Trisha Torrey, Every Patient’s Advocate, an expert in patient empowerment and patient advocacy, is involved in the following activities:

Book Author:

Founder and Director:aclogo

    The AdvoConnection Directory matches patients and caregivers to patient advocates and navigators who can assist them with medical system navigation, health insurance claims, medical billing issues, family health mediation and more.
  • The Alliance of Professional Health Advocatesaphalogo
    The Alliance membership site provides business support (legal, insurance, marketing and more) to private health advocates is the engine behind the advocate listings in the AdvoConnection Directory.
  • DiagKNOWsis Media
    Publishers of all of Trisha’s books, and sponsor of all patient-focused activities

Web Host, Creator, Developer:


Speaker / Presenter / Workshop Teacher (more information: Speaking / Consulting)

  • Talks and presentations to professional, patient, industry, civic and interest groups
  • Workshops on Patient Empowerment, Patient Advocacy and Patient Experience and Satisfaction Topics

Contributing Author:

Faculty: Physician Community – Ask a Patient Expert

Board Member:


Newspaper Columnist:

Radio Talk Show Host: HealthLink on Air (WSYR, Clear Channel Radio, 2006 – 2010)

Contributor: Our Bodies, Ourselves, 40th Anniversary Edition (2011) Contributed to chapters on navigating the healthcare system, and finding credible health information online.

Medical Journal Mentions:

News – Expertise Citations:  can be found here

Book Mentions:

Organizations / Memberships:

  • Patient Advocate Certification Board
  • The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
  • Society of Participatory Medicine
  • Disruptive Women in Healthcare
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • PULSE America (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors – patient safety organization.)
  • CAPS: Consumers Advancing Patient Safety

Prior to beginning her patient empowerment and advocacy work in 2004, Trisha was owner of IntegriMark Communications, LLC, a marketing consultancy that focused on moving small businesses to the Web. She began her marketing career in 1985 after an eight year classroom teaching career.

Trisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) and a Master of Science degree from Elmira College (New York), both in education.

Her misdiagnosis, the impetus for her patient advocacy work, draws curiosity from her readers and listeners. It is described in depth here.

(updated August 2018)