Prompt, expert prepared
Aid in medical decision-making
with available resources
What Is A Patient Advocate?
Patient Advocates focus on guiding patients through the ever changing world of healthcare and empowering individuals to make the best decisions possible for their health. They are experts in information gathering, and ensure clients have the information they need to make individualized healthcare decisions.
I had been a caregiver to my husband for eight years who had dementia. In June 2017, he was placed in an assisted living facility. Less than two months after that I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was so overwhelmed that everything became a blur. At that point, David and Marilyn stepped in and not only were they my family but they became my advocates. Marilyn was going over my medical records constantly and David was coordinating my appointments for me and making sure someone stepped in to help with his stepfather. This was one of the hardest times in my life, but I knew I wanted to live, and God meant for me to live. By having someone advocate for me, I could focus on my mental and physical health. Everyone needs an advocate. I focused on getting better and in April 2019, I travelled to China with my closest friends and climbed the Great Wall! What an amazing experience. I’ve learned to live with my cancer and know that I am living my best life.
How Whitley Patient Advocates Help
- Our expert knowledge in health care can quickly assess your situation and help you prioritize your needs.
- We will promptly develop a plan that is individualized and flexible to optimize your needs.
- We are not influenced by the bottom line of health care organizations or insurers. We focus only on your needs.
- We offer consultative support to large groups and organizations through individualized presentations while having vast knowledge and experience to support you as facilitators, coaches, and educators for patient advocacy.
How We Guide You To Health Care Success!
Schedule A Call
During our initial free telephone consultation, we’ll pinpoint your immediate and long-range needs.
Get Your Personalized
Plan of Action
We will create a Plan of Action during our Assessment call and outline all of the services that will benefit you walking you through how we can help.
Live Worry Free
Get peace of mind by having a certified patient advocate in your corner.
How Whitely Patient Advocates Has Helped Others
Amy Griffin, MD, FACEP
Medical Director of Children’s Emergency Dept.
Wake Med Health & Hospitals
I was privileged to work with David Whitley from 2004-2014 while he was a respiratory therapist at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. David is an exceptional respiratory therapist; he is always professional, has an excellent work ethic, his management plans are always evidence based and well thought out. David would always advocate for the patients and the families making sure their needs were met.
Sherry Freake MHSM, BN RN
Former COO and VP of Acute Care
Central Health, NL, Canada
I was extremely fortunate to work with Marilyn Whitley from 2014-2017 as the Director of Site Operations at Central Regional Integrated Health Authority in Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. As an exceptional nursing administrator Marilyn’s focus was always on patient safety and quality of care. She continuously demonstrated compassion, care and concern for patients and families alike. In true patient and family centered care approach, she was a sincere and genuine advocate for patients and families in all aspects of their experience-clinical, emotional, spiritual and social.
Meet Our Team
Marilyn Whitley, MSN, RN, NE-BC, BCPA
David Whitley, BSRT, CRT, RRT, BCPA
Our goal as patient advocates is to make ourselves available to you at any time to provide you with the appropriate and informative services possible. To empower you to quickly get through the maze of health care services giving you the best result in life. Preventing suffering and supporting your quality and quantity of life are important to us as advocates.