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Kim Mcilnay

In person support in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas. Phone/Computer support nationwide.

As a family physician with chronic illness, I am uniquely experienced to help you navigate the healthcare system. I can assist you in preparing for your appointments, attend appointments with you and help ask the right questions, communicate your needs, and translate medical lingo. I can educate you about your diagnoses after the appointment and research state of the art medical information. I can aid you in finding second opinions. Knowing your full medical history enables me to coordinate care between your specialists and primary care physician and provides safe-guards against common medical errors when admitted. If desired, I can communicate with your family as well.

As a family physician, I am well-versed in medical care across the spectrum, from pediatrics and geriatrics to prenatal and obstetrics and mental health. I have a special interest in helping those with “medical mysteries” get the answers they need. As a disabled veteran myself, I am very familiar with the VA healthcare system and VA disability. I have successfully assisted in social security disability claims as well.

Call me to discuss your situation today.  I offer a free 20 min consultation to determine if we’re a “good fit.” I am associated with a team of advocates in the Sacramento region. If I can’t help you, I will know who can.

(916) 500-4195
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I reached out to Kim at the suggestion of a friend. After years of dealing with a chronic medical condition that had frustrated me and my doctor’s, I had given up. Kim helped me navigate which specialists to ask for. She took excellent notes and helped to get the best results from each visit. Her insight and perspective was amazingly valuable. I can’t say enough good things about her.

Maddie in Sacramento, CA | April 12, 2018

Kim McIlnay assisted us in interpreting complex medical records. Her knowledge of the subject, her very diligent research and her ability to present the issues in a very clear and understandable way were very much appreciated. Further, she was able to deliver some very difficult information in a compassionate an empathetic way.

Rob and Lauren, San Ramon, CA | April 8, 2018

I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis throughout my adult life and applied and was approved for Social Security Disability. Just knowing that Together Patient Advocates' Kim Mcilnay is sitting next to me on the roller coaster ride of my health care and management is like never having to hold my breath!
Kim brings reason and calm into every situation we face. It's more than that... Her understanding of what is necessary to successfully navigate health care systems self induced complexity, is reflected in the depth of knowledge she possesses about what I am feeling and experiencing in preparation for facing the next step or hurdle. Kim Mcilnay instills in me such confidence in approaching the intimidating, unknown medical world that I would truly look forward to successive appointments, tests, evaluations with eyes wide open and a "can do" attitude. Kim has a learned ability to translate tests, results, treatment plans, diagnoses and even "physician speak" into words that I can comfortably grasp and understand. She literally turns every potentially nerve racking experience into a walk in the park. On a clear day. With friends. Thank you Kim!

J. Philip Ozburn | November 8, 2017

Kim came with me to my pre-operation appointment. She took notes - thank goodness! It was an overwhelming amount of information to absorb - and helped me to remember to ask all the questions I had. After surgery, she helped me focus on what I needed to get from the post-operation appointment. She has spent some time helping me understand my various diagnoses. Her expertise and calm guidance combined with her warm bedside manner helped me bridge the gap between medical professionals and myself. She encouraged me and supported me through every step.

Lacey in Folsom, CA | October 28, 2017

I appreciate the genuine compassion and regard she provided when my health hit a speed bump. She took time to listen and provided essential feedback and suggestions to help me improve my health and quality of life.

Nate in Folsom, CA | October 28, 2017

I live independently and am in my 10th year of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. MS is a chronic disease of the brain. There's a lot to deal with and a lot of medical professionals to deal with and coordinate. Kim knows the illness (MS) and she knows medical language. Prior to every appointment she does a written statement of my goal and the appointment objectives. Following every appointment she does a written summary of diagnosis and treatment recommendations. While I think I'm understanding everything along the way, Kim's summaries consistently document things that I missed completely. I can't imagine going to the Dr. anymore without my patient advocate to keep me focused.

Len in Sacramento, CA | October 28, 2017

Kim McIlnay's vast medical knowledge combined with her caring and empathy for individuals maneuvering today's medical system is invaluable. Kim will take a stand to ensure your questions are answered and you receive the best care available. She has assisted me on numerous occasions to ensure my medical professionals were listening to my requests and understanding the scope of my complex medical problems.

Janice in Loomis, CA | October 28, 2017

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