Author Archives: Jacqueline O'Doherty

About Jacqueline O'Doherty

Jacqueline O'Doherty of Health Care Connect, LLC is an experienced certified Patient Advocate who guides patients through our complex, confusing and changing healthcare system. As a Patient Advocate, Jackie supports and empowers patients and their families, making sure the patient is aware of all the options available to them by researching illness and disease, coordinating patient care and facilitating communication and continuity among the healthcare providers. She also assists in obtaining physicians and homecare…nurses, home health aides, physical therapy etc, as well as researching and facilitating short and long term care options. Jacqueline navigates the healthcare system with patients and their families, throughout the medical continuum, ensuring-patient centered care and protecting the patient’s healthcare rights. Jacqueline also provides peace of mind for long-distance caregivers by coordinating and overseeing senior care. Health Care Connect furnishes “feet on the ground,” resolving long distance and “sandwich generation” care dilemmas. Jacqueline teaches patient empowerment seminars enabling participants to utilize the healthcare system with greater confidence and success. Jacqueline spent 18 years in the medical device industry calling on various hospital departments and physicians across the medical continuum, allowing her to understand firsthand the difficulties of navigating the healthcare system. Jacqueline is a graduate of the Alfus Patient Advocacy Program at the University of Miami. She is also a graduate of Towson University with a degree in psychology. Jacqueline is a contributor to Hospital Impact and runs her private practice from Califon, NJ Jacqueline also serves on the board of directors for ICOPPA…International Coalition of Professional Patient Advocates. For further information please contact Health Care Connect, LLC Phone: 908-832-0417 Email: Website:

Surprise Billing for Out-Of-Network Medical Costs – Patient Protections on the Horizon

In January of this year New Jersey joined the 22 states that are working to prevent surprise bills to patients. The “Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act”, presented to the New Jersey State Assembly addresses the long-standing … Continue reading

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Health Care Support Staff – Unsung Heroes

So much of our Health Care decisions and stress focuses around the primary care physicians and specialists. We often forget that the immediate care is provided by the facility support staff. Unsung heroes that provide a multitude of services and … Continue reading

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Jaw-Dropping Doctor’s Response

Recently I attended a doctor’s appointment with a new client. Because she was a new client, I spent most of the time listening, in order to get up to speed with her health issues. One of her complaints was that … Continue reading

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Geriatricians: What They Do and How They Help

I am often approached by families in need of finding a geriatrician in their community and they simply don’t know where to turn for help.  Caregivers turn to me in frustration, especially if they feel there is a lack of … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

In this country, most people focus their attention on gratitude in the month of November when we celebrate Thanksgiving.  But, what if you could channel those positive feelings year-round by adopting an attitude of gratitude and finding something to be … Continue reading

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