Leah Christine

Healing Light Advocacy

Leah Christine

Healing Light Advocacy
Advocate Location
Homer , AK 99603
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
I am a patient advocate with a thirty year background in pharmacy and neurology. I have worked in hospitals and retail community pharmacies. I have worked in the ER and ICU.

1. Understand the Patient's Needs: I will listen carefully to your concerns and needs. I have the training and experience to understand your medical condition, medication regimen, and any challenges you are facing.

2. Review Medication Records: I have the skills to thoroughly look at the patient's medication records, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and any supplements. I will ensure you have the latest information on your medications and any potential interactions.

3. Educate the Patient: I can provide clear and concise information about your medications, including dosage instructions, potential side effects, and any necessary precautions. I will ensure you understand why you are taking each medication and how it will benefit you.

4. Assess Adherence: I will check the patient's adherence to their medication regimen. I will address any concerns you may have about side effects, cost, or other barriers that may be affecting your adherence.

5. Collaborate with Healthcare Providers: I will work closely with the patient's healthcare team, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. I will ensure open communication to streamline care and address any concerns.

6. Advocate for the Patient: I will advocate for the patient's needs within the healthcare system. This can include helping you navigate insurance issues, accessing financial assistance programs, or coordinating care between different providers.

7. Follow-up and Monitor Progress: I will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor the patient's progress and adjust their medication regimen as needed. I will be available to address any new concerns that may arise.

By following these steps, I can provide comprehensive support to patients as a pharmacist patient advocate.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is United States
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I have extensive experience in the healthcare system as a pharmacist. However, my decades long career did not prepare me to navigate the system from a patient’s perspective until my sister was diagnosed with cancer. During this time, I faced the challenges of working with expectations, being overwhelmed with appointments and diagnoses. I was able to catch medication errors and interactions. I had to figure out how to help support family members and my nieces throughout the process. I realized how scary and overwhelming it was to be in this position as a patient. I also was a patient myself undergoing multiple surgeries following a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. My life and abilities were changed overnight. I was able to use my experience in hospitals and neurology to advocate for my own recovery. I used my work experience to utilize therapies that t my care team did not have the time to discuss with me. I was able to customize and coordinate a plan that fit my expectations and goals which led to a recovery which I am proud of.
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Formal Education
St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 2003
University of Florida, 2014
Harvard University
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
  • Islamism/Muslim
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
Additional Skills
I have worked at military and community hospitals. I have a passion for neurology, including stroke, PTSD, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. This started with my area of study and specialties during my career and fully developed with time as a patient working as my own advocate.
Professional Affiliations
I have 30 years of experience in healthcare and 21 years as a pharmacist. I am certified in patient safety and medication reconciliation. I have experience as an in patient and community pharmacist. I worked as a manager in a long term care ICU. I have written several publications including, Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Synthetic Cathione and Cannabinoid Toxicity and Treatment and Evidence for Acupuncture.