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Karen Curtiss
Board Certified Patient Advocate, Complex Medical Navigation

$200/hour · Free Intro Call
Next Available:Mar 31, 6:00 pm UTC

Offers In-Person Support
Offers Virtual Support

Meet Karen


specializes in:

Care Transitions
Care Planning
General Medical Navigation
Assisted Living & Nursing Home Placement
Care Coordination
Clinical Trials & Treatment Options
Complex & Catastrophic Diagnoses
Decision-Making Support



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

Medical Guidance






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."