An independent healthcare advocate is a professional who helps people navigate through the healthcare system. An advocate ensures that the client remains at the center of the treatment process: informed, empowered, and exercising self-determination. I represent only my clients, not their physicians, hospitals, or other institutions. I work with you and your healthcare providers to achieve the best possible outcomes, according to your needs, goals, and values.
The excellent Johns Hopkins article The Power of a Health Care Advocate can help explain more about health care advocacy.