Seattle Patient Advocates
Being a patient can be scary and overwhelming! Our healthcare system sometimes feels like a maze with no way out. The language is foreign and mysterious, as are the roles of various players in the system.
We all benefit from having someone in our corner, especially someone who knows the ropes. If you leave medical appointments confused about what they told you or what should happen next, an Advocate will clarify and smooth the way. Likewise, if you are dealing with multiple stressors (illness, family matters, financial concerns, etc), an Advocate can help lighten your load. Bedside advocacy improves safety when hospitalized, guarding against medical errors.
With over 30 years as a Physical Therapist, creative problem-solving is my bread and butter as both a therapist and an advocate. My commitment is help you get the best healthcare possible. I advocate to improve the quality of care as well as the efficiency and compassion of delivering that care. My goal is to help patients and their loved ones understand the health care system and get ahead of the questions and decisions coming their way. I demystify the language and the process; I break things down into manageable, understandable steps so YOU feel empowered to lead your healthcare team.
Hiring an Advocate can actually improve the quality of your care and improve your outcomes. I work with people across the lifespan, but have special expertise with the elderly. I can research inpatient facilities if needed, or determine home services to help you safely stay or recover at home.
Areas of special interest include chronic diseases, geriatrics (especially balance and fall prevention), fractures, joint replacement, neurology, and trauma.
Initial consultation is always free. Contact me at (206) 528-5885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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