BCPAs in the News

The Patient Advocate Certification Board highlights press coverage of our Board Certified Patient Advocates. Using Google Alerts and notifications received directly from BCPAs, we compile the stories and share them with your peers. Do you have a newsworthy story to share? Send us an email at: admin@pacboard.org. Please note, that PACB reserves the right to deny requests where the purpose or content may not be consistent with the mission and values of PACB or its certificants.

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February, 2024

February 5, 2024
AnnMarie McIlwain, BCPA
Kane in Your Corner: Picking a health proxy and why you need one

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February 9, 2024
Teri Dreher, BCPA
What kind of patient-doctor relationship do you have?

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January, 2024

January 5, 2024
Stevie Kiziukiewicz, BCPA
Advocate for Nursing Home Residents Follows in Her Mother’s footsteps

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January 9, 2024
Deb Ault, BCPA
Your Money or Your Life

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January 11, 2024
Gerda Maissel, BCPA
The Importance of Patient Advocacy in Healthcare: A Primer for Doctors

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December, 2023

December 11, 2023
Talaya Dendy, BCPA
What Does a Cancer Doula Do?

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December 13, 2023
Rachel Vaughters, BCPA
Another NC hospital and insurance company threatening to end in-network coverage

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December 26, 2023
Jenni Nolan, BCPA
Patient Loyalty: How to Turn New Patients into Lifelong Customers

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October, 2023

October 18, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Brookline’s Ailene Gerhardt is Advocate for Patients, Senior Educator

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October 26, 2023
Pam Dunwald, BCPA
Balancing Act: Navigating the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation

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October 26, 2023
Gerda Maissel, BCPA
Patient Loyalty: How to Turn New Patients into Lifelong Customers

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September, 2023

September 11, 2023
Shiella Dowlatshahi, BCPA
Stand and Deliver: Improving the Healthcare System through Patient Advocacy with Shiella Dowlatshahi

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September 11, 2023
Teri Dreher, BCPA
One in Two Diagnoses is Wrong. Do You Need a Second Opinion?

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September 22, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Tackling the Challenges Facing Today’s Solo Agers

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September 24, 2023
Ragen Chastain, BCPA
How to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s office

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September 28, 2023
Gerda Maissel, BCPA
How to Make Your Office Setup Ergonomic and Avoid Health Issues

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August, 2023

August 7, 2023
Stacey Tinianov, BCPA
Independent Study Published in Clinical Breast Cancer Shows Activity of Jaguar Health’s Crofelemer for Neratinib-induced Diarrhea

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August 8, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA
Why I Became a Patient Advocate

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August 20, 2023
Althea Halchuck, BCPA
The old man’s friend: Refuse antibiotics to achieve a peaceful death

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August 21, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA & Bonnie K. Brown, BCPA
Issue 10: The Rippling Effects of Patient Advocacy

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August 21, 2023
Teri Dreher, BCPA
How  a Patient Advocate Can Work for Your Clients

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August 29, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
How to Find the Best Senior Living Communities

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August 31, 2023
Cindi Gatton, BCPA
Cleveland woman who impersonated nurse at Erlanger appears in court

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July, 2023

July 6, 2023
Cindi Gatton, BCPA
The mean old debt collector can’t report you for an overdue doctor’s bill

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July 16, 2023
Heather Guidone, BCPA
Endometriosis, a painful and often overlooked disease, gets attention in a new film

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July 17, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA and Sheldon L. Britt, BCPA
Issue 7: Who’s Your Advocate

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June 7, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA
Issue 5: What Led You to the Profession of Patient Advocacy

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July 18, 2023
Sunni Patterson, BCPA
Illinois churches work together to erase medical debt

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July 25, 2023
Steve Corn, BCPA
Season 4 Episode 6 THL: Teaching and Insights with Steve Corn

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June, 2023

June 1, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA and Mary Daniel, BCPA
Issue 4: Meet an Independent Health Advocate Who Used Her Skills to Advocate On the State and National Level

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June 6, 2023
Vanessa Steil, BCPA
The Real Cost of Being a Millennial Caregiver

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June 5, 2023
Ilene Corina, BCPA
TakeCHARGE Campaign Starts Step 3: Prepare for Doctor or Hospital Visits – Make a List of Questions

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June 7, 2023
Grace Cordovano, BCPA
Is Getting Test Results Online Right Away a Good Idea? Yes, Patients Say

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June 7, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA
Issue 5: What Led You to the Profession of Patient Advocacy

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June 15, 2023
Aimee Stoopler, BCPA
Catching Up With New Kids: URvet Care

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June 23, 2023
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
Public Health Post-Profile

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May, 2023

May 3, 2023
Annette Ticoras, BCPA
Is ChatGPT in Your Doctor’s Inbox

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May 3, 2023
Rachel Nash, BCPA
Palmetto Mornings Radio – Rachel Nash – Board Certified Patient Advocate

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May 12, 2023
Elizabeth Johnson, BCPA
Elizabeth Johnson Shares Why Empathy is Missing From Patient-Centered Care

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May 14, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA
Introducing Florida Healthcare Advocates Newsletter

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May 22, 2023
Deborah Batson, BCPA
Patient advocacy roles even more important in complex health care world

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Dateline Health
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA; Cathy Bowers, BCPA
Show 564: Patient Advocates

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May 24, 2023
Stacey Tinianov, BCPA
Board Certified Patient Advocate, Joins Jaguar Health’s Scientific Advisory Board

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May 29, 2023
AnnMarie McIlwain, BCPA
Being your own patient advocate is doable. Here’s what to consider.

