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Gayle Byck
Board-Certified Patient Advocate helping clients navigate our health care and health insurance system

$150/hour · Free Intro Call
Next Available:Apr 6, 3:00 pm UTC

Offers In-Person Support
Offers Virtual Support

Meet Gayle


specializes in:

Insurance & Billing
General Medical Navigation
Insurance Appeals
Provider Visits
Geriatric Care



Like you, Gayle has had frustrating experiences with healthcare providers and insurance companies—as a patient, as a parent, and while helping her own parents. She believes that many of the problems people experience with navigating the healthcare system are a result of poor communication and coordination. It can be difficult to question providers, know what to ask, and be able to process the information. It is especially challenging to do so when you are emotionally overwhelmed by the situation...

Education & Credentials


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Certificate, Consumer Health Advocacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Public Health

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Business Administration

Licenses & Certifications

Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)


Medical Guidance

Aging and Special Care

Insurance and Billing





Research Assistant Professor

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

May 2011 - Apr 2016

Chicago, IL

Research and Evaluation Consultant

Gayle R. Byck Consulting

May 2007 - Apr 2011