Carolyn Trend

Trend Health Advocacy

Carolyn Trend

Trend Health Advocacy
Advocate Location
Flemington , NJ 08822
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
While I do not offer medical advice, I explain complex issues in plain English and bridge communication gaps to ensure my clients understand their health conditions and the treatment plans recommended by their physicians. I prepare clients for upcoming appointments, accompany them (virtually or in person for local clients) to these visits, speak directly to their medical team, and provide written summaries of these interactions. I research options for second opinions, specialized diagnostic and treatment centers, and clinical trials to help my clients get the answers they need and the excellent care they deserve.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is in-person services locally and remote services nationwide.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
Although I spent years helping patients and their families navigate the complex, often frustrating healthcare system, it was only when my own father was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness that I truly understood the overwhelming stress that accompanies the illness of a loved one. While I had the knowledge and experience to communicate with my father's medical team and to make sure my dad understood his diagnosis and treatment, I realized that most people don't have the advantage of a medical degree to help their loved ones (or themselves) receive the best care possible.

On more than one occasion, my family asked, "What do people do if they don't have a daughter who is a doctor?" Although not everyone has a family member who is a physician, I wanted every patient and caregiver to have what they deserved: a doctor in their corner.
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Formal Education
UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson (Rutgers) Medical School, Doctor of Medicine, 2000

Bryn Mawr College, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, 1994-1995

Dickinson College, B.A. English, 1994
Faith Experience
  • Catholicism
Professional Affiliations
I have more than 20 years of experience practicing clinical medicine.

Pediatric Residency, Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2000-2003

Pediatric Chief Residency, Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2003-2004

American Board of Pediatrics, Board-certified, 2003-present