Health Advocate

Patricia McTamany-Allen

Hello, I'm Patti, a dedicated and compassionate healthcare advocate with over 40 years of experience in the healthcare profession. My journey began as a nurse, where I had the privilege of caring for patients and witnessing the challenges they faced in understanding complex medical information. This profound insight fueled my desire to make a positive impact on patients' lives by empowering them to take charge of their healthcare decisions.

As my career progressed, I became a nurse practitioner, further solidifying my understanding of the intricate interplay of multiple diagnoses and their impact on patients' well-being. Recognizing the need for support and clarity in navigating the healthcare system, I transitioned into the role of a healthcare advocate. My mission as a healthcare advocate is to help patients and their families comprehend medical complexities and make well-informed choices about their care. I firmly believe that every individual deserves access to quality healthcare that aligns with their values and preferences. With a caring and quiet demeanor, I strive to disarm any reluctance patients may have about discussing their healthcare needs openly.

In 2022, I pursued post-graduate education at Cleveland State University and achieved board certification as a healthcare advocate (BCPA). This educational journey has honed my expertise, allowing me to offer reliable guidance and support to those seeking clarity and understanding in the face of medical challenges.

As a member of both the Alliance of Professional Healthcare Advocates and the Greater National Advocates, I stay at the forefront of industry developments and emerging best practices. This commitment to ongoing professional development underscores my dedication to providing the highest standard of advocacy to my clients.

I am passionate about making a positive impact on patients' lives, one person at a time. By empowering patients with knowledge, understanding, and support, I aim to enhance their healthcare experiences and improve their overall well-being. As your healthcare advocate, I am committed to being your trusted companion, guiding you through the complexities of the healthcare system, and helping you obtain the quality healthcare you desire and deserve.

  • Education:
  • Cleveland State University 2022, Patient Advocacy Certification Program, Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)
  • Masters in Nursing , Texas A&M Corpus Christi , 2000
  • Bachelors in Nursing, 1996, University of Texas , Arlington 

Professional Experience:

  • Registered Nurse since 1980: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Houston Cancer Institute 2016-2021
  • Central Care Integrated Health System 2015-2016
  • Matrix/ Comp Health (2014–2016)
  • Healthcare Clinic: Walgreens (2013–2014)
  • Odyssey Hospice Care (2010-2012)
  • Jerome Lee Sang, MD, PA (2002-2011): Geriatric, Longterm Care, Assisted Living, And Hospice Care 
  • Vicente Rodriguez, MD, PA (2001): Pulmonary Care
  • Texas A&M Associate Professor In Nursing (2000-2001)
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital, 1998–1997
  • Cook Children’s Hospital, 1995–1997
  • John Hopkin’s Hospital, 1992–1994, Pediatric And GI Suite 
  • Scott And White Hospital, 1986–1992. Pediatric Intensive Care


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Thank you for your interest in Healthcare Advocate of Kingwood. I am dedicated to empowering you or your loved ones to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system with confidence. Please fill out the form below, and I will reach out to you promptly to discuss how I can help you obtain the quality healthcare you deserve. Your well-being is my priority, and I look forward to being your trusted advocate.