For many Pittsburgh residents, the medical field seems larger and doctors are spending less and less time with patients. This can leave patients feeling like they are not getting the care they need, and more importantly, this lack of care may even lead to medical errors. A patient advocate can be a valuable member of a patient's medical team.
A patient advocate guides a patient through the confusing and complicated medical world. This role can act as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient. They can make sure the right tests are being ordered and insurance is billing correctly.