Maria Vigodsky

Board Certified Patient Advocate with 25+ years healthcare expertise (case management, care coordination, 2nd opinions, insurance appeals))

Free 30 min Intro Call

27

Years of Experience

In-Person & Virtual Support Available

Nice To Meet You!

Hello! I'm Maria and I've been in the field of healthcare for 27 years - 15 years as a medical case manager and 12 years in healthcare administration (overseeing quality, access, and patient experience). My specialty is working with solo agers, dink (dual income no kids), adult children concerned for aging parents and anyone desiring a higher level of medical care. I serve clients of all ages with the same goal - making sure their medical decisions are more manageable and they do not feel isolated or alone in their healthcare journey. I will be their cheerleader and the one fighting to ensure they get quality care. My goal is to provide supportive and compassionate guidance to my clients to decrease the overwhelm and stress they are feeling, along with any healthcare obstacles they are experiencing, so they can instead focus on their health and wellbeing.

A Bit About My Approach:

Having extensive experience in the field of healthcare as well as personal experience from aging parents (mom pancreatic cancer, father lung disease & 2 previous brain bleeds), I know firsthand how broken our healthcare system is and how difficult it can be to navigate. My familiarity with the what, when, where and who to call combined with my leadership, persistence, organization, and strong communication skills help educate and empower patients so they can make the best decisions for their health. I am a doer in healthcare and know how to make things happen. Just as important though, I believe in the Golden Rule and treat my clients with respect, dignity, integrity, honesty, kindness, transparency, and the highest level of professionalism. So, whether it's coordinating care, attending doctors’ appointments, overseeing hospitalizations, appealing denials, or involving administration to ensure patients’ rights, I will advocate for you or your loved one.

What To Expect From Our Intro Call:

Hello! I'm Maria and I've been in the field of healthcare for 27 years - 15 years as a medical case manager and 12 years in healthcare administration (overseeing quality, access, and patient experience). My specialty is working with solo agers, dink (dual income no kids), adult children concerned for aging parents and anyone desiring a higher level of medical care. I serve clients of all ages with the same goal - making sure they have information to make informed healthcare decisions and support to prevent feeling isolated or alone in their healthcare journey. I will be my clients cheerleader and the one fighting to ensure they get quality care. My goal is to provide compassionate guidance to help decrease overwhelm and stress, while making healthcare obstacles and concerns more manageable - that way a patients focus can be on their health and wellbeing.

Top Specialties
Care Coordination

Care Coordination

Solo Aging

Solo Aging

Find a Doctor

Find a Doctor

Experience
Self Employed- Patient Advocate / Life Coach

Maria Vigodsky, LLC, Owner

2019 - Present

Remote / Nationwide / Florida in person

Patient Advocate: Help individuals with coordination of medical care, healthcare navigation, oversight of hospitalization and rehab nursing home assistance. Career/Life Coach: provide support to enable clients to develop and meet their goals.

Vice President of Quality & Patient Experience

AMS (Anesthesia Management Solutions)

Pensacola FL (locations in 26 states)

Account Manager for FL and South East. Oversaw provider experience, patient experience (including concerns / complaints), training, orientation, marketing and HR.

More About Maria
Education

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

M. Ed with a specialization in Counseling and Guidance

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

B.A. Liberal Studies - minor in English and HR

University of West Florida

MHA - working on Masters in Healthcare Administration

Licenses & Certifications

Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Certified Health & Life Coach

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