Lorie Gardner

Healthlink Advocates
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Lorie Gardner

Healthlink Advocates
Advocate Location
Chatham , NJ 07928
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Insurance & Billing
(973) 556-4324
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
As a team of nurse advocates and insurance advocates, we assist clients navigate the medical and insurance system. We conduct the following services:

1. Assist clients understand their diagnosis, treatment options and review clinical trials

2. Attend physician visits and/or prepare an agenda for the visit and a list of questions

3. Coordinate care upon discharge from the hospital or subacute facilities

4. Assist with finding appropriate senior living facilities or referrals for aging in place safely

5. Monitor hospitalizations and liaise with healthcare team

6. Organize medical records

7. Review insurance plan and medical bills, negotiation of bills & appeals

8. Provide options for second opinions

9. Provide health and wellness coaching to patients and families.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Located in New Jersey serving the NY NJ metropolitan area as well as remote advocacy and consulting country wide.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
As a Registered Nurse, I observed many family members including my spouse get stuck in the complexities and fragmentation of our healthcare system with misdiagnoses and potential unnecessary surgeries. I knew that each and every person needed a nurse advocate at their side. Someone who could understand and liaise with the medical providers in a professional manner providing the needed information to assist the patient make the best decision and get the best care.

I also observed as a young nurse at a large acute care hospital in Manhattan, that there was a strong mind body connection related to how my patients navigated an illness. I recently became one of the first nationally board certified health & wellness coaches to add to my credentials allowing me to partner with my clients to facilitate behavior change so that they can achieve all of their health goals
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Formal Education
Niagara University, RN BSN, 1978
Additional Skills
As a RN and a Nationally Board Health & Wellness Coach I have the unique ability to navigate health issues but also provide excellent coaching communication to ensure the best outcomes for all. I can provide coaching to improve health outcomes and prevent disease.

As a Certified Parish Nurse, I am trained to support an individuals spiritual needs and end of live wishes and long range life planning.