You may have heard about genetic testing. But what exactly is it and is it something you should consider? Genetic testing identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. It can be used for precision medicine to help best manage your condition. Why Genetic Testing? Precision medicine is an emerging field of medicine that relies on […]
What Can a Private Patient Advocate Do for Me?
Increasing awareness of the necessity for private patient advocacy has increased. While the term Private Patient Advocacy is becoming known, many wonder what a private patient advocate can actually do for them. What’s the benefit? There are several benefits a private patient advocate can help with, including cancer and chronic disease management, senior care placement, […]
Parenting. It Takes A Village…Especially When Your Child Is Sick￼￼
Parenting If you are a parent you already know that parenting is hard. As a parent myself, I will tell you that my children mean the world to me and have given me a whole kind of new happiness and outlook on life. I also know, that parenting is challenging, tough, and exhausting. You never […]
Help! I can’t get the care I need.
Tried to get an appointment with a specialist and got denied? Now what? Unfortunately, as a private patient advocate, I have heard this story all too often. You research and find a doctor that specializes in your condition, then you try to make an appointment and are either told it will be a 6 month […]
We are never “prepared” on how to care for a loved one whose ill… and we should never have to do it alone.
No one is ever taught how to care for a sick loved one. It doesn’t matter if your a doctor, a nurse, a mother, a grandparent, a child, a brother, a sister, or a friend; NO schooling or experience ever teach or prepares you for how to care for a sick loved one. Whether it’s […]
What is a Board Certified Patient Advocate?
And why do you need one?… Many people are not yet familiar with a patient advocate, let alone a board-certified patient advocate. In addition, you may have heard of hospitals or insurance companies offering a patient advocate. So what’s the difference? And why do you need one? What is a Patient Advocate? A patient advocate […]
COVID Vaccine? Help!
What to do? Is it Right for you? Yes, Please! The emergence of the COVID-19 vaccine comes with a lot of mixed emotions. Some view it as a cure to this long pandemic-driven quarantine and the first step toward some sense of normality, with hopes to once again hug grandchildren and dine with friends without […]
Health For The Holidays
The holiday season has officially begun and people all over the world have started preparing for Christmas. It is a magical time of year, filled with holiday get-togethers, hot cocoa, baking, Hallmark Movies, tree-lightings, shopping, and other festivities. While many will describe it as their “favorite time of year,” if you or a loved one […]
Are You Where You Want To Be With Your Diabetes?
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. In America today, almost everyone knows at least one person who has Diabetes. The Center for Disease Control informs us that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes and 88 million adult Americans have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is a well-known disorder, however, often the complexity of the disease is not well understood. While […]
Hopefully, you have been fortunate enough to never have heard the word “cholangiocarcinoma” come from the lips of a doctor or a loved one. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same… What in the world is Cholangiocarcinoma? Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer, which is also known as cancer of the bile duct. The ducts of the […]