Rae Drazin

Rae E. Drazin, Ph.D., Patient Advocate
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Rae Drazin

Rae E. Drazin, Ph.D., Patient Advocate
Advocate Location
Beverly Hills , CA 90211
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
My practice is focused on medical navigation with a goal of ensuring that each of my clients obtains the best and most appropriate health care. My clients are individuals who have recently been informed of a serious diagnosis and are overwhelmed and in need of support; individuals who suffer from chronic conditions; or those in need of complex care. I help my clients to understand their medical diagnosis and condition, help them wade through conflicting medical advice, help in decision-making regarding treatment options, and help identify the best practitioners for their condition. I accompany them to medical appointments to ensure that all questions will be answered and that good communication exists among all the client's practitioners. I aim to empower my clients to take control of their healthcare decisions by sharing my scientific expertise.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Los Angeles area
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Having always had a love for science and research, I decided to enter into a doctoral program in microbiology. I was always drawn to the medical aspects of the field; thus, my dissertation on the protein responsible for the disease of diphtheria. Several years doing cancer research as a postdoctoral fellow sharpened my analytical and writing skills. With research grants difficult to obtain, I gravitated to teaching biology at the university level; then directed the microbiology/toxicology departments of several laboratories performing FDA testing; and in the late 80's started a consulting company serving the medical device and pharma industries. All along, I was the "go-to" person when my friends and family required help with medical issues--"should I get a second opinion? Is this the best doctor for me?" I loved helping them, often by using my research and analytical skills. In essence, I was a volunteer patient advocate. When the profession of patient advocacy emerged, I knew this was what I wanted to do. This newest career choice is my passion.
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Formal Education
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Ph.D. Microbiology, 1972.
Language Proficiency
  • Hebrew
Faith Experience
  • Judaism
Additional Skills
Written communication learned from scientific papers

Verbal communication learned from teaching at the university level

Familiarity with hospital equipment learned from consulting for medical device companies

Familiarity with pharmaceuticals learned from consulting for pharma companies

Analytical skills learned from research and training in the sciences
Professional Affiliations
Postdoctoral fellow in department of hematology/oncology UCLA School of Medicine

Published articles in scientific journals

Adjunct professor of biology at Calif State University, Fullerton, CA

Director of Microbiology/Toxicology departments in several FDA-registered laboratories in Los Angeles, CA

President of Science Consultants to Industry, a consulting company serving medical device and pharma industries.

Judge, California Science Fair (annual event)

Member of APHA and NAHAC