Rachel L Vaughters

BCPA, NC L&H Insurance License, Notary Public
Rachel Vaughters, BCPA
Rachel

Rachel L Vaughters

BCPA, NC L&H Insurance License, Notary Public
Rachel Vaughters, BCPA
Advocate Location
Raleigh , NC 27613
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the complexities of the healthcare system? Do you find yourself researching online to try to diagnose yours or your loved ones medical ailments because your Dr’s rush or don’t practice “active listening?” Are you interested in exploring holistic alternatives to supplement your medical care? I can help!

I became a Board Certified Patient Advocate, because I have genuine passion for helping clients and their loved ones find solutions when their healthcare needs become complex and overwhelming. As a caregiver, advocate, and care manager to my own family, I am experienced in several areas of Advocacy; Medical Guidance, Decision Support, and Holistic Alternatives complementary to conventional healthcare. I offer care coordination with goal-oriented care plans, all while providing empathetic, patient-centered support.

I specialize in helping adults find solutions when they are overwhelmed and aren't sure what to do next. I offer a variety of services, including patient advocacy and education for those with chronic conditions who need compassionate, strong, collaborative communication between healthcare providers, insurance companies, caregivers, and their families. I also provide care management, resource coordination, aging in place, independent living and retirement communities. alternative housing placement assistance for “differently-abled” individuals, I/DD, and special needs. I also hold the NC license for Life and Health Insurance since 2006, and the NC Notary Public commission.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is North Carolina and SW FL - Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I have my own health story that began in Miami, Florida when I was 17 years old in high school. At the time, the American Heart Association started a preventative program in high schools to check vitals including blood pressures of the students. Low and behold, my blood pressure was high, even after a 25-pound weight loss. As many Dr's say: "with every pound lost, your blood pressure will go down." Unfortunately, I did not fall into that category. So I started taking my first blood pressure medicine, which was the beginning of my journey of hereditary health ailments, but that's NOT what inspired me to become a patient advocate. So enough about me.....

In the Fall of 2018, my father, a retired, well-respected, successful real estate attorney, who worked into his late 70's, asked me to help him after his health took a turn for the worse. I was fortunate to have amazing, supportive parents my entire life, so it was an easy decision to honor his first ever, large request. I decided to quit my corporate job in Research Triangle Park, NC, gather my dog and belongings, and move back to Miami, into the same house I grew up in. I cared for my father and assisted my mother, his wife of 63 years, until he passed away right before Thanksgiving in 2019. My father, who was always active, had become debilitated by end stage heart and renal failure. He was on dialysis four times per week, had diabetes, hypertension, gout, brain fog, loss of appetite, neuropathy, and a few other ailments.
I experienced firsthand, just how difficult and complex the healthcare system can be. He was in/out of the hospital and had I not been with him watching over his care during one of those hospital stays, he would have been a product of medical error by being doubly medicated during a nurses shift change. He repeatedly thanked me and said he wouldn’t have lived those bonus 14 months, if I hadn’t advocated on his behalf. I was fortunate to be able to quit my corporate job to care for him, and would do it all over again. To honor my father, and my own desire to help others in an effort to make a small difference in this world, I chose to leave corporate sales for good and become a patient advocate.
I believe everyone should receive the BEST of the profit-driven healthcare system that doesn’t always provide excellent options. My work is about supporting you, the patient, loved one, or caregiver. Hiring an experienced Independent Professional Patient Advocate like myself, helps empower you to bring peace-of-mind in obtaining optimum medical care. It would be an honor to help you or your loved one.

I was the former (Feb. 2024,) Area Manager and Care Manager for Arosa Integrated Home Care, care management/advocacy, nursing services, and Guardianship/HCPOA services for three offices in the Triangle, NC

I am available immediately to advocate for you or your loved ones and look forward to speaking to you during the complimentary discovery call!
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Formal Education
University of Florida, B.S. Communications, 1990
Faith Experience
  • Judaism
Additional Skills
Specialties include: Care Management for anyone seeking assistance with navigating healthcare, chronic diseases like Heart & Renal Failure, Hypertension, Diabetes, Back Pain Management, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, Lymphedema, Housing and Home Care Research, Long Term Care Policies and reimbursements, Advocacy for Integrative Medicine and Holistic Therapeutic Additions to Treatment.

Speak, read, and understand some Spanish. Fluent Spanish interpreter and some French available upon request.
Professional Affiliations
N.C. Notary Public Commission, 2021
BCPA, May, 2020 Active through 2026
N.C. Life and Health Insurance License since 2006
N.C. Coalition on Aging Member, since 2021
APHA Professional Member, since 2020
HealthAdvocateX Professional Member, 2020