In today’s world if you do not know how to navigate the healthcare system and get to the best doctors for your problem quicker, faster, better, and easier—then you are wasting time and resources that you may not have.
In my world. From what I do. From what I see. I know how to do this. I have done it a thousand times.
في عالمي، ومن خلال ما أقوم به وما أراه، أنا أعرف كيفية القيام بذلك. لقد قمت بذلك ألف مرة من قبل.
What is a Patient Advocate?
ما هي خدمة دعم المرضى؟
A guide. A navigator. Essentially a medical “Sherpa” to guide you through a very broken and complex healthcare system.
What I do in this space. The level I do it. It’s not something I share with everyone. Nor is it something I can offer to everyone.
“Your health is not always your decision. How you handle it is.”
"صحتك ليست دائمًا قرارك. إنما طريقة التعامل معها هي قرارك."
Someone asked if I was a "Concierge Physician?" Here is how I responded.
"I am not a concierge physician—nor suggesting that. For that there is MDVIP. Nor is this telehealth. For that there is Teladoc."
"What I do is help certain individuals navigate the healthcare system—when things get 'real'—to get to the best doctors for their issues quicker, faster, better, and easier. With the preparation and support when it is needed most. You don’t have this level of access, nor the ability to choose whom you are consulting with when choosing a standard telehealth service."
There are many patient advocacy options available to you. There are many professional associations and groups that support patient advocacy. You have choices.
When the "stakes are high" you need results. You need experience. That is why if it was me, I would choose a specialist. Someone with credentials and experience to provide you a level of service that is unmatched. Someone that has a proven record. Someone who has done this a thousand times with confidential discretion and respect to your privacy—with the sensitivity of a physician that actually cares for you. That is what I do.
Examples of some Patient Advocate organizations available to you.