About My Services:
- Type(s) of Advocacy: Health Management, Medical / Navigational, Older Adult Services, Pediatrics
- Years of Experience: 8
As a patient advocate, I serve as a liaison between the patient, family members and the medical team. I offer education in helping my clients to understand their medical conditions, and help them make decisions regarding when they may require a second opinion, which specialist to consult, or which treatment option would be most appropriate. I accompany my clients to medical appointments, facilitate communication among providers, and help them navigate through the medical world when a serious medical condition may be overwhelming. A patient advocate can provide insight and comfort during a stressful time.
With a Ph.D. in microbiology and a background as a cancer researcher, university instructor and consultant to the medical device and pharma industries, I have the required skill set. But, most importantly, patient advocacy is my passion.
Education, Training, & Experience:
- PhD – UCLA
Educational Advocacy Certification: No
Licensed Professional: No