Io Dolka

MS
GreyZone Health
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Io Dolka

MS
GreyZone Health
Advocate Location
Seattle , WA 98102
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(206) 895-0843 Email Advocate
*Greater National Advocates Terms of Use Apply
How I Can Help
At GreyZone Health we are a team of healthcare advocates, including nurses and a veteran family medicine physician, helping people with difficult to diagnose, rare, and complex medical conditions find answers and improve their quality of life.

Based in Seattle, Washington, we serve patients around the state and around the world, virtually or in person. 

How we can assist you:  

- Help assess your medical situation and provide assistance on how to proceed. 

- Prepare for and accompany you to provider appointments, in person or remotely via secure Zoom/your provider's video source or via phone call.

- Help you find the appropriate providers while searching for a diagnosis of your symptoms.

- Coordinate care between various providers (outside of the hospital).

- Obtain, transfer, streamline, organize and digitize medical records – create actionable summaries and visual timelines you can take to your doctors with only the pertinent information needed.

- Help you understand your current diagnosis, learn more about your condition, and harness available patient wisdom.

- Guide you through making a plan and filling out advanced directives for times when you might not be able to make medical decisions in case of an accident, prior to surgeries or during sudden illness like COVID-19.

- Research treatment options, including clinical trials, transplant centers, research studies, and others. 

- Identify and connect you to appropriate resources regarding your care, needs at home, medication management and everything else around your medical care. 

- Support you through managing a chronic condition. Help with medication management, monitoring new and existing symptoms, discuss new and upcoming treatment options, and serve as an advisor to you and your provider team. 

- Assist with transitions including hospital admissions, stay and discharge; transfer to another facility, care center or home.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Seattle, WA, nationwide and international
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I formed GreyZone after seeing first-hand how complicated it was for people with complex medical conditions to obtain an accurate diagnosis of their symptoms. My experience was a testing, decade-long journey from health to bed-ridden sickness and back. This journey taught me not to take anything for granted and to keep pushing for answers until a clear understanding exists of what is wrong and an effective treatment plan is put in place.

I feel honored and humbled every time a new client trusts us with their problems. It is a privilege to try to help, and we do so with the utmost care and determination. Our happy past clients are a testament to our commitment and focus on high-touch service and results.
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Formal Education
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Certificate in Patient Advocacy (2013)
University of Maryland - Master of Science (2005)
Deree College - Bachelor of Science (1998)
Language Proficiency
  • Greek
Additional Skills
I speak fluent modern Greek and would be happy to help Greek immigrants or Greeks seeking health advocate services around the world in their own language.
Professional Affiliations
MEMBERSHIPS
Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA)
National Association of Healthcare Advocacy (NAHAC)
Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA)
Greater National Advocates (GNA)

VOLUNTEER WORK
Patient Stakeholder - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Health Care Horizon Scanning System (HCHSS) - 2020-today
Member - Washington Patient Safety Coalition Diagnostic Workgroup (2019 - today)
Member, Patient Engagement Committee - Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (2015 - today)
Co-Founder, Executive Director, Board Member - Washington State Health Advocacy Association (2011-2014)
Founding Steering Committee member - establishment of the Patient Advocate Certification Board and the certification credential (2012-2015)
Advisory Board Member - Certificate in Care Management, University of Washington (2013-2015)