- General healthcare guidance, which starts with an initial assessment to identify areas of concern
- Patient education, to help clarify diagnosis, goals of treatment, as well as treatment options
- Research and vet health sources, to keep patients/clients up-to-date with credible information
- Individualized care planning, prioritizing goals and needs to create a roadmap to better health
- Precise care coordination, to save you time and energy in getting access to the care you need
- Monitor medication list and update changes, to help avoid medication errors
- Advance preparation for doctor's visits highlighting concerns, and optimizing time spent with providers
- Accompany to doctor's office to support visit optimization and clarity in next steps, post visit
- Communication and service as a liaison between providers, to reduce missed information
- Transition of Care planning and execution, to help eliminate mishaps and reduce readmissions
- Decision Support by researching and locating providers, to help you make informed decisions
- Scheduled maintenance visits as needed, to follow up on well being and provide peace of mind
- Referrals to resources and service that may not be well known to the general public
- Caregiver support to help ensure caregivers have access to information, services, and resources
- Track and update progress and interactions, to keep families informed about their loved ones.
- I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
- I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is West Coast of Florida from North and East of Hudson Florida
Prior to the diagnosis, in my fifteen years in work as a Medical Education Researcher, I had already discovered that there was a huge communication gap between patients and their physicians, as well as between the providers themselves.
But now it had hit home. Due to the complexities of the healthcare system itself, fragmented care, and complications of cancer treatment, my husband had three visits to the emergency room being admitted each time, 40 days in the hospital, 18 days in ICU, and a trauma surgery. This series of health events almost cost him his life, not once, not twice, but three times.
I am so grateful to say that he is now doing very well and cancer free, but had I not been able to navigate, communicate, collaborate, investigate, coordinate, educate and stay diligent throughout this very serious crisis, I am certain we would have experienced a very different outcome.
Also, during the time of my husband's illness, I had the opportunity to meet an elderly lady who was a resident at a nursing home, where my daughter worked as a nurse. She had mistaken me for one of the staff members at the facility, and when I shared with her that I was just visiting my daughter who worked there, her response was "I sure wish I had a daughter like you." She will never know the impact that her words had on the trajectory of my life.
After discovering the dire need for advocacy through my husband's experience, and hearing this lady's comment, I knew I was being called to step into my purpose as a Patient Advocate without delay. I knew I was being called to act and become a voice for the voiceless, and specifically for the aging and the elderly.
I immediately began my studies to become a Patient Advocate, while my husband was still hospitalized in the intensive care unit. I am now a Board Certified Patient Advocate and am pleased and honored to serve.