What’s the Difference Between Hospital Patient Advocates and Independent Advocates?

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Francine reports: 

After my husband Leonard had surgery last week, he stayed in the hospital four more days. I stayed by his side as much as I could and waited every day for the surgeon to check on him. I had a million questions! But I never saw the surgeon again once the surgery was over.

I waited patiently for the first day after the surgery. No surgeon. I called the surgeon’s office and they would not ...

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Medicare Patients Beware: Hospitals Take Advantage to Take Your Money

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It’s been a bitter pill to swallow for the generation that grew up always trusting that the healthcare system was set up to help them get exactly what they needed, for little or no cost. 

That bitter pill comes in the form of the realization that the purpose of the healthcare system is to maximize its profits. (Picture me smacking the palm of my hand against my forehead!) If they also happen to help a patient while making all that money, ...

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The New AdvoConnection Blog

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Some of you know me by reputation – 12+ years of patient empowerment work including speaking, blogging, radio, newspaper, and books… my passion for supporting patients in their quest to get the best they can from a dysfunctional healthcare system, based on my own run-in with the healthcare system.

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear a sad or horrid story about someone’s terrible journey through the system. Loved ones who have died at the hands of ...

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