I received an email this morning from the Professional Patient Advocate Institute. I clicked the link and was intrigued by the concept of patients and families hiring professionals to interact with their doctors, medical groups, insurance companies, and other healthcare providers. Its a different level advocacy and support usually provided by Geriatric Care Managers.
As Healthcare Reform takes shape, it might not be a bad idea for patients and families to have someone in their corner. Its a virtual David in the Goliath World of Healthcare. For more information, visit http://www.patientadvocatetraining.com/