Jonathan Sommers

Tikkun Patient Advocates

Jonathan Sommers

Tikkun Patient Advocates
Advocate Location
Denver , CO 80202
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Insurance & Billing
TeleAdvocacy Available
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How I Can Help
My name is Jonathan and, as a cancer survivor, I intimately know how a serious diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused, and with more questions than answers. In this ocean of unknowns, patients and their families often find themselves wanting to grasp onto something tangible and to be connected. Connected to answers, to medical professionals, to resources, to hope and even themself. That’s where I come in.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is USA
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
After going through my own cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2012 and really relying upon people who shared a similar experience, I found myself compelled to give to others that which was so freely given to me. It started with working with patients one-on-one and over the years, I've had the honor of working with hundreds of patients and their family members. I intimately know the confusion and fear that comes with a serious diagnosis and I also know how tremendously beneficial empathetic support from someone who has been there can be. With each person that I work with, I think back to what it was like to be in that place and in the capacity as their advocate, I try to bring my years of patient and clinical experience to help improve your health outcomes
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Formal Education
Miami University, Bachelors of Arts, 2005
Professional Affiliations
I’m an independent Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and also a research advocate with over a decade of experience working in oncology (cancer). As an independent patient advocate, I work for you and your well-being is my top priority. As a research advocate, I collaborate on national patient-centered projects that improve outcomes and the medical system on a whole. Some of my work that focuses on systematic changes include:

Serving on SWOG's (a cooperative groups of the National Cancer Institute) Patient Advocate, Digital Engagement, and Adolescent Young Adult committees where I present twice a year

I've twice published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and have other forthcoming submissions for publication

Presentation with USC at the Adolescent Young Adult Global Congress

2020 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

Featured in Cancer Today Magazine

Guest on The Cancer Support Community Podcast

Worked on several PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) grants

AYA@USC Patient and Family Advisory Council Member

Samfund/Expect Miracles Foundation grant reviewer

Primary Investigator on study that incorporates digital tools to improve patient outcomes

Launched a pilot project that reformed the Los Angeles Unified School Health curriculum to include importance of screening for testicular cancer