Find Your iRNPA



Find Your iRNPA


All iRNPAs have completed the nationally ranked RN Patient Advocates Learning Intensive and are knowledgeable in all paradigms of medicine:  conventional medicine, Integrative Medicine and the Functional Medicine Chronic Care Model.  Our expertise extends to all clinical areas. Click here to read about our services: RN Patient Advocate Services 

We invite you to meet with an iRNPA for an introductory meeting.  We will ask you to tell us what is happening, what conditions are you facing.  Knowing that, we will be able to explain how we might best help – what services iRNPAs provide that would be most advantageous for you.



North Carolina - *New
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Amanda McGuire Johnson, MSN, ANP, iRNPA



 (828) 559-1591                                                                                 


Wellness and Disease Prevention

Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Coordinate & Communicate with the Health Care Team

Medical Education/Research

Partnering with Families & Caregivers

Dealing with Cancer

End of Life Support

Advocacy Services

  • Prepare you for and/or accompany you to medical appointments or hospital visits. 
  • Collect and process all the information about your care and explain what is happening.
  • Coordinate care and communication with each of your physicians.
  • Research all medical literature to discover the full range of treatment options for you.
  • Comprehensive review of your medications and supplements.
  • Create a unique timeline of your medical history.  (Think Cliff Notes version of your entire medical record for your wallet.  Your doctors will love this!)


Family & Caregiver Support

  • Ask the right questions and relay information from medical visits. 
  • Aid in safe and successful transition of care (critical after surgery or hospitalization).
  • Visit your loved one in a nursing facility.  Review medications and optimize care during their stay.
  • Teach you to be your family's best advocate


Wellness and Prevention

  • Home survey and lifestyle education.
  • Guidance on how to detoxify your home and body.
  • Personalized approach to determine the best foods for your body.
  • Strategies for stress reduction and energy renewal.


Pre-Pregnancy Planning

  • Strategies to enhance fertility naturally.
  • Guidance on supplementation before and during pregnancy.
  • All wellness & prevention services that are carefully adapted for this special time.




Oregon - *New
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Antra Boyd RN, BSN, MS, iRNPA



 (503) 261-3431                                                                                 


  • Evaluate each client’s unique history and circumstance and develop a plan that best serves the needs of the client.
  • Provide support to client’s and their families.
  • Act as a liaison to help coordinate and communicate with the healthcare team.
  • Listen to client concerns and answer questions. 
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Explore and educate client’s on medical advances and investigate traditional, integrative, and functional medicine treatment options. 
  • Educate clients to be their own best advocate.





Illinois - *New


Teri Dreher RN, CCRN, iRNPA

 (Author of an Amazon Best Seller)/sites/default/files/Teri-Dreher-Patient-Advocacy-Matters-Amazon-Best-Seller 

 (847) 612-6684                                                                          


  • Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular 
  • Geriatric/Senior orphans
  • Holistic care: physical, emotional and spiritual support
  • Medical education/research
  • Integrative: Chromotherapy, Medical hypnotherapy, Nutrition
  • Transition of care facilitation 
  • Public speaking/education




Name          Phone                             Speciality
Melissa Cardine MSN, RN, WOCN, iRNPA 602 499-4584      
  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment of your personal situation.
  • Research and inform you about available treatment options.
  • Provide you with information to better understand what you are encountering in the health care world.
  • Create a personal plan for you to make informed medical decisions. 
  • Educate you how to become your own health advocate.


Patricia Durlam RN, MA ON, iRNPA

  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment of your personal situation
  • Research and inform you about available treatment options
  • Speak with health care providers and relatives on your behalf 
  • Attend physician/treatment visits and write down questions you may have and information that is given to you
  • Living Will
  • How to choose the right MPOA
  • When it is time to call hospice
  • Review your medical records and diagnostic and test reports


Karen Hallbauer RNC-OB, iRNPA


  • RN Patient Advocate Services


  • Independent RN Patient Advocate
  • Obstetrical & Neonatal Nursing
  • Women’s Health
  • Utilization Review
  • Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Research
  • Childbirth Educator

Jessica Koegel RN, MSN, iRNPA


  • Case Management
  • Advanced Management of Chronic illnesses
  • Surgical clients 
  • Home Health
  • Health & Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Utilization Review
  • Quality Assurance



Karen Mercereau, RN, IRNPA




  • Integrative/Functional Medicine
  • Patient advocacy
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Neurodegenerative disease treatment/management (ex. Parkinson’s Disease)
  • Burns
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Surgical preparation and recovery
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Cancer treatment options
  • Nutrition
  • Autoimmune disease medicine

Kathleen Sloan, RN, BSN, iRNPA


  • Specializing in end of life care
  • End of life planning and care
  • Understanding your Advance Directives 
  • Create a personal plan for you to make informed medical decisions
  • Living Will
  • How to choose the right MPOA
  • When it is time to call hospice


Susan Lam, RN, iRNPA  


  • Patient AdvocacyHealth and wellness
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Critical Care
  • Chronic Disease
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Geriatrics


Mary Baron, RN, iRNPA




  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment of your personal situation, including an understanding of your own priorities and wishes
  • Review your medical records and diagnostic and test reports
  • Research and inform you about available treatment options.
  • Assist with selecting healthcare services (doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, special services) based on quality data and health grades.   

Read more here: Mary Baron RN, iRNPA




Susan F. McPhail Taylor-Smith, MHA, BSN, RN, iRNPA


  • in-office/phone coaching
  • home visits/in-person Hospital Assistance
  • in-person support at Appointments, Research and Education sessions. 

Ruth Rinehart, RN, iRNPA


  • Primary Immune Deficiency
  • Chronic Fatigue/Myalgic Encephalitis (SEID)
  • Autoimmne Diseases

Nan Wetherhorn, RN, iRNPA




  My areas of interest are people with complex medical issues, cancer patients and seniors (and their children who live in another state) who need help understanding their healthcare issues. I also have a lot of experience with pediatrics and neonates and working with their families to understand the child’s healthcare issues and treatment plans.

Florida & Pennsylvania
Name                                                  Phone                                  Speciality 
Lannette Johnston, RN, BSN, iRNPA 


  • Breast Cancer
  • Women’s Health 
  • Cardiac Care
  • Critical Care
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Master Trainer
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Care
  • Domestic Violence
  • Geriatrics
  • American Heart Association Instructor for Adult & Pediatric 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Health Promotion, Injury, and Illness Prevention Programs
  • Employee Wellness
  • Home Health
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Intensive Care
  • Medical Surgical
  • Pediatric Services for the technology dependent child



Contact us!

RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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