I approach healthcare allyship with creativity, curiosity, and compassion. I will begin each collaborative session familiarized with your provided history and I will be prepared with pertinent discussion points. Appropriate care is a process shaped by your interests and preferences, the healthcare options available to you, and not so much a singular defined path. Where there are elements of choice, we have the opportunity to personalize your approach.

I am not a medical or mental health professional, so I do not make decisions for you regarding specific treatments. However, I will guide and assist you with medical decision-making. For new care concepts we may discuss, I will direct you to your medical providers for follow up. I strive for to you to experience clarity in your approach and assist you in obtaining care that honors your interests and preferences.

I am a member of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy (NAHAC) and I uphold their standards for the practice of health care advocacy Code of Ethics.

– Lauren Dinkel, Healthcare Ally