Author: pathwaypatientadvocates

Are You a “Good Patient”?

I often hear this statement from new clients that I start working with.  I have concerns with my doctor but I don’t want to bring them up because “I want to be a good patient”. Working as a healthcare provider myself for 15 years, I was surprised when I first heard this in my first year […]

What is TeleAdvocacy, and How Can it Help?

What is TeleAdvocacy? TeleAdvocacy is patient advocacy from a distance; such as via a technology platform, such as telephone, video visits, emails, and text messaging. TeleAdvocacy provides the opportunity to have an experienced patient advocate help you even if they are not demographically close to you.  How Can A Private Patient Advocate Advocate for Me […]

What is a Patient Advocate? Do I need one?

There are different definitions of the term “patient advocate”. It is a fairly new concept, and without knowing the different definitions, you can’t really understand why you need a patient advocate. In addition, a patient advocate is often called a health advocate, medical advocate, medical navigator, or professional advocate. There are three main definitions of […]

Is Genetic Testing Right For You?

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 […]