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Request CodeState / ProvinceDescription of Need
0721-1462UTI am new to the area and struggle significantly with mental health. As recently as today I had a provider try to refuse prescribing me the very low dose/frequency of Xanax I have taken responsibility for almost 2 years. I don’t feel I am getting adequate care.

I need to know how doctors are allowed and not allowed to treat me. I had to go as far as getting a second appointment with a different provider 12 hours after my first appointment because I was instantly told to engage in eating disordered behaviors, despite disclosing my disorder.

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0721-1461PAPatient sustained injury (bruising/possible bone fracture) while inpatient.
What is Hospital protocol or current laws regarding obligation of hospital staff to report a patient injury (while on unit) AND obligation to document/investigate results of injury (bruising/fracture/swelling).

Can patient or medical power of attorney see nurse's/doctor's notes detailing physical findings? How to best advocate?

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0721-1460PAMy dad is in Deer Meadows for Rehab. They are telling me Medicare / humana is paying for 21 day stay which is up tomm. I feel he is not ready to go home. He had his heel removed a month ago due to diabetis

My dad had his toes removed a couple years ago on his other foot. I feel his foot still needs more healing . He is not bear weighting on his right foot and unable to stand long on his other foot, uncontrolled diabetis, glucoma in his eyes. They are pushing

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0721-1459NVI am a person. With a disability I have a zoom court date coming up at the end of this month I am not in need of legal help. I am in need of mental support assistance for my zoom court date. Since I am defending myself, as a disability.

I would like for an advocate to be present in the zoom court date with me for mental support. The advocate can be anywhere they don't have to be at my address they can get on the zoom from any location from any state.

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0721-1458NMMy husband went to the ER on a voluntary basis he was sent to a detox at haven behavioral he has been wanting to leave and they will not let him leave I don't know what to do to get him released

By helping me get him released

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0721-1457KYNeed help navigating insurance denial for recent eye surgery—the coordination of benefits was complicated since I had COBRA and another insurance and I’m having a lot of difficulty making progress with getting the claims reviewed.

Help by making phone calls, sending records/information between hospitals & insurance & following up to ensure all my options have been explored & we can get these medical bills covered.

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0721-1456WVAssistance to obtain all medical records, help in understanding them, possibly assist finding new providers specific to specialities and personal preferences, and assistance in next steps I should take to ensure better and proper care.

I do ask that before any charged services fees be discussed as I don't have many financial means available. I would be appreciative of basic advice to self advocate properly and to asses my medical history correctly.

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0721-1455TXI cannot visit more that x4 year. Other children less so some never. I try to call her or use video weekly but staff despite policy does not facilitate it consistently. I do not know how to keep a conversation going with her. Seems meds diminish her sensorium

Review medications for unnecessary cognitive loss. Regularly visit her to assess and connectoin team meetings to advocate for her. Help me understand her limits and how to communicate on phone or tablet. She had a Fib clot stoke.

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0721-1454SDI need advocacy to stop forced med order

Help me stop a forced medication order the medication makes me sick.

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0721-1453NYMy 20 yr old daughter is bipolar and has other disorders. She is no longer seeing psychiatrists/counselors. She self medicates with alcohol and pot. She has legal issues in 2 states. Her life is a mess. She needs an advocate to help her change direction.

Assign someone to help her get treatment, housing, legal assistance and hopefully, employment.

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0721-1452CAI am trying to find support to help me navigate life with chronic pain. I have had 5 surgeries in in 3 years with the most problematic being two cervical spine surgeries. I have severe muscle spasms and then more recently broke my wrist requiring orif surgery.

I could use assistance finding a support group bc I have become extremely depressed and can’t function very well. I have seen countless doctors and have lost hope. I have considered trying Ketamine infusions to assist with the depression accompanying my pain. My partner is against this.

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0621-1451NYI am a person withs stage 4 Breast Cancer. The Doctor I am currently seing has dropped my care with no notice. He was prescribing me 3 different medications. I called three times last week with no reply from him. I need my medication.

I would like you to contact him on a phone call. I have no idea how I ended up with him,just a phone call to come in, If you could please, call them , I would like to see another Doctor.

