Thursday, October 18, 2007

Health advocates

From the San Francisco Chronicle article:

Margalit Mathan and Peter August found themselves caught in a maze of medical appointments and conflicting professional opinions when their 7-year-old daughter developed serious eye problems related to her juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

The Berkeley family decided to consult yet another professional. They turned to a health care advocate, an adviser who specializes in helping patients and their families cut through the health care bureaucracy to find the help they need..

Click here to access the article; be certain to read the tips for choosing a health advocate.

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