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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
0521-1433PAMy 20-yr-old grandson has a large amount of medical bills because of his mental health issues. he is diagnosed bipolar, PTSD, and has high anxiety. He has bills from his stays last summer in several psychiatric facilities and drug rehab placements. He has recently lost his job.

He needs help because I think he's being over-charged and now without a job ,it will be even harder for him to continue to make payments. His bill for one week in Holy Spirit Psych ward was over $60,000, which seems way too much.

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0521-1432ILMy friend is getting horrible care while in hospital for sudden anaphylactic reactions to ALL FOODS. They are challenging this as a mental health manner even with nurses documenting her reactions to food trials. The doctors removed her epi pen. We need help getting her care.

Need someone to help her find a better system to transfer to for care. Need help getting current doctors to listen to her body and her needs and not blow her off and make her health worse.

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0421-1431AZI am currently residing in Arizona and am trying to move back to Fargo, ND. I cannot afford to live in Arizona on my disability alone and I have a payee in Fargo that has been nothing but difficult. I have 2 days now to figure something or I'm homeless.

I need to get my Payee to buy me a plane ticket back to Fargo, ND. So when I inevitably do become homeless, I can still receive my money and try again for finding a place in June.
0421-1430VAPhysiatrist MD billed Out of Networrk Lab without informing me. MD billed me for diagnostic tests that he did not do. Duplicate billing and grossly overcharging.

Analyze bills.

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0421-1429NYFor over a year my Mother has been dealing with an illness that has still not been diagnosed. She is 64 year old and slowly withering away in front of our eyes. We feel she is not getting proper care.

We feel an advocate can help pressure the doctors for a better treatment Please contact by email

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0421-1428VAI need someone to help me navigate my breast cancer treatment. I am newly diagnosed.

An advocate can help me understand the procedures, treatments, medications, what questions to ask the medical team.

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0421-1427PAI just need someone to help me get back on top of my life. I have slipped into a depression, where I shut down and I am trying to get back to doing life.

One or two visits of both hands on getting on top of mail and letting me talk then brainstorming some positive ways to deal with my realty that I currently see as only dark.

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0421-1426WAMy Mom has just recently moved to Bellevue, WA from Portland, OR and is having tremendous difficulty in establishing care with new Doctors, including for a chronic couple conditions of the back and legs (not to mention routine issues such as BP control, etc.).

My mom has mostly gotten a big run around. She is 68 and on SSI. I am seeking some avenue to aid in getting her appropriately established with primary and specialty care, inc. appropriate pain management. My sister and I have been unable to get this done.

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0421-1425MII need help with managing my my medications. I have leukemia which gives me severe bone pain in my legs. I had a stroke in oct a now I’m in an assisted living facility in bay city. The in house dr refuses to treat my pain. I can barely function.pend.mos.of.myDay.inbed.crying

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0421-1424IDMedical record discrepancy.

Advice, possibly represent.

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0321-1423WVJust doing preliminary research for my daughter-in-law’s mother who just suffered a stroke near Charleston, WV.

Wondering who or what type of advocate with experience/advanced understanding of stroke victims might be able to help advocate in person or by phone.

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0321-1422CAI have LUPUS and I am struggling to get doctors to take my concerns and symptoms seriously.

Need someone who can ask the right questions and get me the best possible care and look for alternative treatment options. Help make appts and organize all my medical records.

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0321-1421CAPain management doctor is retiring. Having difficulty finding a new doctor who will prescribe the medications she has been on for several years.

Find an appropriate doctor.

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0321-1420CA66 year old female brain tumor and stroke survivor looking for affordable housing, Senior, Independent or Retirement Community, 55+, in Long Beach, Carson, Lakewood, Norwalk, Downey, Torrance to cook and care for myself as soon as possible please. Thank you.

Assistance with housing and transportation.

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0321-1419TXI received a major COVID medical bill. I know that there is financial support for unforeseen COVID medical expenses and I need some help using these government resources and heathcare acts to divert my bill to my insurance company, who should of payed the bill. Currently, I use two insurances.

An advocate can help to make sure my medical bill is filed correctly and that I use all the resources available to allocate the medical bill correctly.

