How can an advocate help you be taken seriously?
When your symptoms are brushed aside or ignored, the consequences can be devastating. Far too often, we find ourselves as patients being dismissed or not taken seriously. We receive substandard care served with an inherent lack of empathy and an expensive price tag— not the care we deserve. We are vulnerable, often at our lowest points as we navigate through complex medical procedures, terminologies, and never-ending paperwork.
That’s where a patient advocate steps in.
Imagine having a guardian angel to rely on when the healthcare system becomes overwhelming— that’s a patient advocate. Advocates have the medical background and health system context to help you take control of your care. They care about what you’re going through, and they also know the magic words to get the answers you need. They communicate with healthcare professionals on your behalf, preventing diagnostic delays and questionable treatment plans. An advocate can help translate your strong emotions into medically-savvy demands, and they can work directly with your care team to make sure your needs are met.
At heart, your advocate is there to make sure your voice is heard while driving your healthcare process in the best direction for you.
An advocate will assert your rights, fighting negligence and satisfying your need for answers. With an advocate by your side, you’ll have transparency, emotional support, and medical know-how in your corner. Healthcare doesn’t have to be a harrowing experience. Let an advocate empower your patient journey.