What to Look For in a Private Healthcare Advocate

by Joanna Smith on May 28, 2009

Are you Considering Hiring a Private Healthcare Advocate? Here are some guidelines to help you with your selection:

1. Consider the services you most need help with. Are you going into the hospital? Are you considering a second opinion? Do you need help finding community resources? Are there insurance issues? Pick the professional with the training to help you with your particular needs.

2. If you need help with medical decision-making, choose medical professionals with degrees in social work, nursing, health education or related fields.

3. Choose someone with experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

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