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    Who Is the Patient Advocate?

    Who Is the Patient Advocate? December 4, 2018 ‐ PSQH By Megan Headley If you think medical school is challenging, try navigating the labyrinth of medical challenges that chronic patients face. Sorting out payment, deciding among specialists, understanding differing second opinions—all of these and more can be major hurdles for patients already overwhelmed by a diagnosis. The issues are compounded by adding in age and conditions such as dementia, which deepen the cloud of confusion around care complexities. Physicians see the effects when confused patients stop taking their medications or overwhelmed individuals don’t schedule necessary follow-up exams, leading to a deterioration in condition or higher use of emergency services. A…

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    Patient Care Partners LLC Offers Advocacy Support to Patients and Families

    Madison, July 20 – Patient Care Partners LLC, a Madison-based private patient advocacy firm, has formed to offer unique and relevant services to patients and families. Principals Debby Deutsch and Tamara Sondgeroth bring unique skill sets and training experiences to their firm.  Debby holds a certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy from the Center for Patient Partnerships – UW Madison, and is on staff as Patient Advocate at Gilda’s Club Madison.  Tamara is a chemical engineer, holds an MBA, and is the President of Midwest Lighting Institute. “Both Tamara and I were profoundly affected by healthcare situations with immediate family members that left us looking for help and unable to find…