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Your go-to source for advocacy, education, support and inspiration.

 

Specializing in the intersection of complex chronic illness and neurodiversity.

 

Offering a variety of services.

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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.
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Welcome!

Ashton Nesmith-Kochera, BCPA
Owner, Board Certified Patient Advocate

Hello! 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

Services

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SERVICES

Patient Advocacy Consultations

1:1 remote consultations addressing healthcare concerns through a structured approach and helpful resources.

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SERVICES

Media/Press/Speaking 

Opportunities including interviews, publishments, speaking/presentations,

guest podcasts/blogs, & more!

SERVICES

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SERVICES

Advocacy Opportunities

 Collaboration opportunities including advising universities and organizations, attending healthcare advocacy events, etc.

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CONTACT ABOUT SERVICES.

Opportunities

Advocacy

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

Top Topics:

The Intersection of chronic illness and neurodiversity.

The not so rare “Trifecta” of EDS, POTS, and MCAS.

Advocating for the Neurodiverse (Professional CEU Option Coming Soon)

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Specialities

Chronic Illness

POTS, MCAS, Long-Covid

Lending a Helping Hand

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.

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Intersection of
Chronic Illness & Neurodiversity

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