Category Archives: Patient Advocacy

Are You Taking too Much of the Same Medication? Top 10 Tips to Avoid Duplication

In a previous post, I talked about making sure you get the correct prescriptions filled. Medication errors can range from a doctor prescribing the wrong medicine to a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription.  Now, I would like to spend a … Continue reading

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Your Health Insurance Claim – DENIED!!!

Have you ever received a denial letter regarding your health insurance coverage?  Do you know of someone who has?  Unfortunately this happens more than I would like to see.   A couple of reasons for denial of your healthcare insurance claim are: Documentation … Continue reading

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What Really Happened to Mom? Private Healthcare Advocates Provide Answers.

Today I was able to do one of my favorite things as a  private healthcare advocate.  That is, providing knowledge and clarity regarding medical conditions and nursing care.  I was contacted by a client who needed to understand his mother’s … Continue reading

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DO YOU USE NEEDLES OR MEDICAL-RELATED SHARPS AT HOME?

Last week at a client home visit, I happened to be there at the right time to do some health education.  My client is a diabetic and I was there when she was testing her blood sugar.  She had great technique … Continue reading

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Thinking About an In-Home Caregiver? Read Our Quick-Start Guide

Recently I had a nurse colleague reach out to me to find a Patient Advocate in the Chicago area.  As part of the conversation, she mentioned that she was considering getting an in-home caregiver(s) for her mother.  I thought about this and decided … Continue reading

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RN HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE CASE REVIEW: Prescriptions, Your Pharmacist and Best Ways to Avoid Mistakes

If you’ve ever gotten the wrong prescription, you know that it can be costly and a nuisance at the very least. But did you know that medication errors can cause harm and even be fatal? Medication errors that cause harm … Continue reading

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Heart Disease & Women: 7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Over my 25 years as a Registered Nurse , I have seen cases where women present signs of a heart attack, yet treatment is delayed.  This is often because the warning signs are more subtle in women.  Women also tend … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act- 2013 Timeline

With President Obama at the helm for another term, you can be sure that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is here to stay! Action by the federal government, hospitals and providers is underway to fully implement each phase … Continue reading

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Happy 2013! 10 Feel-Good Strategies for a Healthier You – Plus A Bonus Strategy

I do not know about you but around here December and the Holidays have gone by at warp speed.  Here are some ideas to decompress and start the New Year off with a little less stress: Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Your Personal Healthcare Information – “Blue Button® it”

“Blue Button®” & You: 24/7 Access to Your Medical Record We covered an overview of the HITECH Act in our last blog, and now we will delve into how it affects YOU—the patient. HITECH stands for the Health Information Technology … Continue reading

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