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Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)

BCPA Designation

A voluntary certification founded in 2012, the BCPA credential is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who demonstrate fundamental competence in the practice of professional patient advocacy.

 

Through a comprehensive certification examination, rigorous professional standards, and continuing training requirements, the BCPA certification helps ensure that the patient advocate has the knowledge, experience, and integrity to provide the best possible service to their clients.

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Board Certified Patient Advocates

The members listed here have made a commitment to a career in patient advocacy.  The BCPA certified advocate convey important benefits:

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  • Knowledge - BCPAs have successfully completed comprehensive study in patient advocacy and update their knowledge regularly by participating in professional development education programs.

  • Experience - BCPAs work within the profession to maintain their certification.

  • Integrity - BCPA's commit to upholding the highest ethical standards by abiding by the PACB Ethical Standards for a Board-Certified Patient Advocate.

Rosie Oldham

BS, RN, LNCC, BCPA

Healthcare without the Hassle

Service Type:

Patient Advocacy, Care Coordination, Provider Navigation

Expertise In:

Question Everything!

Michelle Riddle

BCPA

Complete Dignity

Service Type:

Patient Advocacy

Expertise In:

Bridget Jablonski

MSN, MBA, RN, VA-BC, BCPA

Vital Link Healthcare Advocates

Service Type:

Adult Medical Navigation
Decision Support
Prevention & Wellness

Expertise In:

Oncology, Transplant, Infertility, General Medical and Surgical, Chronic Disease Management, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Vascular Access

Althea Halchuck

EJD, CT, BCPA

Ending Well Patient Advocacy

Service Type:

End-of-Life Consulting, Adult Mediation

Expertise In:

Advance Care Planning, Healthcare Surrogate issues, clinical family meetings, mediation, end-of-life, and hospice

Carolyn Bennett

BSN, RN, BCPA, CSA,

Healthmatch Advocacy

Service Type:

Medical Navigation, Care Coordination

Expertise In:

Aging Issues, Provider Coordination, Insurance Reviews, Medical Tourism

Melissa Cardine

MSN, RN, WOCN, BCPA

The Bridge RN Advocates

Service Type:

Adult Medical Navigation, Geriatric Services, Care Coordination

Expertise In:

Dementia, Neurological, Cancer, Hospital discharge to home, Rehab

Janie Dalrymple

RN, BCPA, CEOLD, CLNC

Your Patient's Advocate

Service Type:

Adult Medical Navigation,
Geriatric Services,
End of Life

Expertise In:

I offer assistance with medical appointments, hospitalizations, medication set-up, and end-of-life decisions including POA paperwork.

Jodie Pang-Diekevers

LMSW, BCPA

The Pang Collaboration PLLC

Service Type:

Adult & Pediatric Medical Navigation,Mental & Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse

Expertise In:

Patient advocacy, safety, & rights; substance abuse/behavioral health; medical ethics; hospital processes; geriatric services; billing/insurance

Nancy Keller

PhD, BCPA

Stepwise Patient Advocacy LLC

Service Type:

Adult Medical Navigation, Care Coordination, Rare Diseases

Expertise In:

Reproductive Biology / Fertility, Autonomic Dysfunction, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Bone Disease, Scientific Medical Research, Clinical Research