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April, 2023

April 4, 2023
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
Annual Shine Lecture: The Case for Patient and Health Care Advocates

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April 9, 2023
Deborah Batson, BCPA
Patient Advocacy and Colorado End-of-Life Options Act

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April 13, 2023
Anne Llewellyn, BCPA
Case management focus tips to help your patients get the most out of the rehabilitation program

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April 14, 2023
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
A doctor helps navigate the chaotic health care system

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April 17, 2023
Grace Cordovano, BCPA
Patient Experience Forum: The Quest for Patient Transparency & Trust

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April 2023 Issue Real Simple Magazine
Ailene Gerhardt, BPCA
How to Talk to Your Doctor

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March, 2023

March 2, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Episode 54-Patient Advocates: who are they and how can they help?

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February, 2023

February 7, 2023
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
25 Investigates: Broken needles, medical device mix-up: lawsuit alleges Boston doctor made mistakes.

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February 11, 2023
Sunni Patterson, BCPA
When will my medical debt be removed from my credit report?

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February 22, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
NAHAC Webinar – Unique needs of aging adults navigating solo.

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February 23, 2023
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Solo Aging: Live & Interactive Discussion

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January, 2023

January 2, 2023
Rebeka Acosta, BCPA
Vegas Stronger Champion: A+J Patient Advocacy helps parents of sick kids navigate the medical system

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January 8, 2023
Janie Dalrymple, BCPA
How a patient care advocate can help snowbirds.

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January 9, 2023
Grace Cordovano, BCPA
The fight over how to deliver bad news to patients

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January 10, 2023
Emily Bernstein, BCPA
RI startup helps patients fight gigantic medical bills

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January 18, 2023
AnnMarie McIlwain, BCPA
How to be a healthcare advocate for yourself and others

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January 21, 2023
Regan Chastain, BCPA
AAP Childhood Obesity Guidelines On Surgery, Treatment Draw Scrutiny

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January 25, 2023
Jolie Sanchez, BCPA
Two health giants face each other for a contract. This Austin family is caught in the middle.

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December, 2022

December 19, 2022
Jonathan Sommers, BCPA
Do I Know You? Patient Privacy and Consent in the Age of Social Media

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December 20, 2023
Karen Curtiss, BCPA
Organization helps teach family, friends to be care advocates

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November, 2022

November 4, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA; Cindi Gatton, BCPA and Bonnie Sheeren, BCPA
Marketwatch: Your spouse is diagnosed with a serious disease. Now what?

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November 10, 2022
AnnMarie McIlwain, BCPA
Kane in Your Corner: Have you made your health insurance choices for 2023? What you need to know.

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November 10, 2022
Becky Eizen BCPA
Local Agency Coalition Seeks to Reduce Medication Misuse and Addiction

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October, 2022

October 12, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
AARP: When Denial Gets in the Way of Long-Term Care Planning

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October 27, 2022
Jeff Byars, BCPA
PRNewswire: Jeff Byars Named 2022 Independent Advocate of the Year

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September, 2022

September 1, 2022
Tiffany Matthews, BCPA
Planning a Clutter Cleanout

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September 6, 2022
AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain, BCPA
Many Hospitals are Required to Provide an Itemized Bill Upon Request

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September 14, 2022
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
25 Investigates Obtains Report: Local Nursing Home Patients Roaming Halls, Waiting for Medication

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September 22, 2022
Jacqueline O’Doherty, BCPA
N.J. Hospital is Closing. It’s a Major Blow to this Community, Officials Say.

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September 26, 2022
Debby Deutsch, BCPA
Guideposts: When Your Loved One Needs a Patient Advocate

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September 30, 2022
Patient Advocate Certification Board
Special Report: The Cost of Breast Cancer Care

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August, 2022

August 1, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Tips on Solo Aging from an Independent Patient Advocate | WomanWorthy Podcast

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August 3, 2022
Michelle Llamas, BCPA
3M Setting Aside $1B to Compensate Service Members for ‘Defective’ Earplugs

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August 4, 2022
Ilene Corina, BCPA
TakeCharge Campaign Moves to Step 5: “Choose an Advocate for Yourself, and Be an Advocate for Others”

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August 4, 2022
Michelle Llamas, BCPA
Senate Passes PACT Legislation that Includes Camp Lejeune Justice Act

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August 22, 2022
Rebeka Acosta, BCPA
Children Need Independent Patient Advocates Too

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August 23, 2022
Janet Beesting Nelson, BCPA
Case Managers Collaborate with Patient Advocates to Improve Health Outcomes

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August 26, 2022
Karen Silber, BCPA
KTS Advocacy helps individuals navigate the complicated healthcare system

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July, 2022

July 11, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Tips for Calling Your Health Insurance Company

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July 14, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
The Impact of Third Places for Solo Agers

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July 21, 2022
Krista Hughes, BCPA
Businesswoman Krista Hughes is the First Alabamian Appointed to Influential National Advisory Council in Health Care

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July 21, 2022
Dena Feingold, BCPA
How To Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate

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July 29, 2022
Heather Guidone, BCPA
Appointed to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. 