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0621-1450AZI really need a voice to speak for me. I’ve been my own advocate since October. I am receiving abusive treatment by doctors as a result of medical sexism. I am being kept from The care that I need and have been since that time as a result the surgery that I have needed for a long time likely may not be viable anymore. Mayo ER notes so it clearly. And I was referred there by two doctors because I was receiving that kind of trip elsewhere

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0621-1449AZI have reports bills and images that all state that a radiologist did a cerebral angiogram on me a few years ago and last year whenever I went to go get an adjustment from the chiropractors the wire that was left in my back broke I had no idea there was anything in my back till I went to go get an x-ray but the doctors have told me all kinds of things other than what I am seeing in the image

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0621-1448NY(Request from a fellow APHA member): I have received a call from a woman who is looking for someone to help with a few on-going medical conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, Lyme Disease and she had hip surgery. She takes biologics.
0621-1447NYI live alone and my children do not live nearby.I am looking for a service that provide asissitance to me if I need to be hospitalized...to oversee immediate care.thankyou

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0621-1446MIIndividual is currently in-patient at Pine Rest in Grand Rapids, MI and has no one to follow her care, manage treatment and report to family members who are currently unavailable to advocate for her.

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0621-1445FLI was admitted to the hospital for surgery. Right before I was supposed to enter the OR my surgery was canceled. I NEVER ENTERED THE Operating Room. Yet the hospital keeps charging me $16000 for operating time as well as medications to put me to sleep.

Help me to get the hospital to stop charging fir something that never happened.

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0621-1444CAMy father has bronchiectasis and is having a flair and his pulmonologist only has admitting privileges at Sequoia hospital. He does not have covid but I am concerned with the narrow standard of care protocols if this changes.

Trying to be proactive in case anything comes up. We expect a 5-7 day timeframe unless of course something changes.

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0521-1443CAI am 61 on hospice for COPD. I've lost my ability to walk. I'm going to cedar Sinai hospital for parkinsonism. My insurance won't approve for me to see a mobility specialist. I need caregiver. I need help. No family or friends

I need help with everything.

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0521-1442AZNeed help navigating finding a surgeon to repair my stomach . Schedulers diagnosing me over the phone instead of taking my word or CT scan.
2 surgeons pressuring me to remove my gall bladder (because of a stone) while they repair my stomach and I say NO, turns me off.

moral support and help me steer away from unnecessary procedures when talking to doctors. Interviewed very good surgeons who didn't pressure me to have extra procedures but didn't take my insurance. I haven't found how to pull up surgeons on the net who specialize in my needs and take insurance

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0521-1441AKMy son Alex suffers greatly from psoriatic gout and psoriasis. I am looking for someone to help him find a way to alleviate this painful and debilitating problem.

My son, 35 years old, suffers greatly from psoriatic gout and psoriasis. He has seen doctors in the Fairbanks area, and has his medication that he is taking. I’m wondering if there is an advocate or somebody that can help him navigate his way through some process to alleviate this problem.

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0521-1440NYMy sister is in need of help getting to a doctor appointment. She is suddenly unable to walk. We’d like to have a professional accompany her to her appointment and report back to me.

Help in transportation (getting her in and out of the car and to her appointment. )
Listening and taking notes at the appointment.

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0521-1439Wash, DCOur health insurance just dropped an essential medication from its formulary. There is no generic to match the medication, Rytary. We want to try to navigate an exception...

Help us navigate an exception with our insurance so that we can continue getting coverage. Rytary is extended release — for Parkinson’s. CVS CAREMARK is offering an alternative that does not provide the longer lasting release— an huge benefit for the patient. It a Parkinson’s medication.

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0521-1438GAshe is in the hospital and the Humana is denying coverage for a rehab physical therapy facility.

help us get her into a facility

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0521-1437PASevere Rhumatoid crippling pain and need to start back on Medications to stop it ,contacted rheumatologist , numerous times every week ,wont get me in for appointment and will not return messages.

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0521-1436ILWe need help getting my 11 year old son in-house help. We have been unsuccessful finding a mental hospital or residential facility and he is too much for me to handle. I’ve lost the family that was helping and we are on our own and desperate.

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0521-1435SDI'm currently on pain medication for an injury I sustained in a dv incident. I'll be on. Meds the rest of my life. I'm so sick of being treated like a junkie. I don't know what to do anymore. Or how to explain my condition.

Help me get through. Mostly to the nurses what I'm dealing with. Most of them think I'm just looking for pills. I'm looking for relief. I just need someone to have my back for once. I'm alone in this fight.

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0521-1434CAMy sister has been in patient at UCI for 90 + days. We have reason to believe she is not getting the care she needs and the staff are negligent and maybe even abusive with her as this point. She is 57 years old and has been diagnosed with ascites.

We need assistance navigating the health care system and my brother in law would like to hire a patient advocate.

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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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