Laura Smith

Northeast Patient Advocacy
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Laura Smith

Northeast Patient Advocacy
Advocate Location
Dickson City , PA 18519
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
My name is Laura Smith, and I’m dedicated to ensuring that you get the information and help you need to manage your healthcare. With me as your patient advocate, you’ll benefit from my diverse nursing experience and first-hand knowledge of the complex medical system.

Patient advocacy is the role I embraced as a Registered Nurse and a Healthcare Administrator. As the nurse leader, I worked with hospitals, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, hospice care. As a Nursing Home Administrator, I coordinated care and communicated patient’s needs to their healthcare team including physicians, therapists, social workers, nurses, insurance representatives while ensuring quality of care. I served as a mediator in family meetings, worked with insurance case management and helped to resolve billing disputes and would like the opportunity to do the same for you or your loved one.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Pennsylvania and Northeast USA
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Having spent a large part of my career navigating the medical system, I found patient advocacy to be the most rewarding part of my job.

After one particularly busy week helping family members navigate through a transition of care, a medical crisis, and a nursing home complaint, my daughter asked, “What do people do who don’t know what you know?”
That simple question was my inspiration to begin my advocacy practice.
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Formal Education
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 2006
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Marywood University, Scranton, PA 2001
Nursing Home Administration
Community Medical Center School of Nursing, Scranton, PA 1992
Diploma in Nursing
Additional Skills
I specialize in senior care ,including dementia care. As a healthcare leader in an integrated health system, I have extensive knowledge of the various post acute care levels and can provide the information you need to determine the safest most cost effective level of care for you or your loved one.
Professional Affiliations
Board Certified Patient Advocate, 2020-Current MemberAmerican Nurse Association, 1999- Current
Member, Pennsylvania Nurse Association 1999 - Current
Member, Alliance Professional Healthcare Advocates 2019 -Current
Member, Advisory Board Lackawanna College 2019-Current
Member, Advisory Board Misericordia University, 2019 to Current
Member, UNICO National Scranton Chapter

Registered Nurse State of Pennsylvania 1992-Present
License #325634L
Nursing Home Administrator State of Pennsylvania 2002-Present
License #NH006190