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At Your Side Patient Advocacy



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


Tel: 978-473-6264








At-home client consultation


Group presentation at Lexington Senior Center

Myra Fournier, Patient Advocate Myra Fournier, Patient Advocate