Navigating through the US Healthcare System can be difficult and frustrating. This has initiated a new role, the Professional Healthcare Advocate. Advocates backgrounds are varied and include nurses, social workers, geriatric care managers or other health care professional. There are also advocates who specialize in insurance or medical legal issues. Professional Healthcare Advocates do not accept insurance as they are not working for a company, they are advocating on your behalf.
The field of Professional Healthcare Advocates was launched out of the patient rights movement of the 1970s.
By the early 1990s Healthcare Advocates, Inc. determined that there were no organizations helping patients, one patient at a time. By 2007, it was accepted that patients need personal assistance from healthcare advocates would have to come from the private sector.
Since then Professional Healthcare Advocacy has grown as a profession and tool for individuals and families.
My mission is to educate the public that they do not have to go thru their medical care journey alone. There is help out there!