An RN who facilitates, translates and organizes your healthcare
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What is a Health Care Advisor/ Patient Advocate?
A health care advisor- also known as a patient advocate- is a professional who provides the education, information and tools needed to assist patients in making an educated, informed decision about their health care issues, treatment recommendations and options and how to navigate the present health care system for optimizing their care.
You might be surprised to learn that hospital-based or insurance company patient advocates or navigators often work for the risk management department of their organizations. They may have titles like health advocate, patient navigator, care coordinator, ombudsman, patient relations representative, customer service representative, patient liaison, consumer advocate or even crisis resolution representative. While they are available to help the patient, their jobs are more about keeping their employer as risk free as possible.
This is key. When you work with a private, independent advisor, you will pay him or her to help you; thus, your advisor will be invested in your success. Together, you and your advisor will determine what you hope your outcomes will be, then together, you work to make them happen.
As a nurse in Intensive Care Units for over 30 years, I developed my knowledge of and ability to work within the bounds of the healthcare system in the US (hospitals and doctor’s offices) to optimize the patient experience for my clients; including HIPPA, creative problem solving, research on diagnoses and treatment options, including researching top rated professionals to provide second opinions and other services for my clients.
Who am I and why should you choose me? My name is Nan Wetherhorn and I have been a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for more than 30 years, developing a solid knowledge of and ability to work within the U.S. healthcare system. I have experience with pediatric and adult patients both, in various medical areas such as cardiac care, neurology, surgery, and trauma.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and some of the hospitals that I’ve been proud to call “home” include Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA; Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA; UCLA, also in Los Angeles, CA; University Hospital in Augusta, GA; New York Hospital in New York, NY; and CHUV in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I offer several programs from which to choose, starting at just $297—a minimal price to pay when it comes to your health, wellness, and your sense of security in the complicated world of health care. Call me today at (857) 222-5815 for a free, confidential conversation to find what I can do to help you. My goal is to make sure you have the “care” you need in your Health Care Advocate!
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