Jacqueline O'Doherty excels at guiding patients and their families through the complexities of the health care system. This is especially needed when dealing with multiple doctors & illnesses. Coordinating care & faciliating communication is essential.
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Peapack, NJ (PRWEB) November 3, 2010
Health Care Connect, a private patient advocacy practice, proudly announces the recent graduation of Jacqueline O'Doherty, from the Alfus Patient Advocacy Program at the University of Miami.
Health Care Connect, O’Doherty’s patient advocacy practice, is located in Peapack, N.J., but she practices throughout the country.
Patient Advocacy supports and empowers patients, guiding them through today’s complex, confusing and changing healthcare landscape. When a patient and his or her family are grappling with the stress of illness, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by treatments, medical options, follow up care and insurance issues. As a certified patient advocate O’Doherty sorts through the confusion, allowing the patient and their family, to make educated decisions about their medical options. This includes the navigation of medical treatments from multiple providers, coordinating care and facilitating communication. Patient Education.
Sudden and chronic illness can be shocking to the patient and their family. All of a sudden they are thrown into an unknown world, with almost a different language. Between trying to understand their diagnosis, what the options are for treatment, the full consequences of each medical decision and fighting the insurance company, things soon become overwhelming.
O’Doherty, as a certified patient advocate, guides patients through this uncertain time. She accompanies the patient through the system from initial diagnosis to discharge. O’Doherty implements effective discharge planning. Whether it is to acute rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation, assisted living or homecare, O’Doherty will research your options, ensuring you find a placement best suited to you and your loved one’s needs. She will also coordinate and oversee that care.
"Jacqueline O'Doherty excels at guiding patients and their families through the complexities of the health care system," said Kathy, a client in Pennsylvania. "This is especially needed when dealing with multiple doctors & illnesses. Coordinating care & faciliating communication is essential."
Other Patient Advocacy services include, Senior Care. O’Doherty offers peace of mind to family members by overseeing their loved one’s care, including seniors residing in senior residences and those still in their own home. She gives long distance caregivers and the sandwich generation “feet on the ground” assuring family members their loved ones receive the care they need and deserve. See her blog on senior citizens.
Health Care Connect also offers seminars that teach clients how to advocate for themselves and their families and negotiating with insurance and medical facilities.
O’Doherty can be reached at Health Care Connect, LLC 908-781-2401 or online at http://www.myhealthcareconnect.com or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PatientAdvo.