April 29, 2022

How Nurse Navigators Can Help You

How Nurse Navigators Can Help You

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or confused in your health care journey? Many patients juggle numerous phone calls and appointments with labs, pharmacists, and specialists, while also trying to understand what is and isn’t covered. To help, some health plans have recruited nurse navigators, like Faith Barron.

In this episode, Faith provides a look into the role of nurse navigators and how she helps patients find high-quality providers, understand their medical claims, and triage communication from all members of the care team.  

Field correspondent Kate Pecora also speaks with one of Faith’s patients, Sheridan Keck. She shares how Faith guided her through her cancer diagnosis.

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent

Guests: 

Faith Barron,RN, Nurse Navigator, Concierge Nurse Navigators

Sheridan Keck

Links: 

Alzheimer's Trials Exclude Black Patients at 'Astonishing' Rate

Why We Need Patient Diversity in Clinical Trials

Full Committee Hearing: FDA User Fee Agreements: Advancing Medical Product Regulation and Innovation for the Benefit of Patients, FDA Center Directors

Health Plan Hero

Health Plan Hero: Matheny Motors

Need help?

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