Healthcare Tips from the Patient Advocate
How to Survive in our Healthcare System?
For the best outcomes possible, patients must take greater control of his or her own healthcare.
- Know your lab numbers.
- Obtain hardcopies of medical records.
- Ask more questions.
- Patients need to be more aware and take charge.
- Do not wait to get sick.
Most important have an in-depth discussion of end-of life care issues, including what is palliative and hospice care and a discussion of the importance of creating advanced directives now, while you’re still healthy.
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Why should I have to hire a Patient Health Advocate-Private Case Manager, isn’t that what my physician does?
Doctors and their office staff simply aren’t allowed the time or resources to provide the extra assistance. Professional Patient Advocates and Case managers will take the time to navigate the complex medical maze, just focusing on YOUR needs. Your healthcare decisions need to be made with you not for you! When you are an active member of your healthcare team, your results will improve.
No. Our services are private pay. We are professional health advocates working in a privately owned company. We work directly for you and have YOUR best interest at heart.
Absolutely! We often work with the friends of patients and people whose loved ones live far away or are otherwise prevented from taking care of their relative or friend in person.
Yes. Assistance for patients all over the US is available. We can research your diagnosis, treatment options and available specialists. We can review your insurance plan, coverage and bills, assist you with Advanced Directives for your Health Care and get referrals for legal assistance for financial and health power of attorney.
We offer objectivity that is often difficult to achieve during times of medical crisis.
We have extensive knowledge about the health care system, and can assist you with resources.
You know when you contact us by phone or email that you will get a personal and timely response.