Tammy Porter


Tammy Porter

Advocate Location
Palm Desert , CA 92211
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
We serve patients of any age currently receiving medical care in a facility such as a hospital (inpatient, outpatient, or ER), long-term care (LTC), skilled care (SNF), or Inpatient Rehab. We also serve patients receiving outpatient care from one or more providers such as frequent medical appointments, oncology, home health, etc.

How we help:

Assistance with transitions of care from one healthcare setting to another.
Facilitating understanding of medical information that requires decision-making on part of patients and/or caregivers.
Communicating and collaborating with medical teams on behalf of patients/caregivers.
Collection and reviewing information regarding a patient’s care and personal history.
Providing education and referrals for resources.
Coordination of medical care.
Attending medical appointments and communicating with physicians & nurses.
Creating and maintaining an accurate medication list.
Assistance with insurance and benefits.
At your side, when and where you need us.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is National
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I started this nurse-patient advocacy business after more than 30 years of witnessing the healthcare challenges close friends, neighbors, and complete strangers continue to experience without any help in understanding the complexity of processes in hospitals, treatments, decision-making in health crises, billing, and the list goes on! In addition, I have witnessed the frustration in our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers when all they want to do is care for their patients – you.

MyHealth.MyAdvocate is intended to relieve the stress associated with healthcare for both patients and caregivers, as well as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. As a trusted partner in your or your loved one’s care, we support you through your current crises so medical teams can focus on your health and wellness.
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Formal Education
Duke University, DNP, Doctorate of Nursing Practice 2020
Southern IL University-Carbondale, MLS, Masters of Legal Studies-Health Law and Policy, 2010
Southern IL University-Edwardsville, BSN, Bachelors of Science-Nursing, 2002
Rend Lake College, ADN, Associates Degree Nursing, 1995
Faith Experience
  • Christianity
Professional Affiliations
Certified Six Sigma Master Change Agent - GE Healthcare
Certified Parish Nurse
Certificate of Nursing Education

American Case Management Association (ACMA)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Case Management Society of America (CMSA) – Serve on a national committee.
National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Sigma Theta Tau
Phi Theta Kappa
Golden Key Honor Society
Developed a patient advocate business, MyHealth.MyAdvocate
Presented six state-wide programs for the Missouri League of Nursing on CMS and the Affordable Care Act for nursing home administrators in 2013
Nominated for 2012 Spirit of Southeast Management Award for professionalism and outstanding service
Provide independent healthcare consulting for physicians, patients, and attorneys as contracted; billing, documentation and medical review/CMS audits

- Porter, T., Turner, K., McMillian-Bohler, J., & De Gagne, J. (2020). Improving care of skilled nursing patients: Implementation of early sepsis recognition.
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