This Company Helps Breast Cancer Patients Navigate Medical Decisions

This Company Helps Breast Cancer Patients Navigate Medical Decisions
ConsumerMedical, a company whose mission is to provide critical needs patients with a medical ally, offers hope to breast cancer patients and others who need the best possible medical care. It teams up with patients to help guide them through a process that can often feel overwhelming. “Cancer — and other serious illnesses — can tear families apart,” CEO David Hines explains. “The condition itself is only one aspect of what people have to deal with. The wear and tear that comes with these life-threatening diseases is just exhausting, and my hope is that ConsumerMedical can alleviate part of that experience.” Matching Patients with Expert Allies The service matches each client with three experts: a physician, a researcher, and a nurse. These resources, who interact on a one-on-one basis with the patient, become advocates that help them and their families know what questions to ask and how to get through complex information that comes with a life-altering diagnosis like breast cancer. ConsumerMedical doesn’t replace a patient’s doctor or hospital, but their teams guide clients through a process, which by its nature, is complicated. Once patients get assigned to a team, that stays with the patient for as long as necessary. MORE: A holiday food guide for breast cancer patients For example, if a client is diagnosed with breast cancer, ConsumerMedical would pair that individual with a leading oncologist from either Harvard or Duke. In addition to the expert physician, the patient would also be paired with a researcher, a specialist who focuses on researching best practices, statistical outcomes,
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