Frequently Asked Questions

A Patient Advocate is someone who’s been hired to mediate between the hospitals/doctors/insurance companies and the patient.

Too often, patients are misdiagnosed, not told of other treatment options, improperly billed, and overcharged for basic services.  We help mitigate these costs, find alternative treatments, and make healthcare an overall more pleasant experience for the patient.

Have you ever had trouble understanding a diagnosis, and blindly trusted your physician with their first suggestion?  Have you ever felt that you overpaid for a treatment option or medication?  You’re not alone.

We may be able to help lower medical costs, find alternative treatment options, and help you find not just the care you need, but the care you want.

Depending on your healthcare, you may have the option of choosing your primary care physician.  You don’t have to always go with the doctor recommended to you by your insurance.

In some cases and with some treatment options, finding a physician outside the realm of your insurance provider may be cheaper.

We can help you investigate all options and determine the best solution for you.

Every case is different.  In some cases, insurance won’t cover one treatment option, but may cover another.

Typically, we try to work with insurance providers to find the lowest cost to the patient, but sometimes that isn’t possible.  When this is the case, we’ll help you explore all options outside of your insurance provider and at the best price.

Pricing is estimated on a case-by-case basis.

You have the option of contacting us on a consultation basis if you need quick, one-time assistance.

In most cases, we can lower your medical bills.  We would ask for a percentage of the amount you saved, never exceeding the original costs.

“One recent study found that 90% of hospital bills contain errors.”

Source: The Medical Bill Mystery – The New York Times May 3, 2015

The number of preventable hospital deaths in a year is about equal to: the deaths of all US soldiers in Vietnam combined with the annual deaths from US motor vehicle accidents, HIV and diabetes.

Source: “You The Smart Patient”, by Michael F. Roizen M.D.,
and Mehmet C. Oz M.D., with the Joint Commission

The most germ ridden object in your hospital room is your TV remote control.

Source: “You The Smart Patient”, by Michael F. Roizen M.D.,
and Mehmet C. Oz M.D., with the Joint Commission