AT YOUR SIDE is a caring, confidential, and cost-effective private patient advocacy service that provides personal attention and support to simplify your health care experience. We help you prepare questions to ask your doctor; take notes during your doctors’ appointments; research medical information and resources; guide you through the insurance maze; visit you in the hospital to provide advocacy; and help you communicate with your family members about your medical situation.
AT YOUR SIDE was founded by Myra Fournier, Ed.M, a former counselor, human resources director, and most significant, cancer survivor. From her own experiences a decade ago, she understands the value of having a supportive ally during medical diagnosis and treatment.
In addition to working with individuals, Myra delivers presentations to community organizations on a variety of healthcare-related topics including Understanding Your Health Insurance, Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit, and Being Your Own Patient Advocate. In 2009, she was a guest speaker at the Lexington Senior Center and an instructor for Lexington Community Education. She is a member of the Massachusetts Consumer Health Quality Council, a volunteer with the Lexington F.I.S.H. organization, and a candidate for a Board of Directors position on the Lexington Council of Aging.
You need us AT YOUR SIDE when:
• You are overwhelmed by your medical situation
• A friend or family member is not available to help you
• You have a language or disability barrier
• You find the medical field confusing to navigate
Initial consultations are free of charge.
At Your Side
At-home client consultation
Group presentation at Lexington Senior Center
Myra Fournier, Patient Advocate