"Thoroughly professional in every regard, Patient Advocators provided crucial information in clinical, administrative and insurance areas, that ensured an excellent outcome in a very complex medical case. Fully qualified and possessing extensive local resources, Ms. McIlwain offers a service to which I would entrust the care of my own family."
Edward DeRosis, MD,
New York and California
"AnnMarie is an angelic medical advocate. My brother was hospitalized to treat a non-life threatening condition. Following this procedure, he suffered a heart attack. The hospital wanted to operate to treat his heart condition, however he wanted a second opinion before agreeing to proceed. Despite being of sound mind, the hospital ignored his request and placed him under psychiatric evaluation. After a 1-1/2 week stay in the hospital we spoke and he requested I find a health advocate to assist with getting his release from the hospital and help him get a second opinion. After an internet search I found and hired Ann Marie who worked with the hospital to secure my brother’s release within 24 hours. God bless Ann Marie."
"AnnMarie and her team did a superb job taking care of my dad. She was on top of his care every step of the way and knew the right questions to ask. She made sure dad got the treatment he needed. With so many caregivers and opinions, it’s hard to know what to do. AnnMarie made it much easier…and dad is still with us thanks in no small part to her. "
"A family member was diagnosed with a mental illness and I had never dealt with these sorts of problems. Within 24 hours, AnnMarie helped me understand the diagnosis, recommended two books to deepen my understanding and provided me with the names of the two top physicians in my area (one hospital based and the other in private practice) and the pros and cons of working with each. With the preparation AnnMarie did for me, I felt very prepared for our meetings with both doctors and I was able to make a great choice for my family member who is responding well to treatment. "
"When my son broke his wrist, AnnMarie knew the top Orthopedists, but even more importantly she knew the Orthopedist who specializes in hands and wrists. After talking with this doctor, we decided to fly our son home from Denver to be treated by him. The outcome was perfect and my son’s wrist is now ready for the upcoming ski season. "