Why engage Pacific Coast Health Advocacy?
Peace of mind.
“With Patricia on my side, I felt a tremendous sense of relief. I’m so thankful she was there to help.”
– Lou O.
“I would highly recommend Patricia Knight as an excellent patient advocate. Patricia’s healthcare and legal background give her a unique advantage and competency when dealing with the complexities of today’s healthcare system, especially with patients who present with highly complex healthcare issues. I observed Patricia in a situation that involved a complex university hospital and clinic system caring for a patient with equally complex needs including a major surgery. Patricia not only facilitated vital information between multiple physicians, departments and clinics, but was key in helping the medical staff avoid errors by her astute observations, tenacity and ability to effectively communicate in the healthcare arena.”
– Barbara B.
“When my family was faced with the wrenching decision to discontinue life support for my husband, Patricia’s experience and expertise provided us with the confidence we needed to consult with physicians, navigate our options, accept reality, and proceed. We felt as though we had a guide on one of the most important journeys of our lives.”
– Kate H.
“It was two years ago that I tripped in my home and fractured my shoulder. I have lived a long life and been fortunate to have good health and no broken bones; no visits to the hospital. I was panicked. I have a tremendous fear of hospitals. Knowing Patricia, her background in health and her years as an attorney, in addition to being a very compassionate person, made her the perfect person to call upon. I relied 100% on Patricia’s advice, she was there for me through it all. Starting with my first doctor visit – listening, asking questions, explaining to me what the doctor was saying- she was my advocate. She completed forms in the doctor’s office and endless forms for hospital, insurance, short term and long term disability – be assured one needs assistance in these areas. Patricia accompanied me, actually putting on a hospital gown, allowing her to stay with me right up until the moment I was ushered into surgery. She spoke to the doctor again and calmed my fears. She visited me in the hospital, made certain I was comfortable, and followed up on a regular basis once I got home. Patricia, it is a comfort to me to know you are out there. With my deepest gratitude.”
– Janice G.
“Ms. Knight attended a complicated medical appointment which I had at the University of California. The appointment was complicated by the sheer fact of the MD’s quick speaking and use of medical language. Since Ms. Knight has a medical background she was able to ask questions which I would not have thought about. I felt like I could just be there and not worry about remembering everything as she was taking notes. She shared her notes after the meeting, which made the appointment more clear to me. I would use her again as I felt her service was so useful.”
– Sharon G.
“Thank you Patricia Knight for your guidance and compassion when our mother was in the hospital. Your support and professionalism was very helpful in assuring our mother not only receive the proper care, but also the care she deserved. We are so grateful for the extra time and efforts you put into helping us prepare for meetings with the doctors, including making sure we asked the right questions and understood all the options that were presented to us with regards to the tough decisions families face when a loved one is ill. As a family, we highly recommend Patricia and her expertise as a patient advocate”.
– Maureen C.