The world of healthcare is complicated and can be difficult to navigate. In my 23 years of patient care related experience, I have been at the forefront of healthcare advocacy as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nursing Instructor and Legal Nurse Consultant. I know how important it is for patients to understand all aspects of their healthcare, to be treated with dignity and compassion and to know that there is someone on their side to help guide them through the process.
At McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy I can assure you that you will not be alone when dealing with your specific healthcare needs. I use a holistic approach that emphasizes the following services:
· Explanation of diagnosis
· Extensive medical research
· Treatment options and alternatives
· Medication options
· Finding the right Doctor and treatment facility
· Medical record evaluation
Together we can navigate this complicated world of healthcare while saving you time and money by avoiding unnecessary duplicate testing, medication, and treatment. Most importantly, you will benefit from optimized healthcare resulting in minimizing mistakes, problem resolution, and better decision-making.
McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy strives to be a "light in the darkness" and an "anchor in the storm" resulting in a better outcome for you and your loved ones!
Medications & Supplements
Medical Record Review & Evaluation
We can meet in the comfort of your own home to discuss your needs whether it be a new diagnosis or chronic illness. I will help you decide your preferred plan of care, treatment options, where you want to receive care and whom you want to be involved with your care. You are not alone and you are in control of your journey!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an independent healthcare consultant and advocate?
Hospitals and insurance companies hire patient advocates, representatives, or liaisons to assist patients with their health care. Their allegiance is to their employer, and their goal is to avoid potential problems for the hospital such as lawsuits or saving money for the insurance company by recommending less expensive treatment or medications in order to save the "insurance company" money.
As your independent healthcare consultant, I am employed by you and my allegiance is to you! I am not paid by hospitals or insurance companies. My main concern is what is best for you or your loved one. I advocate for you and focus 100% of my attention on improving your quality of life. My commitment is to promote the health, safety, and rights for you or your loved one.
Why do I need a healthcare advocate?
Chronic illness, new diagnosis, surgery, or any of the many other healthcare situations that may be life altering can lead to a great deal of stress, confusion, fear, and doubt. With today's healthcare model focusing on so many different tests and procedures, how do you know which one is right for you? How do you know which Doctor is best suited to treat your specific needs? How do you find out which facility provides the best care? With Doctors seeing more and more patients, this leaves them very little time to actually "spend time" with the patient. There are so many questions that need to be answered regarding your diagnosis, treatment options, tests, procedures, and possible outcomes.
So how do you make the right decision that is best for you or your loved one?
This is where I come in as your advocate. I will help you to better understand your healthcare situation and assist with the medical decision-making process through education, research, mediation, and collaboration with you and your healthcare providers. Together we can facilitate and optimize your healthcare needs. You will have peace of mind in knowing that you have an experienced, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and dedicated advocate on your side during this time of uncertainty and throughout your healthcare journey.
"Diana has provided warm and compassionate guidance in aiding with the complex medical navigation of my 90 year old mother in law's healthcare. She is an excellent listener combined with being and astute researcher, problem solver, and communicator. I have strong confidence in her ability and much gratitude for her service and care." S.M.
"In 2017 my aging mother was diagnosed with a medical condition that required surgery. Not living in the same state as my mom, I felt very helpless and was extremely concerned because I was not able to readily communicate with her surgeon. I felt I needed an advocate that would not only help me better understand what was happening to my mom medically but also someone who would ease my concerns and fears. As a result, I chose to consult with Ms. McKenzie.
From the initial phone conversation, my experience with Ms. McKenzie was fantastic! Her knowledge and expertise continually coincided with exactly what my mom’s surgeon would later relay to me. In addition, Ms. McKenzie was dedicated, caring and compassionate throughout the entire experience. She was readily available when I needed to talk with her and she was a great listener.
If you are looking for a patient advocate for yourself or a family member, I highly recommend McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC." D.M.
Disclaimer: McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC does not provide medical advice or medical services. McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC cannot make healthcare choices for you or your family, diagnose ailments, order treatments, or replace your physician in any way. McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC is intended as a complement to your healthcare services team, not a replacement. Any questions regarding your health conditions and/or symptoms should be directed to your physician.
The services provided by McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC are currently not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or any other insurance plans. Payment for agreed upon services will be billed and provided as detailed in the Client Services Contract.
Services provided by McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC does not include medical, financial, legal advice or recommendations. McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC does not provide medical diagnosis or any form of medical treatment. All clients must continue under the care and supervision of their licensed healthcare providers.
In addition, initiating communication via this website or by any other method (written, phone, email, voice message, text, etc) does not constitute a client relationship with McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC. A signed Client Services Contract must be in place for said relationship to be initiated and prior to providing any and all services. Furthermore, McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC cannot insure confidentiality of all information communicated through this website by either a Site Visitor or McKenzie Healthcare Advocacy, LLC. Please do not send any confidential information via this website.