How I Can Help
I use a two-prong approach, advocacy and education, when I am assisting clients and their families. While advocating for the best possible care with the goal of getting the best possible outcome, I also educate the client(s)on their medical condition, advise them on various options and how to best manage their condition through either conventional and/or alternative medicine protocols, and we work on their own advocacy skills so that the client(s) masters agency. The following is my Personal Statement: I am most interested in being a source of strength while providing sound medical knowledge and guidance to assist anyone that is struggling with a health issue or health crisis. My goal is to assist clients in making informed decisions regarding any area of their health in order to achieve their best optimal health and wellbeing.
Important Information About Me
- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is South Carolina
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
While my background in the health care arena has afforded me a multitude of experiences, it was during the years of my own personal health care crisis (2006-2012) that drew me to look beyond the limitations of Western medicine as I struggled to heal my mind, body and spirit in unison. My journey to healing has been long and tumultuous. It began with a botched surgery to remove a pelvic mass. This was followed by a misdiagnosis and years of being mismanaged all while struggling to navigate a complex, fragmented health care system. For years, I felt like I was drowning. I became angry, anxious and depressed with overwhelming feelings of helplessness, all while trying to raise three young children. It is mind boggling to reflect on all that I experienced, especially since my husband, a General Surgeon, and I are well educated and well connected in our medical community. I knew that I did not want anyone to go through what I experienced. I knew that if I could experience such failures of care, others less knowledgeable and connected to medicine were more at risk than I. I knew that I wanted to "pay it forward" with all that I had learned. Becoming an Independent RN Patient Advocate became my passion and calling.