• Madison-area advocates guide patients through complex health care system

    Wisconsin State Journal, May 26, 2019 DAVID WAHLBERG dwahlberg@madison.com Photos by: STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL Months after she had a stroke, Mariana Weinhold underwent a sleep study that revealed a breathing disorder for which a doctor ordered a sleep therapy machine. When Weinhold and her husband called to get the machine, they were told it might take more than a month. Then Carol Wittenberg called, using a polite but firm voice and enough medical jargon to let the providers know she understands the health care system. “Could you please mark it as urgent?” she said. The next business day, the Weinholds got a call back with an appointment to pick…