"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 the most professional, caring and compassionate patient advocator that I have ever worked with. Her knowledge of the system and what it takes to get things done quickly and in the best interest of her clients is unmatched. On many occasions, I have witnessed her solve what seems like an insurmountable problem and she has always stepped in and found a solution, often going above and beyond what would be considered the scope of her responsibility. AnnMarie helped in finding specialized care providers, fast tracking appointments with medical specialists, and working with clients to navigate the complications of our health care system. She not only considers the well-being of the patient but also never loses sight of the cost, always ensuring that the client gets the best treatment possible in the most cost-effective manner for them. AnnMarie is my go-to person for all client matters!"

Maureen McConnell from MyBillKeeper,
New York

"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. "

John M.,


"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. "

West Coast

"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. "

New Jersey


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