Anthony Webb

Illumination Healthcare Advocacy

Anthony Webb

Illumination Healthcare Advocacy
Advocate Location
Dallas , TX 75248
Medical Guidance
(469) 663-8805
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
Whatever your age or background, developing a medical condition is scary enough; having to deal with the medical system on top of that can be completely overwhelming. However, you don't have to be afraid or alone. We partner with you and your healthcare team to help you become an engaged and active participant in your care so you can be confident that you and your team are making the best choices for you.

We help you understand what is going on--Not sure why you're having to do that procedure or test or what exactly your doctor wanted you to do with your old and new prescriptions? Every time you talk with your out of town parents and ask, "what did the doctor say about that," do you get the reply, "I'm not sure, but they want me to go do a test of some sort next week?" We review records and talk with your doctors to understand what their recommendations are and why. We then help translate the medical jargon and provide information and research about the treatment plans to you as often as you need and at whatever level of depth you want until you feel completely confident you understand your options. If you have concerns or feel that those options are not in line with your goals, we help you express those concerns with your healthcare team so together you can come up with a plan that takes into account your own goals of care.

We help you prepare for appointments--Maybe you have just received a new diagnosis and now have a referral to see a new specialist. Maybe it always seems like you never think of that one really important question you wanted an answer to until you've left the appointment. We can help you prepare so you can get the most out of your appointments by organizing your pertinent medical records to bring for your physician to review, discussing your concerns beforehand, and helping you come up with questions that you need answers to the most.

We accompany you to appointments--Often, it helps to have an extra set of ears to help get down everything your doctor recommends. It also helps to have someone there to remind you to ask that question you keep forgetting. We can be with you either in person or virtually depending on the circumstance to help make sure that all your questions are answered, all your concerns are addressed, and all the doctor's recommendations are remembered.

We organize your medical records--You may have had to change doctors due to moving or a change in insurance. You may be seeing a specialist for the first time. You may have seen many other doctors and received a million tests looking for answers. We help organize your records both in a way that is useful to you to understand what you've had done and also present them in a way that is quickly useful for physicians so that they can understand your medical history as well. The better understanding a doctor has about you and your medical history, the better able they are to help take care of you.

We help create your comprehensive health inventory--You or a loved one may know your entire medical history and medication list by heart, but what if you are incapacitated or they are unavailable in an emergency? We help organize all your medical records into an easily portable form that you can bring with you to the ER or doctor's office to help make sure your medical team has access to all the important information they need to take the best care of you.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • My geographical area of practice is Dallas, Texas and surrounding regions; teleadvocacy available
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
For over two decades, I had the privilege of helping patients through some of their toughest times as a hospital medicine physician. The aspect I felt had the most impact on my patients was the time spent educating them about their disease, presenting the treatment options, and helping them come up with a treatment plan that matched their goals. I saw firsthand that patients who could advocate for themselves or who had someone who could advocate for them not only felt more connected, confident, and informed, but also generally did better. There were fewer medication errors because they knew their medications and why they took them. There was less delay and duplication of testing because they knew their medical history and what testing they had been through before. There was less confusion and fewer chances for error because they asked questions until they felt comfortable with their understanding and raised objections whenever something didn’t seem right. There was less fear about their treatment plan because they worked with the doctor to create it. I decided I wanted to focus on patient advocacy because I saw far too many patients who didn’t have someone who could advocate for them. I saw patients too shocked by a recent diagnosis to even be able to process what they should be asking or doing. I saw many senior citizens living alone with concerned families living out of state just trying to figure out what’s been going on. I saw patients with so many medical conditions and so many medication changes that they couldn’t reasonably be expected to keep things straight on their own. There were far too many patients that I felt needed someone to be their advocate. I decided to focus fully on patient advocacy because being an advocate was actually what I enjoyed most about being a physician and felt that my medical background and experience gave me unique qualifications to take on that role. I’m the “friend, who’s a doctor” who can help interpret and translate the medical lingo to help patients and their families become more involved and knowledgeable about their care. I can arrange their records and medications in a way that is easily and quickly useful to other physicians to help improve care and reduce error. I can help them determine what questions they should be asking their doctor and help them express their concerns to the medical team as well. Most importantly, I can help them and their families become active participants in their healthcare so they can be in control of their decisions and feel confident in their care.
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Formal Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, M.D., 1998