About Pathfinder Patient Advocacy Group®

 Cindi Gatton, Principal

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“After a career spanning both the clinical and the business side of healthcare, the call to support individuals navigating issues with their healthcare came naturally. After advocating for my parents and only brother through their own complex healthcare experiences, I realized how important the role of a professional advocate can be in impacting the quality and cost of our healthcare experiences.”

~ Cindi

 

An Atlanta resident since 1995, Cindi received her undergraduate degree in Education, with a minor in life sciences from the University of Virginia, and her master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from The George Washington University. After practicing as a speech and language pathologist, Cindi was drawn to the business side of healthcare and worked for 12 years in a variety of roles in the pharmaceutical industry.  She gained further experience working in physician practice management, employee benefits, and occupational health and disability management.

 

Patient Advocacy Education/Training

Professional Certificate in Healthcare Advocacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2013

Cindi also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty supervisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Patient Partnerships. (www.patientpartnerships.org)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (www.nahac.com)

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (www.aphadvocates.org)

Service Area

Pathfinder Patient Advocacy Group® can interact with patients and their family members face to  face, through email, telephonically or with FaceTime or Skype, or some combination of all of these. When we discuss your situation, understanding your needs and preferred method of interacting with us is important. Geography doesn’t limit the ability to provide services, especially for insurance and medical billing issues.

However, with physical distance increasingly separating family members from each other, trying to manage medical and healthcare needs from a distance for a loved one can  be a special challenge. In these cases a Private Patient Advocate located in close proximity to the patient can be an effective way to extend the family’s physical reach to their loved one. Currently our primary physical office location is in Atlanta, but we serve clients in multiple states.