Beacon Patient Advocates LLC
Independent Patient Advocates Helping You Navigate the Choppy Waters of Today's Healthcare

Speaking Engagement Opportunities


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Ailene Gerhardt, founder of Beacon Patient Advocates, is available to speak to groups about the following topics:

  • The Field of Independent Patient Advocacy: What Is an Independent Board Certified Patient Advocate and Why Do You Need One?

  • Know Your Rights as a Patient

  • Effective Communication with Your Medical Providers

  • Health Literacy: Exploring the Language of Health Care

  • Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors (Partnership with CampaignZERO)

  • Caregiving from a Distance

  • The Needs of Solos & Singles

  • The Value of Advance Care Planning

  • What to Know about “Surprise” and “Balance” Medical Bills

  • Creating Your “Patient Toolbox:” How to Gather all of the Paperwork Needed

  • Navigating the Healthcare System with Chronic Illness

June 2019:
Needham Senior Services Solo Aging Series, 11 am - Noon
June 13: What Support is There for Solo Agers?
June 20: The Value of Long Term Planning
June 27: Developing a Dynamic Life Plan

August 2019:
Cambridge Neighbors
August 27:
Topic to be Determined

September 2019:
Newton Senior Center, 2-3:30 pm
September 11: The Needs of Solo Agers 

Cambridge Neighbors
September 24:
Topic to be Determined

November 2019:
Newton Senior Center, 2-3:30 pm
November 13: The Challenge of “Surprise” Medical Bills

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Is there a topic you are interested in that's not listed here? Email Ailene