Your go-to source for advocacy, education, support, and inspiration.
Empowering and equipping you to live the life you were made for with the peace of mind you deserve while navigating the complex healthcare system.
Specializing in the intersection of chronic illness and neurodiversity.
If you’ve struggled with our modern-day healthcare system, you’re not alone!
Unfortunately, medical error is a reality. Our healthcare system is broken and set up in a way that does not make it easy to receive a proper diagnosis, care, and treatment -- especially with chronic illness. It often leaves you feeling defeated, overwhelmed, and still suffering.
I get it!
I've been there personally, and now I am here to help you.
Ashton Nesmith-Kochera, BCPA, CBD (CBI)
Board Certified Patient Advocate
Hi! I'm Ashton. I became a teacher for a very brief time. However, chronic illness and the traumatic pregnancy, childbirth,
and NICU experience with my daughter ultimately led to my passion for patient advocacy. After years of near-daily research and leading a local support group, among other advocacy efforts, I became a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) in the Spring of 2018.
I work within private practice, case management, health policy, research, and advising, specializing in chronic illness and neurodiversity. Active within several patient advocacy organizations, I advocate from a unique multi-perspective as not only a BCPA, but patient, caretaker, and educator for person-centered healthcare based on trust, quality care, among many other advocacy issues.
Advocacy, education, support, and inspiration are at the core of my approach to patient advocacy.
It's time to delegate so you can focus on your overall wellness and quality of life.
Client Advocacy Consultations
1:1 Case management, healthcare navigation, and/or care planning for your best healthcare approach.
Opportunities including interviews, publishments, speaking/presentations,
guest podcasts/blogs, and more!
Collaboration opportunities including advising universities and organizations, attending healthcare advocacy events, etc.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MY SERVICES.
I offer public and private sector advocacy collaborations including consulting and advising.
In addition to educational presentations (CEUs), and speaking opportunities; on a variety of healthcare-related topics within my specialty for healthcare professionals and organizations.
Person-Centered, On Location or Remote
The Intersection of chronic illness and neurodiversity.
The not so rare “Trifecta” of EDS, POTS, and MCAS.
Patient and Hospital Safety and Advanced Care Planning
Advocating for the Neurodiverse (Professional CEU Option Coming Soon)
EDS, POTS, MCAS
* Disclaimer: From time to time Ashton Nesmith-Kochera, BCPA, CBD (CBI) - Patient Advocacy Practice (Company) may offer referrals for other advocacy services, products, healthcare professionals, BCPA's, and resources that we believe may provide value to our client's. The Company will inform you when one of these links constitutes a referral resource. You recognize that it remains your personal responsibility to investigate whether this benefits you and will not rely on any resource, or information provided by the Company but will instead rely on your own investigation to make informed decisions on behalf of your healthcare.
If you have a complex chronic illness case where you have been diagnosed with POTS or suspect it, and haven't been able to gain control over it - you've come to the right place.