Laurie Gelb

Profit by Change

Laurie Gelb

Profit by Change
Advocate Location
Seattle , WA 98125
Medical Guidance
(206) 672-7369
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
Having held senior roles in clinical settings, managed care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotech, while drawing on degrees in philosophy and public health, I help identify and inform next steps, using the patient's own context, whether there are multiple choices or "no good options."
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • My geographical area of practice is Offer tele-advocacy worldwide, and Seattle-area services when conditions permit
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
My husband was born with Marfan syndrome, acquired diabetes, and later died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In his final years, I left the job market to care for him. Our time together and of course the health care experiences that he had, inform my work.

At my first post-college job, at minimum wage in a busy hospital lobby, I began to realize the gap between expectations and reality in medicine. From there, I logged decades in health care, insurance, and manufacturer settings, launching new therapies while also helping patients and clinicians make the best use of existing options.

In each role, I tried to bring the "point of care" into the conference room. Now I also bring my conference room experiences to wherever health and life choices are framed and made.
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Formal Education
University of Texas, Master's degree in Public Health (MPH), 1990
University of Houston, BA, Philosophy & Business Administration, 1981
Additional Skills
Special expertise includes:
Optimizing settings for CPAP and BiPAP
Assistive technology options for people with sensory or mobility impairments
Mobility devices such as manual and power wheelchairs; patient lifts
Home health and end-of-life care that respect the patient's wishes and context

I am comfortable working within secular or religious worldviews, and am personally familiar with self-directed and assisted death.