Cindi Gatton, Principal
Pathfinder Patient Advocacy Group was founded because we believe patients and their families should have a qualified and trusted resource to help navigate a personal path through the healthcare system, no matter where in the system a patient finds themselves.
“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.”
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)
National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (www.nahac.com)
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 office location is in Atlanta, but for many kinds of issues we serve clients throughout the US.