What is an Independent Patient Advocate?

What is an Independent Patient Advocate? This definition from Cancer.gov below is an excellent description of what a patient advocate is, but this is just the surface of what Patient Advocates offer. Caring for yourself or a loved one can present a particular set of challenges that you may have never encountered before. Often our…

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Dealing with Medical Errors

What is a Medical Error? The definition of an “error” is “a mistake; the state or condition of being wrong in conduct or judgment.” While no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, it’s the particular environment where errors occur that can have devastating effects. Since Covid 19, there have been many challenges presented in…

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Caring for Your Elderly Parents Through Distance

Distance and Flexibility Cause Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Your Loved One You may live a few hours away from your loved ones or in many time zones. Today, in our mobile society family members are spread out geographically more than ever before. About 15% of caregivers in the U.S. are “long-distance” caregivers residing on…

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Whitley Patient Advocates Provide Information to ABCNews11 WTVD regarding trends in COVID-19 Medical Bills

Patient Advocates Support families with COVID-19 and Medical Bill Appeals Patient Advocates know all too well the heartache families face with huge medical bills. Have you ever been denied healthcare coverage by your Healthcare Insurance plan? What do you do when you are caught in a battle between your insurance company and your healthcare provider? …

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Patient Advocates Ensure “Checks & Balances” on Your Healthcare Journey

Patient Advocates Ensure “Checks & Balances” on Your Healthcare Journey Why Checks and Balances As patient advocates, we understand the importance of “Checks & Balances” in healthcare. It is well known that many businesses and institutions implore a system of “checks and balances”.  This ensures the efficiency of the business and makes sure things are…

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What is a Patient Advocate?

What is a Patient Advocate? A person who helps guide a patient through the healthcare system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a medical condition. A patient advocate helps patients communicate with their healthcare providers so they get the information they need to make decisions about their health care.…

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