Date: May 9, 2022, 10:17 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
“If you don’t ask the right questions, you won’t get the right answers.“
Consider a situation in which you need to make an informed decision about your or a loved one’s health condition. As a layman with no knowledge of the healthcare dichotomy, all you have is to rely on information from the internet, which is often riddled with technical language, misrepresentations, and generalities. Understanding how the healthcare system works and having access to the appropriate health insurance are the two most important foundations for improving your medical outcomes.
As a result, to guide you forward on this topic, Amazing Care Network has put together an eye-opening conversation with Dr. Alan Feren and Jordan Shields, the architects of My Personal Advocate (MPA), which acts as a personal guide to help you navigate the complicated and challenging healthcare system so you can get to the right resources at the right time.
Dr. Feren is a pioneer in clinical content development and a board-certified surgeon. He is dedicated to helping patients before, during, and after their visits and surgical operations, encouraging them to advocate for themselves and engage with their doctors effectively. Joining him in this presentation is Jordan Shields, who has extensive experience as a business analyst, particularly in the healthcare industry.
This interview will enlighten viewers about the vivid functionalists and benefits MPA offers, allowing users to make an informed decision while creating new and meaningful relationships with the doctor, ultimately improving personal medical outcomes. The program also explored the difficulties patients encounter in selecting what is best for them and how MPA aspires to help them. In a word MPA aims to become a trusted partner for their patients by reducing medical complexity via honesty and clarity, ensuring that everyone receives the treatment they require and deserve.
Dr. Alan Feren Biography
Dr. Feren has over 50 years of experience on both sides of the stethoscope – a physician giving care and a patient receiving care. As an expert in clinical content development, he has spent the last 8 years working for medical software companies whose goal has been to support patients between and after their visits and surgical procedures, empowering them to be partners in their care. As a board-certified surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, he was a pioneer in outpatient surgery, and an assistant clinical professor of surgery at UC San Diego, where he mentored medical students, demonstrating compassionate care.
He has co-authored multiple volumes of clinical guidelines for a major actuarial company and was the northern California medical director for a large health insurer, always advocating for patients as a priority. He served as a clinical reviewer for a major diagnostic imaging review organization, and a chief medical officer for a healthcare organization that integrated lifestyle management with traditional health insurance. Dr. Feren has spoken nationally on a wide range of topics, including ambulatory surgery, clinical guidelines, and the role of lifestyle management and personal coaching for disease prevention.