Kristen Hoatson

MA, BCPA, CSA
Alongside Advocates, LLC
Kristen

Kristen Hoatson

MA, BCPA, CSA
Alongside Advocates, LLC
Advocate Location
Maple Grove , MN 55311
Specialty
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Insurance & Billing
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
As a Board Certified Patient Advocate and a Certified Senior Advisor, I can help you in your healthcare/ aging journey. I can save you time, money, and stress by helping you understand your options, access resources, and overcome barriers to care. My services include helping you navigate the system, coordinating care, serving as a medical companion, helping you age in place safely or find other housing options, aiding with advanced directives, and assisting with insurance and billing issues. I specialize in helping seniors and caregivers, and with my mediation training, I can help your family have better conversations related to aging and health concerns.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I can also serve clients nationwide remotely.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
In 2016 my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes while we were living overseas. I was scared, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many times, I wished that I had had someone to walk me through the process, rather than me trying to reinvent the wheel. When I learned about the field of patient advocacy, I realized that I could become the person I had wished for and hopefully make someone else's journey a little easier.
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Formal Education
- Graduate Certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy, University of Wisconsin, 2021
- Dallas International University, MA Language Development, 2001
- University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA Social Work 1993
Additional Skills
- Board Certified Patient Advocate
- Certified Senior Advisor
- Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice (listed on the Alternative Dispute Resolution civil roster)
Professional Affiliations
- Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
- Greater National Advocates
- Health AdvocateX
- National Association of Healthcare Advocacy
- Society of Certified Senior Advisors