GUIDANCE THROUGH THE DEEP WATERS OF TODAY’S HEALTHCARE

Rae Drazin

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Full Membership
First name
Rae
Last name
Drazin
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Phone
310 968-0404
Street Address
1740 Bagley Avenue
City
Los Angeles
State or Province
CA
Postal Code
90035
Country
USA
 

Professional information

Job Title
Patient Advocate
Geographic Service Area
Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise
Researching treatment options.
Fostering communication between patient and provider.
Educating patient regarding their medical condition.
Liaison between patient/provider/family.
Review of medical history/records.
Counseling on decision-making.
Work Environment
Independent healthcare advocate
Years in the Field
10 as a volunteer; 3.5 as a professional
Additional Information
Ph.D. in Microbiology.
Consultant to medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Cancer researcher for 5 years.
University instructor in microbiology, biology, hematology for 3 years.
Director of microbiology/toxicology departments in industrial testing laboratories for 6 years.
 

Background and Training

Please indicate if you have Medical Training; what kind?
Ph.D. in Microbiology/Cancer researcher/Medical Device & Pharma consultant
What kind of Advocacy experience do you have? (If any)
Facilitated communication between patient and provider by accompanying client to doctor appointments and explained follow-up care.
Facilitated discussion of hospice.
Provided resources for home care, mental health counseling, complementary medicine options, physicians.
Aided in decision-making regarding treatment recommendations of multiple physicians.
Counseled regarding obtaining second opinion.
Do you have a degree or Credential in Healthcare Advocacy?
No
Other (Please explain)
Member APHA (Alliance of Professional Health Advocates)

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