What Is A Private Patient Advocate?
A private patient advocate is one that works for YOU rather than for an insurance company, medical clinic, or hospital. A patient advocate helps you overcome obstacles in your health by providing guidance in a similar fashion as a personal trainer, life/health coach, financial advisor, or other “guides” whose expertise can help solve problems and avoid pitfalls.
Benefits of Working with a Patient Advocate
- Assistance in navigating your healthcare system to find the appropriate doctors, diagnosis, and treatment options
- Input on more effectively managing chronic illness and improving your quality of life
- Tips for creating a more joyful life despite the daily challenges of chronic illness
Why Work With Amy Stenehjem, M.D.?
As both a physician and patient with chronic illness, Dr. Stenehjem is able to provide a unique perspective and understands the many challenges that can be associated with chronic illness. She provides customized strategies, tips, tools, and resources tailored to fit your needs.
Dr. Stenehjem makes every effort to fairly structure her fee based on your situation and the objectives you wish to accomplish. She wants to make sure you are maximizing the return on your investment and that she is helping you achieve your goals. She offers a free introductory phone call to discuss your goals and to determine if patient advocacy is the right choice for you.
Hiring a private patient advocate is an important investment. Making the financial commitment to bring an advocate on board can prove daunting, especially when in many cases your money has been or is being spent on doctor visits, testing, and medication/supplement costs.
When deciding whether to make this investment, it is important that you weigh it not only against the overall improved health and quality of life you will likely discover, but also against the cost savings that will likely flow from this healthier and happier self.