Stop Suffering In Silence

How to get your doctor to listen
shouldn’t be a mystery,
I help health-conscious women
struggling to be heard

Have you ever felt frustrated and unheard when trying to communicate with your doctor?

And afterward realized you….
…forgot to mention something really important,
…added more questions to your growing list of unanswered ones,
…felt upset for days.

If your answer is yes, you are not alone.

I’ve been there too… just like you.

The truth is, even with great doctors, the conventional way you talk to a doctor – is not enough.

It’s simply an old familiar style that needs a whole new approach (said with love).

As a registered nurse for nearly 20 years, I saw firsthand how conversations with doctors impacted lives long after the exam room visit.

What Women Are Saying…

 Thanks to you I advocated for myself. Your voice was loud and clear in my head. You are now part of my story or maybe vice versa. Don’t ever stop your message! 

Kathleen

I’ve been at the side of women crying out of frustration and listened on telephone calls to what’s keeping them up at night when information was missing or miscommunicated.

When your next steps aren’t crystal clear, caring for yourself feels more like you’re putting together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle without a final picture to guide you.

And it takes a tremendous toll on your mind, body, and spirit.

I know because when my mother was ill, we struggled to get clear on what each doctor said, and after each visit, we made so many follow-up telephone calls to make sure we had it right.

Since then, I learned how you can champion your communication.

I help women to infuse their voice in their care, clearly communicate what they want to say, and have a real plan of action so they can partner with their doctor and never leave another doctor’s visit feeling unheard again.

With few conversations as significant or scary as talking to a doctor, yours should be carefully curated, clear, and consistent to get you through your care – beginning to end – no matter why you need care.

On our call, we’ll discover where you are struggling in your health journey, and if I can help you bridge the gap in your health care conversations, we’ll discuss how we can work together right now.

What Women Are Saying…

 My telephone appointment with my doctor just went all over the place. We were like two people driving in a snowstorm and trying to snatch the steering wheel from each other. It took me days to calm down afterwards. After working with Kathy, her guidance was a game-changer for my next telephone appointment and I’ve used her training again with success! 

Tina

Why focus on women? Because what you do is so extraordinary!

As a woman, you may have one or many people who depend on you for all kinds of support and to be there for them…

…Your health is everything.

While it may not be surprising that women use the health care system at a higher percentage than men, women are also most likely to be at the side of a friend or an aging parent at their doctor visits.

Every day women advocate and become informal caregivers for friends and loved ones, without ever being guided through any part of the health care system – being a support person is an act of love – and courage!

Inclusivity

My mission-based business is built on a framework of compassion, patient safety, and health equity because everyone deserves the chance to live their healthiest life and teaching women can help to achieve that dream. The intention is to provide an accessible learning experience that is respectful and helps you take action on your own health and wellness. Here, women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, orientations, sizes and abilities, and additional aspects of our identities, are welcome. Bilingual resources will be developed to include as many languages as needed. Please explore this site; I hope you will find information and inspiration relevant to your journey, and I welcome your feedback as we build together.

Disclaimer

The content on this website, the community, or any information displayed in videos are for educational purposes only. This site is not intended for any kind of medical care. If you require urgent or emergent care, please call 911 or the emergency number in your area for further instructions. The focus on this content is on self-advocacy and to help to create mutually positive experiences for you and your doctor. No medical advice, medical diagnosis, clinical decision-making, referrals regarding any condition, known or unknown, is provided in this space. As always, please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your appointment schedule or any medical treatment.

Mission

To positively impact women’s health, through education and advocacy, so that they move through their health care experience in collaboration with care providers and as a partner in their own care, and to ultimately be able to guide others giving the chance for everyone to live their healthiest life.

Vision

To have women feel heard by their doctor.