring continuity of care
Coordinate care so all providers involved have all the medical information
Assist with finding appropriate providers to address your specific needs
Empower patients to make informed decisions and actively participate in their care
Assist and monitor patients during hospital stays to ensure needs are met
Arrange and attend medical appointments
Assist with transitions including hospital admissions, discharge, transfer to another facility, skilled nursing or home
Ensure your voice is heard
As a Health & Wellness Coach I can:
Offer emotional support and coping skills
Provide self-management support
Help you understand your diagnosis and learn more about your condition
Improve health literacy through education
Provide nutrition education for your specific needs (heart healthy, diabetes, celiac, anti-inflammatory)
Offer consistent follow-up and address needs or obstacles to following doctor recommendations/orders
Take time to understand your health goals and priorities and assist with communicating your needs to your providers
Monitor progress and advocate for appropriate care
Wellness coaching for healthy lifestyle changes and prevention
What I Don’t Do
I do not give medical advice, diagnose or give second opinions.
I do not bill your insurance.
I do not transport clients in my personal vehicle.
I do not provide hands-on treatments.
I am committed to working with you or your family member in addressing your top priorities, helping you understand all of information given to you regarding diagnosis, treatment options and what questions to ask so you can make the best-informed decisions regarding your or your family member’s care.