One of my friends, an emergency room doctor, once told me that patients know themselves and their bodies best: they just need to be given enough time to share their knowledge – and be heard. This perspective guides my advocacy practice. My top priority is listening to your story: tell me about your medical concerns or diagnosis, information you've gathered so far, treatments that have worked... or not. What are your worries? Your questions? What are your goals for care? Your goals for your hea...
Education & Credentials
University of Oregon
BA, Honors College
Licenses & Certifications
Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)
Certified Patient Experience Consultant
Aging and Special Care
Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One's Care
This guide, published in 2012, will be re-issued again in 2023. It's out of stock on Amazon, but you can read the reviews here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0615490646#customerReviews. The updated version will cover many more topics.
The Care Partner Project
Dec 2008 - Dec 2022
Founded non-profit to help patients' families learn how to advocate for their loved ones' best care during hospital stays, surgeries, ER care, pregnancy, birth and more. We offer free downloadable checklists, in simple terms, with simple "to-do's."