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Trisha is known as Every Patient's Advocate. She is About.com's expert in patient empowerment, a writer and national speaker who teaches patients how to navigate the unwieldy and dysfunctional health care system. She has appeared on or been quoted by the CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Bottom Line and other media.
Trisha is also the founder and director of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, an organization which supports the business needs of private patient advocates, helping them help the patients who need their assistance. The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates' members are the engine behind AdvoConnection.com, a directory that helps patients and caregivers find the help they need.
Her first book, written to empower patients, teaching them to stick up for their rights and take responsibility for their medical care to improve their chances for a good medical outcome, and is titled You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve). It was originally published in February 2010. A second, revised and updated version of You Bet Your Life! was published in 2013.
Her second and third books were written to support "her" advocates:
- The Health Advocate's Marketing Handbook was published in February 2011.
- The Health Advocate's Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook was published in October 2012.
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This book will make you a much savvier patient. Helps you think through how things work & make better decisions as a patient.Published 9 months ago by CB
There is a lot of good information in this book - I commend the author for writing this much needed book. In the right hands, the suggestions given will provide a wise - i.e. Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. J. Baird
Much of what was touched on I already had did my homework on. For someone who hasn't even thought about taking care of themselves a good book.Published 18 months ago by Vera M. Krampen
Well written, easy to understand. Good information for anyone who is or might be a patient. Shows you how to be a good advocate for yourself.Published 18 months ago by Bill Poston
Trisha Torrey is a very helpful author and this book contains valuable information for everyone. Highly recommended for anyone who is or ever will be a patient.Published 20 months ago by diannewalkup
Trisha Torrey writes with great clarity and humor. She is speaking to patients in their language and introducing to a country of poor health care consumers the skills needed to... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by STEVEN KUSSIN
Highly recommend this book for anyone who is caught up in a medical necessity.
The author is most helpful. One never knows what to expect in a hospital. Read more
This book was written by a woman who became a patient advocate after she was misdiagnosed with cancer and was being forced to agree to chemotherapy. Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Pat Iyer