Patient Navigation Team
We Are Transforming Clients into Confident Medical Consumers
Navigating the challenges of today’s healthcare system can be frustrating—and expensive. You deserve the best communication possible with every member of your healthcare team and a clear understanding of your medical options.
Patient advocates operate with a passion to make the process more accessible, Patient Navigation Team, LLC through the process and is here to make your goal a reality.
Patient Advocates Help Answer Complex Medical Questions
- What medical information will be determined from this test?
- What are the potential risks, both in general and specific to my health issues and medications?
- Are there other options, and how do they compare?
- What is the cost of this test or treatment, and will my insurance pay for it?
- If I want a second opinion, what are the next steps?
- Do I need to make a decision today, or can I research these options and ask more questions?
The patient advocates at PNT work to provide you and your family support and information, optimizing communication with your healthcare experts. We are dedicated to personalizing our services and putting your mind at ease.
Let us help you build confidence about your healthcare!
In 2002, I was taking intense chemotherapy drugs in preparation for a stem cell transplant, following a recurrence of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Initiation of the transplant was stalled when the research hospital was unable to obtain the only available biopsy results originating at a regional hospital. Another biopsy was not an option, as there was no remaining cancerous tissue in my body. Andrea Alemanni, owner of Patient Navigation Team, LLC, intervened on my behalf, acting as a liaison between the hospitals. She was able to locate the vital results and I hand-delivered those to the research hospital. I successfully underwent the stem cell transplant procedure, which was ultimately determined by the biopsy results rediscovered by Ms. Alemanni.
Julie V., MD
I thought she did a great job, very helpful, prepared, reliable, genuinely concerned. I would feel very comfortable with her as advocate for any of my family or patients.
Synthroid – Provided a comparison between brand name and generic thyroxine medications based on FDA rulings, journal articles regarding the importance of maintaining finely balanced dosage of thyroxine, patient’s dental/medical records, etc. These documents were presented with cover letter to the insurance company (approx. 100 pages).
I am a patient with a history of intermittent atrial fibrillation, occasionally requiring cardioversion over the course of the last decade. My cardiologist strongly advised me to start taking a specific “blood thinner” on a permanent basis. In my case of random occurrence, I wanted information on other options. Ms. Alemanni, owner of Patient Navigation Team, LLC, researched these drugs and joined us on our next cardiologist appointment. She was able to discuss FDA prescribing information clearly and help me communicate my preferences to the doctor. Based on these points, my doctor and I were able to agree on an alternative medication regime. In addition, the cardiologist expressed his appreciation for having the scientific discussion and wished his other patients had access to such a resource.
My husband was in need of testosterone therapy. We unsuccessfully tried various forms, including injections. The physician finally settled on a brand name product which would have put us in the “doughnut hole” with our medicare coverage. Andrea researched and provided a list of more affordable testosterone options. As the caregiver, I was able to present this research to the physician and comfortably discuss the options. My husband is still successfully using one of the more affordable products we were able to discuss based on Ms. Alemanni’s research.
Nancy P. Winston-Salem, NC
When my grandson was 4 months old, he was diagnosed with Leukocyte Adhesion Disorder (LAD) at a renown children’s hospital. If not for Andrea’s ability to translate my layman’s understanding, coupled with her diligent effort researching other medical possibilities of what was happening in my grandson’s life, he would have been misdiagnosed. He had a Uracrial remnant/syst. Our family is forever grateful to Andrea for her guidance during this medical challenge.