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Annette Ticoras
Annette Ticoras
MD, BCPA
Guided Patient Services, Inc.
Annette Ticoras
MD, BCPA
Guided Patient Services, Inc.
Advocate Location
Westerville, OH 43086
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
Advocate Location
Westerville, OH 43086
Advocate Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Decision Support
How I Can Help
Physician and board certified patient advocate providing experienced medical advocacy and navigation for clients and families effected by the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

Guided Patient Services (GPS) supports you through your healthcare crisis at whatever level you need us. Whether you're looking for full support, a one-time consult or anything in between, Guided Patient Services provides direction and understanding to confusing, time-sensitive healthcare decisions.
 
It's our honor and privilege to be entrusted with the care of our patients and families. When you choose us, you can depend on us to be:
 
 
 
 • Your translator. We understand medical language, and we have experience with complicated diagnoses, procedures, and treatment plans. As your patient advocate, our job is to explain these concepts to you using layman's terms, as many times as you need us to, so you can make informed decisions.
 
 
 
 • Your coordinator. We know that arranging healthcare appointments, surgery, or hospitalizations is time consuming and overwhelming. We will help get your appointments scheduled and make sure you are prepared when the day arrives. If you are unfamiliar with where to go or where to park, we can accompany you there, making sure you are at the right place at the right time, and that all your questions are answered. We'll stay by your side as long as you need us.
 
 
 
 • Your liaison. We provide coordination of care with multiple health care providers, which is especially common if you require surgery or a hospitalization. We ensure your whole health care team is on the same page and working together for your best possible outcome.
 
 
 
 • Your representative. We attend inpatient and outpatient medical team conferences on your behalf. We listen, ask questions and relay your input to everyone involved with your care. Then we'll explain to you what was discussed during the conference, and answer any questions you have. If you desire, we can serve as the communications contact for other family members, so everyone is up to date on your healthcare journey. 

Important Information About Me
  • My geographical area of practice is Westerville.

Formal Education
Miami University, B.A. Zoology/Psychology, 1987
 
 Wright State University Boonshaft School of Medicine, M.D., 1992

Why I Became a Professional Health Care Advocate
I founded Guided Patient Services (GPS) in 2014 to serve the Columbus, Ohio area's need for private patient health advocacy and navigation. As a physician, I saw families in the hospital who were overwhelmed, confused and uncertain of the next steps. Through Guided Patient Services, I provide clients and their families with medical interpretation, direction, and support.
 
 I firmly believe that peace of mind and empowerment is achieved through a greater understanding of one's own healthcare. Patients need a trusted, knowledgeable counselor who can translate the medical jargon, and help them process the large volumes of health information often thrown at them in a short period of time.
 
 I have had the honor of advocating for young people struggling with a complicated diagnosis. I've helped seniors who need coordination of care. I've assisted out-of-town families, who as much as they want to, can't make it to their loved one's doctor's appointments, hospitalizations or procedures. I replace worry, confusion and crisis with personalized assistance, guidance and assurance.
 
 My focus is to ensure my clients fully comprehend their medical situation, so they can make the best choices for their own health and well-being.
 
 You don't have to be alone. If you are looking for a patient advocate with an unwavering practice of empathy, honesty and integrity, I invite you to contact me. 

Professional Organizations and Affiliations
Board Certified Patient Advocate, 2018

Contact Advocate

To contact this advocate call (614) 756-2301 or simply fill out the form below