Erin Bashaw Erin
guides and encourages participants through the Weight Loss Program. Her extensive medical background is helpful in answering patients’ many questions about the procedure and life after surgery. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree
of Science in Nursing (BSN) along with a certificate in Public Health Nursing (PHN) from California State University, Hayward. In 2008, she completed a Masters in Nursing Science (MSN) from California State University, Dominquez Hills and in 2011
finished a doctorate in Nursing Practice with a special focus in Health Systems Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Patient navigators’ are here to help our patients, their families and caregivers maneuver their healthcare journey and overcome medical care hurdles. Whether you just have a question or you’re looking for a second opinion, turn to our navigator for help.
A patient navigators’ primary role is to nurture patient empowerment and provide information that enhances their ability to make appropriate health care choices with an enhanced assurance about risks, benefits and responsibilities. Throughout the process, the patient navigator will provide individualized assistance as well as education and resources to facilitate informed decisions.
The patient navigator is a key player on your team, providing knowledgeable support, compassion and encouragement through every step of your journey.
Benefits of a Patient Navigator:
Guide you through the healthcare system
Provide information and education
Coordinate tests and services
Facilitate communication with your medical team
Help you track and get to appointments
Direct you to local resources and support
Answer questions about classes, seminars and support groups
Ensure that your questions and concerns on clinical issues are resolved
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