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What People are Saying About RN Patient Advocates
RN Patient Advocacy in The News
Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate the Medical Maze, Chicago Tribune, May 2015 * This article spotlights an iRNPA Graduate.
RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience
“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA
“The way of the future of nursing...an absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA
“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA
“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA! If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you! Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long
“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course! It is truly intensive but so worth it! I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can. All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” — Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor, www.healthcareadvisornan.com
Direct access to leading radiologists so that you have accurate, thorough, and detailed information about your tests to help you and your doctor pursue the most beneficial treatment plan.
We offer direct access from anywhere in the world to a network of leading radiologists who can re-read your MRI, CT, X-ray, Mammogram, or any other radiology test.
- Radiology second opinions (for patients via online portal at www.metismd.com: MRI, CT, PET, xray, ultrasound, mammography)
- Specialized radiologic interpretations for physicians - primary reads and second opinions
- Independent radiology reviews for insurance companies and law firms
- "Age of Injury" reports on work related injuries/workman's compensation cases
- Medico-Legal consultations
- Primary read teleradiology services
- Peer review
The entire country takes doctors and specialists’ medical opinions seriously when it comes to the health and overall well-being of themselves and their loved ones. For a patient who shows early signs of a serious disease, or needs major surgery, individuals highly regard what their medical practitioner has to say and recommend. MRIs, CT scans, digital X-rays, mammograms, and other radiology tests all play an important role in today’s medical diagnoses, prognoses, and treatment plans.
However, for patients who have received treatment and haven’t seen an improvement in health, seeking a second opinion with radiology tests is ideal. In cases where patients aren’t seeing the results they had hoped for with their initial treatment course, a second opinion can be an important step in getting to the root of the problem.
According to the National Center for Policy Analysis (source:http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=23148), an estimated 10 to 20 percent of medical cases are misdiagnosed. Another report states that 28 percent of 583 diagnostic mistakes were life-threatening or had resulted in death or permanent disability.