What is the role of a Holistic Patient Advocate?
A holistic patient advocate helps effectively support, advocate for, and navigate for their clients through the broken healthcare system so they can get to the root cause. They are treating the whole patient, not just the disease.
Here are the key things a holistic patient advocate is going to review with you:
The conventional healthcare system is a gigantic, confusing, overwhelming mess that often makes patients give up on trying to get answers and heal naturally. The integrative and holistic medicine world can also be challenging to navigate, with many treatments and therapies not covered by insurance. (It took years for acupuncture to become reimbursed by insurance, but so many people still don’t know this little tip.) It also uses a very different model that most patients are unfamiliar with and feel intimidated.
You deserve to understand what holistic practices may help you with a chronic disease, or your loved ones.
Why I got certified as a Holistic Patient Advocate.
I am someone who was the victim of medical errors. I was misdiagnosed and spent years on a medication I had no business being on. It caused damaging side effects and had a lasting impact on my life. It’s estimated that 440,000 people die each year in the U.S. from medical errors. (source) With the rise of chronic disease, I know there is a growing need for patient advocates.
I think patient education is essential, and it often helps women to have someone advocate on their behalf. I like being the sounding board for clients before seeing the doctor, so they feel empowered to ask questions.
I got certified in holistic patient advocacy to deepen my knowledge of navigating the conventional healthcare system and marrying it with my wellness background. To ensure you get to the root cause of chronic health issues, that you aren’t a victim of medical error, and don’t become overwhelmed by the complexity of the system such that it discourages you or beats you down so much that you don’t go through with the healing journey. It would help if you didn’t deal with what I’ve been through.
If you are considering working with me to understand and heal chronic health symptoms or illness or support you during a healthcare challenge, schedule a free discovery call today: