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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, 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, case management, 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 Healthcare Professionals

Services

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SERVICES

Client Advocacy Consultations

1:1 Case management, healthcare navigation, and/or care planning for your best healthcare approach.

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SERVICES

Media/Press/Speaking 

Opportunities including interviews, publishments, speaking/presentations,

guest podcasts/blogs, and 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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Opportunities

Advocacy

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

Top Topics:

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)

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Specialities

POTS

EDS, MCAS, Long-Covid

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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.

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* 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. 

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