David Sandhu, RN, BSN, PHN, CCM

Contact Information & Service Area

Private Healthcare Advocate: Certified by Healthcare Liaison, Inc.Phone 888-506-1966 (Toll-Free)
david@socalhealthadvocates.com
www.SoCalHealthAdvocates.com

CA RN License #511937

Serving Orange County and Los Angeles County, California

Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Punjabi

Practice Focus, Interests

As a private healthcare advocate, I focus on helping individuals determine what their healthcare goals are, and identify resources available to reach those important goals. I am available to assist you with simplifying your complex healthcare situation. I can assist you with learning more about your health benefits, healthcare needs, treatment plans, clinical research, locating quality healthcare doctors and facilities, navigating our healthcare system/health plan, and if needed, assist you with understanding and negotiating your medical bills. If you have been denied any services through your health plan, I can assist you with a formal appeal process with the help of your healthcare providers.

Professional History

Licensed as registered nurse since 1994, internship as a burn nurse at Grossmont Burn Center; Psychiatric Nurse Manager at Sylmar Health & Rehabilitation Center; Spinal Cord Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury rehab nurse at Loma Linda University Hospital; Home Health Nurse/Supervisor at Better Care Home Health, Case Manager at UnitedHealthCare; Experience as a case manager included Utilization review, Care Management, Complex Care Management, Health Care Advisor, Health Care Coach, Disease Manager CHF, Asthma, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Cancer) services, clinical manager for Utilization Review and Case Management/Disease Management.

Academic Background

AA in Nursing , Los Angeles Valley College in 1994, BSN with focus in Public Health Nursing-  2006. 

Licensed in the State of California, (RN license# 511937)- Board of Nursing, California- 1994

Certified Public Health Nurse (PHN) (Certificate# 70806)- Board of Nursing, California- 2006

Certified Case Manager (CCM) (Certificate# 00105019)- Commission for Case Manager Certification- 2007

Certified Healthcare Advocate, Healthcare Liaison--2012


National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

Healthcare Liaison Up Close

The Roles of Private Patient Advocates

7 minute audio podcast
modernhealthcare.com
Jan. 2011

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Six Ways to Use Communication for Good Patient Transitions

by Joanna Smith

Curaspan Health Group
Sept. 2010

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Advocates In the News

A New Breed: Navigating the Healthcare System

American Way Magazine
May 2013

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Patient's Fear of Being 'Difficult' May Hurt Care

San Francisco Chronicle
May 2012

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When Health System Fails You, Advocates Can Help

When Bob Whitlow, a long-time paraplegic, faced a recent health crisis, he hired a private health advocate to help. The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
May 2011
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Press Releases

Healthcare Liaison, Inc. Expands Credentialing Program For Healthcare Advocates

Berkeley, CA
June 15, 2010
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