Laurie Pereira

BCPA
UCan Health Advocacy
Laurie

Laurie Pereira

BCPA
UCan Health Advocacy
Advocate Location
Kildeer , IL 60047
Specialty
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(847) 383-0536 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
My goal as an advocate is to empower patients and their families so that they can make the most informed decisions about their health care. My services are tailored to the individual and his/her situation and can include sorting through important information about health conditions, helping to find specialized providers, exploring treatment options that are available, helping patients and their families prepare for appointments and coordinating care between providers. I specialize in newly diagnosed patients but am also available for guidance at any point along the way.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Illinois and United States
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I initially became interested in Healthcare Advocacy 18 years ago when a friends daughter nearly died from a serious virus. I advocated for getting her transferred to another hospital in the middle of the night and we were told she survived because of it. Many years later, I lost a friend because she was misdiagnosed because she didn't fit the profile of a particular illness. It is because of these experiences and others that I understand the importance of empowering patients and their families so that they can obtain the best care possible. Sometimes it requires thinking outside the box and sometimes it means asking the right questions. Having an advocate to listen, to support, and to be on your side, advocating for you, can make a huge difference.
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Formal Education
UCLA, B.A. Psychology, 1983
Northwestern University, MBA Hospital and Health Services Management, 1987
Professional Affiliations
Certifications/Memberships:
Certified by Patient Advocate Certification Board
Member of National Association Health Care Advocacy
Member of Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

Relevant Work/Volunteer Experience:
Health Advocacy work for 10 plus years
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Assistant Program Administrator
JourneyCare - Volunteer in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care
Rainbows for all Children - Facilitator of support groups for children experiencing loss
Lurie Children's Hospital - Volunteer in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
Mayo Clinic - Administrative Residency