If you or a loved one does not understand their doctor or procedures they are having, this service can be very helpful.
I will meet you at the appointment , take notes, ask questions and do whatever it takes to make sure you are treated with respect and dignity. I will be there to help you understand what your doctor is telling you and explain all directions in detail. This service can be especially helpful for a loved one who does not live close to family. With the consent of the client, I will call or email the result to the client's family.
This service is offered for those who have been first diagnosed with a chronic illness or are having difficulty with their illness and treatments.. Long term illnesses affect all our relationships. Families/spouses are welcome to come and ask questions and learn what they can expect and how they can encourage and help their loved one.
I have experience working with people who have dementia and their families. I am a trained crises counselor and will use my own experiences as well to understand and walk with you and your loved ones through this journey.
These groups have not been meeting in person due to COVID 19. July 2020 we will be hosting groups on-line in a secure and encrypted video forum. More information coming.
I will meet with the client at the appointment fifteen minutes before scheduled time. If a procedure is being performed, I will meet the client at the time the facility performing the procedure suggests. A courtesy call a day before the procedure will be made to ensure that the client understands the exam and how it will be done and can ask questions if they have concerns. If I am reporting the results back to the family, the client will need to sign a medical release form.
An appointment with doctor or specialist. I will be with you in the exam room to make sure you understand what the doctor is explaining. I will ask appropriate questions on your behalf and will always make sure you are treated with respect by the Doctor and office staff. A written report will be made and given with explanations of the exam and suggestions that were made
I will meet the client at the facility where procedure is performed. I will stay with them until the procedure is over and explain what the doctor said and any instructions that were given. A written report will be made for client or family. A follow-up courtesy call will be made to client a day after the procedure.
When you or a loved one ar unexpectedly in an emergency department, things can be very chaotic. Likewise as an inpatient things can get very difficult to understand. Many hospital employees are in and out, medications are given, and tests are being ordered. It can be difficult to understand it all. I will visit the family/and patient at the hospital, listen, and help you reach answers to your questions., while ensuring the client is getting the best possible care.
This is for an established patient that has already had an initial consultation. If the patient or family has any questions we can make an appointment for a phone consultation.
Due to insurance reasons I am unable to transport the client in my personal vehicle. If you are in need of a ride to your appointment I can refer you to community agencies who offer this service.
A confidential meeting with Anya to discuss current difficulties you are experiencing with your chronic illness or questions regarding patient advocacy and patients rights. These can be done in-person at your home or through an encrypted and HIPPA approved video conference or telephone call.
Couple or Family
Couple or Family
This business began February 2018, with a giant leap of faith. I had been a chronic pain survivor for fifteen years. In 2016, I became very desperate. A pain specialist had treated me with opiates for eight years. My body had become adjusted to them and did not relieve the pain any longer. The doctor refused to raise my dose but suggested to keep doing the excruciating injections in my back and lung every eight weeks. A procedure that he was charging my insurance for over $3,000 each time.
My close friends were doing my grocery shopping and errands. I had in home care and used a cane for stability. At 51 years old my life lost its quality. I was not leaving the house.
Pain had already taken away my friends and family. They believed I was using my medication inappropriately, which I never did. They also noticed a change in my personality, which I was not aware of. Severe pain and narcotic medications can change your mood and cause depression and anxiety.
I asked the pain clinic to give me a schedule to wean down from the Methadone and Norco. Then I walked out of that office and never looked back. In December 2016, in my own home, I began detoxing off the narcotics. It was something I do not recommend doing alone. It was only by the grace of God that I made it through 2017. I found holistic therapies and medications that worked for me. I was beginning to get my strength and energy back.
I had always dreamed of facilitating a support group for Chronic Pain Survivors. When I looked for a group many years before, I realized that my community did not have this type of support system.
As my health increased, my desire became strong to help those like myself. In December of 2017 I approached a pharmacist friend and asked if he would let me start a support group in his Café. He agreed supportively and The Pain Circle, a group for those who have chronic pain, was started February 2018.
Since I was a child, I had the dream of being self employed. The ideas have come and gone but the passion of helping those like myself is very strong. I am very humbled to now be able to have this business which advocates, educates and consoles those having physical and mental disabilities. I now have a different look at success after all this. To me, success is when your passion meets your dream.
All client information is kept confidential according to HIPPA Laws. We value your privacy and understand that everything you tell us is to be kept confidential unless you give us the written consent to share with family or other health professionals.
Anya Grace is not a medical practitioner, she is a professional whose purpose is to get you answers, referrals and information for you to make appropriate choices in your health care. Anya is not liable for any injuries or illnesses that occur while partnered with her or afterwards. Anya follows the ethical guidelines of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.