Serving Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding communities

RN Patient Advocate

RN Patient Advocates educate, support, and guide you to the options for safeguarding and caring for your health.

What is a RN Patient Advocate?

As a qualified RN and Health Educator in Tucson, AZ, Stephanie received specialized training as a RN Patient Advocate.   Stephanie guides individuals to understand their healthcare options, helps to avoid medical errors, facilitates communication with all practitioners, and coaches to encourage a holistic, healthy lifestyle.  If desired, she collaborates using an Integrative approach, utilizing traditional western medicine with complementary modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, yoga therapy, guided imagery, massage, biofeedback, etc. 

Who can benefit from Stephanie's advocacy services?

Individuals are often frightened and confused when dealing with the medical system, and it’s difficult to know where to turn for safe, accurate, and ethical healthcare information.  Here are situations where Stephanie has helped:

•    A person who lives alone, or without family nearby, and needs assistance navigating the medical system.

•    Anyone facing surgery, chemotherapy or other medical procedures, and wanting guidance and support through the process.

•    Individuals looking for licensed, integrative health providers (acupuncturist, chiropractor, naturopath, yoga therapist, etc.) to support a conventional treatment plan.

•    Promote end of life and advanced care discussions.

•    Coordination of medical services when transitioning from home to assisted living, rehab to home, etc.

Here are two recent testimonials. There are many more on Stephanie's website and LinkedIn:

Stephanie was the “go to” person.  She helped us comprehend what challenges our mother faced; understood the questions to ask, maneuvered through the demands of Medicare, interfaced with our mother and the medical personnel, counseled the caregivers.  She was unflappable: tough when necessary; tender when needed.  Her communication skills are excellent. (Jeanne W., client’s daughter, located in Tucson, AZ)

My recommendation to anyone facing potential hospitalization is to arrange in advance for a patient advocate. Personally, I can recommend Stephanie without reservation. If you engage her services, she will make sure she understands your medical condition, medications and other vital information before you are hospitalized….  I would hesitate facing even “routine” hospitalization without Stephanie in my corner. (Terry C., Physician Located in Tucson, AZ)

 

How do I enlist Stephanie's patient advocacy services?

Stephanie offers an initial 30 minute, free phone consultation.  A Tucson, Arizona, in-home assessment is completed on all new clients, goals and an advocacy support plan are discussed, and a contract is signed.  Services are private pay and not reimbursed by insurance plans.  Please visit her website and click on the social media icons located in the top task bar.

Call Stephanie here: +1 520-955-3447

Email Stephanie here: Stephanie@stephaniefrederick.com

Click Here for Stephanie’s Website

Click Here for Stephanie’s LinkedIn Profile.

 

 

RN Patient Advocate

Call me to discuss your situation and arrange an in-home assessment. Or email Stephanie to learn more about how she can help.

Testimonials

Stephanie was invaluable in coordinating Mom’s health care, monitoring her health status, bringing things to my attention, and being a sounding board when decisions were needed.  She was an invaluable part of making Mom’s last year and a half comfortable and as happy and functional as possible.

Sue S., patient’s daughter

Over a six month period, Stephanie’s nursing and health care system expertise combined with her caring approach and desire for Mom to regain a good quality of life enabled a great outcome, especially given the fact that Mom, my siblings, and I all live in different states.

Jeff H., patient’s son

Testimonials

My husband and I can say that since his diagnosis for a very rare cancer in 2011 Stephanie has been an able navigator in uncharted seas.  She is the woman who carries knowledge and expertise, and most importantly, a calming presence when people need it most.

Mary K., patient’s wife

In each of our collaborations, Ms. Frederick has proven to be a consummate professional dedicated to her work as a RN and as an effective healthcare advocate helping families navigate our complex healthcare system in order to secure appropriate and cost effective medical services.

Ernie K., Homewatch Caregivers franchisee CEO

Testimonials

Stephanie has experience in conventional Western medicine, as well as, alternative medicine and holistic care. She is able to clearly assess and explain treatment options, prescription medications, health insurance questions, and Dr. recommendations of all kinds. In addition her personal strength, communication skills, compassion, and kindness make her the first person you want on your side in a medical emergency.

Sarah B., client

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and facing surgery, Stephanie was able to help me face my fears and cope with the situation. Her calm and caring personality, as well as her knowledge of medical procedures, enabled me to relax and feel that the situation was under control. I liked that she had an integrative approach to healing and medicine.

Susie G., client

Testimonials

Stephanie’s background in health education and her excellent communication skills facilitates her patient’s understanding of complex disease processes and treatments. I’ve seen her organizational skills and ability to research resources available to her clients enhance their treatment and achievement of their maximum potential. The tenacity with which she advocates for her clients and coordinates their services will fulfill a critical need for individuals facing medical crisis.

Melanie H., RN, CBE

I have not met a more dedicated, conscientious and forward-thinking individual. Stephanie is very knowledgeable about all facets of the health-care industry and has devoted her life’s work to Patient Advocacy.

Bill B., client