A patient who is told that she can't go back to work due to a traumatic injury or incident, or subsequent to a progressive chronic illness, is overwhelmed with worry and questions about her financial future
Belleville, IL (Vocus) March 18, 2008 -–
Allsup (http://www.allsup.com)], the nation’s leading Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company, has named Karen Hercules-Doerr as National Sales Director of Consumer Sales & Marketing.
Hercules-Doerr will oversee efforts to raise awareness and educate individuals nationwide about the Social Security Disability Insurance program and the assistance that is available for people with disabilities. These steps include reaching out to social workers, case managers and medical professionals in assisting people who have become disabled and unable to work.
"A patient who is told that she can’t go back to work due to a traumatic injury or incident, or subsequent to a progressive chronic illness, is overwhelmed with worry and questions about her financial future,” said Ms. Hercules-Doerr. “They often turn to medical professionals with their questions, and Allsup is working to provide the resources and information these professionals need to further support patient care.”
Hercules-Doerr has more than 20 years experience as an executive in healthcare service delivery. Her clinical background as a respiratory therapist was the foundation for management and business development positions in nonprofit and for-profit healthcare organizations offering rehabilitation, long-term care, case management, ancillary post acute services and acute hospital care. She most recently was vice president of Physician Networks for CareLinc Options LLC, a St. Louis-based healthcare management company.
Hercules-Doerr has an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis and a bachelor of science degree in respiratory therapy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo.
Founded in 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 Americans with disabilities obtain $1.5 billion in Social Security and Medicare payments. Allsup has a 97 percent award rate and received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for excellence in customer service. Today, the company has 500 employees working to pre-qualify individuals to ensure eligibility, develop an accurate factual record and represent applicants through the disability decision process. This allows the Social Security Administration to focus on issuing disability decisions and clearing backlogged claims. For more information, go to http://www.allsup.com.
(800) 854-1418, ext. 5065
(800) 854-1418, ext. 5760