Becky Barnes

Patient Voices Matter

Free 15 min Intro Call

18

Years of Experience

Virtual Support Available

Meet Becky Barnes

Healthcare navigation with a specialty in "complex" healthcare cases.

About

**Please read** Client Connection: Please message to get confirmation to schedule introductory calls. Once the appointment time has been confirmed by both parties, the appointment will be scheduled. ___________________________________________________________ If Rebecca became a National Patient Advocate after the death of her only sibling, Rachel who was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 18 years old with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Rebecca was her sister's stem cell donor in 2004. Rachel passed away from Hodgkin's in 2005. At that time, Rebecca decided she wanted to be a voice for Patients and became a Patient Advocate. She became a Co-Event Coordinator for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kentucky from 2005-2008 and has worked as a Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for over a decade. Rebecca went to nursing school for three years at Bluegrass Community and Technical College with clinical experience in the ICU and Med-Surg floors. Unfortunately, she went through a year of being misdiagnosed and experienced medical gaslighting before she was properly diagnosed. Rebecca found herself in the Emergency Department with a life-threatening Thyroid Storm caused by long-term, untreated Grave's Disease. Rebecca had to withdraw from nursing school because of her rare medical condition, but after some recovery time, she started to work as a CNA. She worked in the Brain Injury and Stroke Unit at Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and volunteered at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center and St. Joseph Hospital. For over a decade, Rebecca has gone through her own chronic health issues and saw a need for Patient Advocates in the healthcare setting. She has a background working with National Patient Advocate Foundation for over 13 years. Rebecca advocates getting healthcare bills signed by Representatives and Senators in Washington, DC, and Frankfort, KY. She helped get the Kentucky Oral Parity Bill signed in 2013, get the Medical Debt Relief Act championed by KY Representative, Andy Barr in 2015, and worked on the PCHETA Bill in 2018. In addition to her work with NPAF, Rebecca has advocated for the American Cancer Society on Patient Lbby Days in 2018 and is a Stakeholder for PQA. Rebecca wants to help patients and their caregivers learn how to navigate their own healthcare journey and come to her for any assistance that is needed when a patient or caregiver is unable to advocate for themselves. The healthcare experience has never been more difficult to navigate than this time that we are in right now. Rebecca believes that patient and caregiver education is very important, as well as networking with others so that the patient can have the best healthcare experience possible. If you feel as if your voice has not been heard at your doctor's appointments, and that you feel overwhelmed navigating through your healthcare journey, please give me a call. It is time your voice is heard. Patient Voices Matter!

Top Specialties
Complex & Catastrophic Diagnoses

Complex & Catastrophic Diagnoses

Family & Caregiver Support

Family & Caregiver Support

Chronic Conditions

Chronic Conditions

Experience
Patient Advocate

Patient Voices Matter

2022 - Present

Kentucky

*Locating Doctors and Specialists *Setting up Doctor's Appointments *Document appointments in Google Calendar *Prepping for Doctor's Appointments; Questionnaires, Tests, Imaging *Post Appointment: Review of Medical Records.... (see more)

National Patient Advocate

National Patient Advocate Foundation

2009 - Present

Washington, DC

• Lobby for healthcare reform in Washington, DC, and Frankfort, KY • Connect patients with Case Managers • Advocate for the interests of patients • Stakeholder

More About Becky
Education

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington Healing Arts Academy

Massage Therapy

Licenses & Certifications

Massage Therapy

Nurse Assistant

Patient Advocate

Languages

English

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