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Preparing for Doctor Visits:  More Than a List of Questions! 

Myra Katz, PA-C, BCPA

When:      Monday, June 28, 2021

Time:        5:00 PM (EST)

Cost:         Pulse charges a separate fee of $20 to process Continuing Education Credit (CE) and certificates.

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This program has been approved by the Patient Advocate Certification Board Payments for 1 CE may be made to PulsePayment.org 

DESCRIPTION:  Communication is critical to becoming an active member of the healthcare team.  Too often, we accept what doctors tell us without fully understanding the conversation or clinical issues, making it virtually impossible to make informed decisions about care.  This ACES presentation will discuss how patients and advocates can prepare for medical visits - complete with a goal and a list of questions - that can be asked and answered during a medical visit.  A successful visit is when you leave the doctor’s office feeling questions have been answered and you understand and agree with the patients plan of care.

With more than 30 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, Myra served in a variety of settings, with specialties in College Health, Internal Medicine and Oncology/ Hematology.  In 2018, Myra became one of the first Board Certified Patient Advocates in the nation and founded Katz Patient Advocate Inc to help patients navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.  Myra is also a certified cancer navigator, a volunteer with Gilchrist Services, a hospice outside Baltimore, Maryland, and a death doula, helping terminal patients manage their final days in peace and dignity.   Myra uses her extensive experience to help clients deal with complex medical issues and make sure all avenues have been explored and considered, so that clients feel confident and secure with their medical decisions.

ACES is a national venue to welcome and engage patient advocates, regardless of background or training, to share knowledge, experience and resources to improve the effectiveness of all persons who serve others as patient advocates.  

ACES is sponsored by:   Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & AdvocacyGreater National Advocates

This program has been approved by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to  provide Board Certified Patient Advocates with 1.0 clock hours to make a payment to receive your 1CE. 

About ACES

MISSION: To create a national venue to welcome and engage patient advocates, regardless of background or training, to share knowledge, experience and resources to improve the effectiveness of all persons who serve others as patient advocates.   

ADVOCATES: Patient advocates have diverse backgrounds & experience.  

Independent Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education & training, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocacy services privately to individuals and groups.  

Institutional (Assigned) Patient Advocates 

Professionally trained patient advocates, who through education or experience, are qualified or certified to provide patient advocate services that are employed/paid by an organization, insurer or health care provider.

Caregiver Advocates 

Individuals (patients, family members, friends or caregivers) who have become patient advocates as a result of their knowledge and personal experience as a caregiver that has accepted responsibility for advocating on behalf of a patient.

PROGRAM: A 1-hour meeting on Zoom.  Topics are selected in advance from participant suggestions.  Meeting begins with a brief 20-30  minute presentation by subject expert(s) followed by guided group discussion where participants share their experiences. Sessions close with a brief Question & Answer (Q&A) period.  Opportunity for participants to network & share information before and after session.  Polls/surveys will be utilized to elicit feedback on meetings, presenters, issues and future topics.