The mission of Values Based Patient Advocates is to assist individuals and their families in navigating the overly complex health system.
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
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.
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.
Medical Bill Review Specialist
Carlette is our Medical Bill Review Specialist. She has over 20 years experience in Medical Billing and Coding across the DMV. She is a native of Alexandria Virginia, where she met and married her husband of 24 years, has three children, and one grandson.
Carlette has a passion for helping people who need assistance with understanding medical billing. Her healthcare knowledge was very important when her father was diagnosed with stage four cancer, she had to become his healthcare advocate.
After experiencing the life & death of a love one with cancer, she began her advocacy of helping people understand medical billing and financial options that are available.
Carlette was once again faced with another family member, with no health insurance, diagnosed with stage four cancer. After receiving the diagnose she wanted to know “who will help me with the treatment I need”. Carlette jumped into action, with her healthcare knowledge, her family member received the resources and medical treatment she needed up to the day of her passing.
When Carlette is not advocating for her community she enjoys time with family and reading.
Carlette believes everyone should receive healthcare, and have someone to help them understand medical billing without causing a family financial crisis.
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