Don’t let healthcare leave you feeling Defeated

In today’s current healthcare, regardless if you live in the United States of America Canada, or abroad, the healthcare system has lots of room for improvement. Oftentimes despite many efforts it may leave you feeling alone it may leave you feeling Alone deflated and defeated. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to feel this way. There are many ways that a private patient advocate can help so that you are not left as another casualty of the healthcare system. 

Starting off strong

Here is a scenario, you or your family have new symptoms, or perhaps find a “lump”. At first, you have a wave of fear. But that fear quickly turns into determination and you take off…You do your research, book your doctor appointment, and write down a list of questions. You are ready to tackle this new finding, whatever it may be…. 

This may or may not be you. And that’s okay, everyone is different and approaches things differently and wants a different level of involvement. 

Not getting anywhere

But sadly what often happens is that you get to your appointment, it is much shorter than you anticipated (other than perhaps the long wait in the waiting room), you get to maybe the first two questions, and you are given a non-detailed answer, perhaps feeling as “brushed-off” and by questions number 3 (if you get that far) you decide to just stop asking.  You feel your symptoms are minimized and your concerns are not validated. So you feel you have to play the role of what you sense you are the “good patient”. 

Now this of course is not always the case, but with today’s fast-paced life, it is quite frequently a reality.



So at this point, you are now emotionally and often physically tired, exhausted, and fatigued. Maybe you have had multiple visits, maybe you have researched, joined forums, and tried various home treatments. Maybe Google has provided you with TOO much information that you know you are not sleeping. Maybe you have no means to pay for more care. Unable to get the referral you need? Not sure What referral you need? Maybe not even sure WHAt a referral is? You’re not a doctor and even if you are, the process is not any easier to navigate. It is putting a mental strain on you and your loved ones. No insurance? Bad insurance? At this point, all that energy and determination you start with has vanished. Perhaps you are becoming depressed. Where do you go from here? What can you do? What energy do you have left to do it?

Private Patient Advocacy

While this is an all too common experienced process, it doesn’t have to be that way! An experienced private patient advocate can travel that journey with you. They can use their energy to get things done more efficiently and effectively so that you don’t have to use your energy. Whether you’re just starting this journey of the unknown or have been in it forever. Whether you are energetic or completely spent, it’s a good time to start working with a private patient advocate. Cancer? Aging? Rare condition? Undiagnosed? A private patient advocate can help. Currently healthy? Let a private patient advocate help keep you that way. 

Does any of this relate to you? If so, give me a call, and let’s chat more at (947) 517-8395

Elena Borrelli DMSC, MSPAC, BCPA

Founder of Pathway Patient Advocates LLC