If you’ve struggled with our modern-day healthcare system, you’re not alone!
Unfortunately, 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 complex 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)
Owner, 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, consulting, health policy, research, and advising, specializing in the intersection of 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.
Coming Soon -
CEU Opportunities for BCPA's & Healthcare Professionals
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.
CONTACT ABOUT SERVICES.
I offer private and public 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
POTS, MCAS, Long-Covid
If you have a complex chronic illness case where you have been diagnosed with one or more of the above conditions or suspect it, and haven't been able to gain control over it - you've come to the right place.
Chronic Illness & Neurodiversity
* 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.