About Us


Our Mission

The mission of Values Based Patient Advocates is to assist individuals and their families in navigating the overly complex health system.

Our Philosophy

Your values define you and your family. They should be your guiding principles when it comes to making your healthcare decisions. When someone is dealing with a serious medical condition, either their own, or a loved one, it is oftentimes overwhelming, on so many different levels. Having a private Patient Advocate liaison at your side means you have someone who is 100% unbiased, someone who is not on the payroll of a hospital or insurance company. This is because we are on your side. Our interests align with your values, ensuring you will get the care you need and deserve.

At Values Based Patient Advocates, we understand each person is an individual and that just because a treatment for a specific disease may be the standard of care, you should be fully informed as to all treatment options, so you can choose what you feel is best for you. Only you can make health and life decisions for yourself. Our company operates with a slightly old fashioned motto that presents timeless value: Attention and Service. Attention to your needs, concerns and questions. Service, making sure that your concerns are addressed, questions answered, and decisions, based on your values are properly implemented.


Dedicated Offices meeting your needs in patient and financial advocacy.


Years of Combined Experience in patient advocacy and financial advocacy.


of Cases helped and Clients satisfied

Our Team


Brett W. Hagen


Brett has been advising individuals and families about financial matters for over fourty years. His approach is slow, methodical and empathetic. First establishing a warm rapport with clients, asking questions, to make sure that he understands what is important to them. Brett conducts annual meetings with clients to review performance, reconfirm financial health goals, or just make adjustments as economic or lifestyle conditions warrant.

Brett, and his wife Pat have raised their Family in Northern Virginia for over thirty years. They have a daughter, two sons and a granddaughter. He currently is on the Financial Council at his church.

Schlonte’ McGee

Director of Case Management

Schlonte’ McGee is the Director of Case Management at Values Based Patient Advocates. He is a Navy Veteran with 6 years of Naval service as a Hospital Corpsman specializing in laboratory sciences. He has a Master’s degree from Stratford University in Healthcare Administration and a Certificate of Health Sciences from The George Washington University District of Columbia.

After a six-year career in the Navy, Schlonte’ spent one year in Baltimore, Maryland working with non-profit organizations helping local residents obtain services such as; social services, health coaching, job placement and community organizing. He is passionate about helping people navigate the social service system as well as the healthcare system. Schlonte’ was born in Los Angeles California and is an enthusiastic Lakers fan he also enjoys hiking and playing board games with his wife and son.


Free eBook: My Health Guide

Take advantage of our experience with the healthcare industry and become a smarter patient.

Whether you’re going in for a routine checkup or need to keep track of medications: the following documents will help you prepare for your hospital visit, track medications, and keep on top of follow-ups. 

We are always developing new and better ways to serve patients.

We're working on new and improved experiences all the time that will make it easier than ever to navigate health care. Keep checking back!

In the meantime, you can reach Values Based Patient Advocates at info@valuesbasedpa.com or (703) 222-1300.