From my 30 years experience as a nurse, I have many areas of strength including partnership building, strategic planning, conflict resolution; planning, coordination, and management of patients with complex diagnoses and multi-system failures. Most important as a Health Care Advocate, I am a strong patient and family advocate, able to work collaboratively with medical team and function as a resource for team members and family members. I also have the ability to work with the system to manage patient expectations and to move the patient toward achievable goals.
I learned the importance of my skills as an advocate when I took on this role when my mom battled cancer. During the 7 years she fought this disease, I became her health care advocate. Even though my mom was a pharmacist and was more than able to understand her disease and her treatment options, I was the one who discussed all the heath issues with her and her doctor. I became a part of the “team” as do most family members.
This is when I saw the importance of a health care advisor and I knew that this was my new passion. My mission is to provide education, resources, and tools to my clients so they can make educated, informed decisions about their healthcare.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and some of the hospitals that I’ve been proud to call “home” include Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA; Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA; UCLA, also in Los Angeles, CA; University Hospital in Augusta, GA; New York Hospital in New York, NY; and CHUV in Lausanne, Switzerland.
As a health care advisor, I offer several programs from which to choose, starting at just $297—a minimal price to pay when it comes to your health, wellness, and possibly even your life.