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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