Patient advocate

A patient advocate helps people with health problems deal with the health care system. This includes working with doctors, nurses, insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others.

A patient advocate helps solve problems with health care, medical bills, and job discrimination related to a medical issue. He or she also may give encouragement and emotional support.

Last Updated: August 10, 2009

Author: Paul Lehnert

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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