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0321-1418CODisabled firefighter/paramedic with PTSD, CTE, MDD,GAD, and ADHD. I need someone to help me with disability. I am unable because of the above, and I've been blamed for all.

Assist with SSDI application/navigation and psychotherapy services.

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0321-1417MAI was in a bike accident.

I am looking for someone to review bills from ER and ambulance, see if the bills are correct and possibly negotiate lower bills.

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0321-1416WA(Patient) has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia, after being arrested about a week ago. Hopefully, they will move him to a hospital soon but we are not sure what his rights are.

Having an advocate to help us understand what his rights are, and opening a line of communication as none of us have even talked to him since the arrest.

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0321-1415NYbilling by hospital

evaluate the bills and let me know if there no mistakes and negotiate
with hospital

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0321-1414FLMy brother recently suffered a stroke. He is 54 and was in good condition. Stroke result of a malformation in an artery. He had surgery 2 weeks ago to repair his brain bleed, but his insurance provide will not approve the inpatient rehab prescribed by his doctors nor outpatient PT.

I live 500 miles away and am not a medical professional. Fear my brothers condition is impairing his ability to navigate his insurance company to advocate for himself. Would like to engage a professional as time is of the essence in his rehab.

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0221-1413MNI am a patient at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, recovering from an orthopedic surgery yesterday. Last night I was in excruciating pain and did not receive timely pain relief/communication. I have not been able to speak with my doctor and have not received information about my discharge.

Help me to receive clear information about my progress, communicate with/see my doctor,receive pain relief at scheduled times, receive information when care is delayed, and be informed on my discharge process.

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0221-1412MATwo requests for the same person:
1. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer for 2-3 years. Finished with chemo regimens here in Pittsfield Ma. Need to search next steps including potential clinical trials.

I am unable to move ahead for several reasons. Need someone to move it along- proactively. To get all the help I can in this stage of things.
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2. End of life cancer diagnosis for an elderly male.
Help the patient and his wife navigate the complicated process of his care and cancer and the pandemic. 85 ish years old.

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0221-1411NYMy son fell on the street and broke two teeth. We do not have dental insurance but I read that our medical insurance covered for accidental trauma to healthy teeth. However, the dentists do not know the CPT codes that correspond to the dental codes they are familiar with.

I am looking for someone who could help the dentist use the correct medical codes for tooth extraction, implant, etc.

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0221-1410CAId like a second opinion on my wife who is 43 years old. They have denied her open heart surgery because she is "not a good candidate". At family meeting I asked who the cardiologist was and who made this decision. Lead Dr. Goebel reluctantly replied Dr. Egrie.

Get medical records and find out who denied Jessicas surgery and why. I phoned the cardiologist Dr. Egrie today and they were not even aware that Jessica was in ICU. I phoned nurses station and asked to message Dr. Egrie and they refused stating he was not her care provider.

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0121-1409FLDesperate need of help with finding a medical help for a much needed surgery, also help with reapplying for disability.

finding a doctor that will take medicaid help with all aspects of reapplying for disability

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0121-1408TXWe need an advocate to help us locate the best physical therapy and occupational therapy available. After back surgery and subsequent infection patient is paralyzed. We need immediate physical therapy.

Locate the best facility to stimulate and regain some ability to move and walk again.

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0121-1407FLI am a 74 yr. old licensed NY oral surgeon with heart and lung problems. I am not skilled with internet devices. My wife 71 breast cancer survivor. We do not know how to get appt’s for Covid vaccination. Willing to pay to get help with tech savvy advocate.

I was a first responder and still licensed oral surgeon in NY I am nothing but an at risk senior living in Fl for 13 years. We need help to get a fair chance of getting vaccinated for either SARS CoV 2 and it’s mutations. We are both internet illiterates.
0121-1406FLI am overwhelmed at this time. Edward is a cancer patient. He has Mesothelioma. I’m 83 years old and need some help between Radiation and Immunotherapy Doctors etc. Also he got the vaccine last week and they wouldn’t give it to me. I’ve signed up in different places

Be an liaison and coordinate therapies

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0121-1405PAHi. I need help with the cost of cateract surgery. I am desperate. I need to get them out as soon as possible, but don't have the money to pay for it. Can you help Thank you.

They can help me find resources that I may have missed.

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