Myra Katz

PA-C, BCPA,
Katz Patient Advocate Inc.
Myra

Myra Katz

PA-C, BCPA,
Katz Patient Advocate Inc.
Advocate Location
Baltimore , MD 21209
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(410) 213-3781 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
As a Physician Assistant with over thirty years of experience, mainly in oncology and hospital based care, I have learned how to be my own advocate, how to advocate for others and how to teach you how to be your own advocate. I am a researcher, educator and listener. I have learned my way around my "broken system" and will help guide you during times of crisis, and when you don't know where to turn. I will not provide medical advice but will help you make educated decisions for your medical problems. I focus on people with new diagnosis, and will give you a plan on how to go forward when you have too many questions, and don't know where to turn for answers. I am patient, calm and understanding. I can be with you in person (if feasible), zoom, online or the phone. I have also been trained in The Five Wishes, a comprehensive living will, which everyone should have and understand, and will work with you on this.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • My geographical area of practice is Baltimore, Washington DC and nationally
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
My mother died when was 16, and there was so many unanswered questions. I knew I wanted to be in medicine, but I didn't know what. I "fell into" the Physician Assistant profession, and felt I did best when talking and helping patients and their families in times of crisis. I realized that I have the ability to deal with death, dying and the reality that the illness you or your loved has may be terminal. I decided to leave being a PA full time and devote myself to being a patient advocate. Everyone needs an advocate, and I know the way around the doctors offices and hospitals and can work with you to make your experience easier. Becoming a death doula has been an incredible experience, and I am very comfortable in discussing end of life care, living wills and The Five Wishes.
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Formal Education
George Washington University School of Medicine and Allied Health, BS Physician Assistant 1978
Additional Skills
Working with families with terminal illnesses and cancer has made me a much better listener, and more compassionate. Being Jewish I understand the ways that many Jewish people handle illness, but have been fortunate enough to work with chaplains, and priests, and understand and respect everyones feelings towards their own health care and that of their loved ones.
Mostly, I am non judgmental, will help guide you and your family members to making the best decision for you.
I also am very familiar with end of life care, living wills, and can help put these together.
Professional Affiliations
Certified Patient Advocate, March 2018-March 2021
Certified Cancer Navigator George Washington University Cancer Center
End of Life Care Specialist Gilchrist Hunt Valley Maryland
Death Doula
Board Member Jewish Hospice Program Hunt Valley Maryland
Co-Chair Social Action Committee Beth El Congregation Maryland