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A patient advocate helps people with health problems deal with the health care system. This includes working with doctors, nurses, insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others.
A patient advocate helps solve problems with health care, medical bills, and job discrimination related to a medical issue. He or she also may give encouragement and emotional support.
Last Revised: December 18, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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