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July 29, 2022
Michelle Llamas, BCPA
Camp Lejeune Bill to Help Veterans Blocked by US Senate

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June, 2022

June 1, 2022
Dr. Nancy A. Taylor, BCPA, CSA
Dr. Nancy A. Taylor Launches Taylormade Senior Advocacy and Consulting, LLC. Nationwide

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June 2, 2022
Ilene Corina, BCPA
TakeCHARGE Campaign Moves to Step 3: Prepare for Doctor or Hospital Visits – Make a List of Questions

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June 9, 2022
Lea Christo, MSW, LICSW, BCPA
Independent Advocates Help Patients with Dementia Navigate Cancer Care

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June 21, 2022
Jackee C. Namwila, BCPA
Jackee C. Namwila Joins Pulse CPSEA Board

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June 24, 2022
Stephanie Schulz, BCPA
COVID is still keeping hospitals backed up, even as new admissions stay low

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May, 2022

May 2, 2022
Nichole Davis, BCPA
Keeping Patient Safety Front and Center in the OR

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April, 2022

April 3, 2022
Annette Ticoras, BCPA
Is It Time to See a New Doctor? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

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April 7, 2022
Mary Daniel, BCPA
Women’s History Month: WOKV Spotlights Mary Daniel

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April 18, 2022
Chris VanHaren, BCPA  
Medical Debt Advocacy

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April 21, 2022
Lesslee Dort, BCPA
A Beautiful Inconvenience

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March, 2022

March 10, 2022
Heather Guidone, BCPA  
Heather Guidone: A Tireless Advocate for Endometriosis Awareness and Research

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March 20, 2022
Annette Ticoras, BCPA
Does Your Doctor Hate When You Ask Questions?

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March 23, 2022
Bonnie Sheeren, BCPA
Breaking Good: Could Walter White Have Been Saved By Patient Advocacy?

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March 30, 2022
Rachel Westlake, BCPA; Mary Claire Thevenot, BCPA; Nicole Broadhurst, BCPA
A Community Conversation | How Independent Health Care Advocates Support Cancer Patients and Survivors

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February, 2022

February 2, 2022
Vanessa Steil, BCPA  
In Care Facilities an Invisible Workforce of Unpaid Caregivers

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February 3, 2022
Heidi B. Kummer, BCPA
“Crippling” Ambulance Worker Shortage Impacting Care and Response Times

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February 10, 2022
Ailene Gerhardt, BCPA
Navigating the Challenges of Aging Alone

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January, 2022

January 1, 2022
Karen Curtiss, BCPA & Ron Shinkman, BCPA; Authored by Deb Gordon, Co-Director, Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) 
In 2022, Here’s How Experts Say You Should Approach Your Healthcare

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January 24, 2022
Elisabeth Schuler, BCPA
History and Trends in the Field of Healthcare Advocacy

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December, 2021

December 28, 2021
Christine VanHaren, BCPA 
No Surprises Act Protects Patients From Surprise Medical Bills, Takes Effect January 1

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November, 2021

November 1, 2021
Cindy Johnson, BCPA 
Plan for the Care You Want. Advocates Can Help You Navigate Concerns About Aging and Advanced Healthcare

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November 12, 2021
Nichole Davis, BCPA
Governor Mike DeWine Appoints Nichole Davis to the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (OSILC)

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November 30,2021
Jenn Kilgore Webb, BCPA
Free Clinic of Central Virginia Names Interim CEO

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October, 2021

October 6, 2021
Karen Curtiss, BCPA 
Aye Aye Karen Curtiss

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September, 2021

September 1, 2021
Bonnie Sheeren, BCPA 
How to Avoid a Surprise Bill After Getting a COVID Test

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July, 2021

July 2021 Issue
Elaine O’Bleness, BCPA
What if? Your Navigator Through the Healthcare Storm

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July 23, 2021
Dena Feingold, BCPA & Braden Pan, BCPA; Authored by Deb Gordon, Co-Director The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA)
Turning No into Yes: How to Fight Your Health Insurance Company and Win

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June, 2021

June 7, 2021
Kim McIlnay, BCPA
A Patient Advocate Can Help You Get the Medical Care You Need – Here’s How to Find One.

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June 9, 2021
Cindy Hostetler, BCPA
Taking Pride in Healthy Living Event Reaches Out to Senior LGBTQ community

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June 16, 2021
Elisabeth Schuler, BCPA
Where to Go for Cancer Treatment

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June 21, 2021
Carmen Bombeke, BCPA
A Mother’s Perspective: Health Care Coverage for the Relentless

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May 2021

May 20, 2021
Dena Feingold, BCPA
Women in Wellness: Dena Feingold of Care Alliance Advocacy on the Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing.

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