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Patient Advocate


A patient advocate helps people with health problems deal with the health care system. This includes working with doctors, nurses, insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others.

A patient advocate helps solve problems with health care, medical bills, and job discrimination related to a medical issue. He or she also may give encouragement and emotional support.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedMay 27, 2011

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