As a healthcare advocate, I can help you understand and determine the best steps with your particular medical condition, and guide you through the complexities of the healthcare system. Our job is help clarify your situation, improve communication with providers, and create and implement a plan so you can get the best possible care for who you are, with your specific health needs. I will represents your needs—not the needs of the insurance company, the hospital, or the healthcare system. Think of us as an additional level of support, guidance, hand-holding, and information processing. We can listen and translate between the medical world, and the world you live in: your body and your life.
When do I need a Healthcare Advocate?
You have a new or serious diagnosis and don’t know where to turn for advice
You don’t understand your diagnosis or the treatment options available
You need to make a treatment decision and are overwhelmed with information
You have a family member about whom you are concerned who needs oversight of medical care
You need help arranging an end-of-life plan for yourself or a loved one
You have an elderly family member who needs care coordination and you are not living in the same geographic area
What can a Healthcare Advocate do for me?
Provide an in-depth review of compiled medical records and diagnostics to formulate a clear medical path for you moving forward
Find highly regarded specialists and hospitals that meet your specific needs
Provide research and monitor your progress to help you to understand new diagnoses, interpret test results, and evaluate treatment options
Coordinate care, attend appointments with you, take notes, ask questions, providing an agenda and summary of each visit
Research new avenues to pursue or provide guidance on navigating the healthcare system for patient empowerment and self-advocacy
Healthcare Advocacy Partners does not:
Perform physical exams
Order diagnostic tests, although we may suggest tests to discuss with the care provider
Refer to physicians directly, although we do recommend physicians when appropriate
Prescribe medicine or other treatments
Provide second opinions
Healthcare Advocacy Partners is happy to have an initial discussion to see if we can help - without a fee or commitment. Please contact Dr. Sima Kahn at 206-954-8805 or send us an email.