Patient Advocates

Patient Advocates


Hello All!
My name is Melissa and I have been a Patient Advocate/Navigator for the past 10 years.

I would like to invite any of you to attend the Healthcare Advocate Summit in Vegas on April 6-7, 2020.

We will be discussing Solutions to Barriers and Pathways to Resources for Medication/Treatment Access. This is the first Summit for the Advocates, driven by the Advocates.

If you are interested in a complimentary ticket, use promo code: JAN2020.

We have negotiated hotel rooms as well through our link on the website. Let me know if anyone has any questions.

We look forward to seeing all of you!

I would like to introduce you to a brand new publication that helps the consumers navigate through the financial side of healh care. Your organization and clients would benefit from this new publication. SIMPLY paste this link in your web browser or go to BEAT THE BILLS! -
to get your copy.
Helping employees stay healthy can be good for a company's bottom line. Here's how that works for us. Patient Advocates
Know your numbers...
Here are some good tips from Patient Advocates on stress management. Enjoy!

Navigate the Health Care System with Confidence.Patient Advocates LLC has been helping clients navigate the health care system since 1995. Employers trust PA to help manage their costs while ensuring the highest quality of care for their employees.

Patient Advocates is a community of nurses and other professionals who employers and patients count on to navigate the health care system. Our clients value the level of choice and the uncompromising attention that they receive. Our services include:

Innovative Patient Advocacy & Disease Management
Health Plan Design & Administration
Award-winning Wellness Programs

We’ve built long-term relation

Operating as usual


Patient Advocates is looking for Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants to join our growing team! If you’re interested please send your resume to: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!


Patient Advocates is looking to add an Account Manager to our Client Services Team. The ideal candidate will have a can-do positive attitude and will be extremely flexible. Experience in medical and dental benefits preferred. Being able to provide excellent service to our clients on and offsite, is required. This position does include travel.

If you’re interested In learning more please email our Director of Client Services Renee Lizotte at [email protected].


Happy Easter from the Patient Advocates family to yours!

Maine companies send workers to Boston for health care at ‘fraction of the cost’ 02/24/2019

Maine companies send workers to Boston for health care at ‘fraction of the cost’

Maine companies send workers to Boston for health care at ‘fraction of the cost’ Competition among metro-area hospitals pulls prices down, but the outsourcing of patients leads to higher costs in Maine.


Patient Advocates is looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our team. Please contact Renee Lizotte [email protected].


Patient Advocates is growing!

We currently have an opportunity for an Account Coordinator to join our team. If you enjoy working in a fast pace environment and have a background in benefits coordination and customer relations this might be a great fit for you! Please email [email protected] for more information.


Something for employers to consider as they approach their health insurance renewals:
Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, United, and Humana collected $4.5 Billion in net earnings during Q1 2017. This was the largest first quarter draw since the exchanges went live.
Negotiating the increase only gets you so far.


Today at Patient Advocates we were able to help a patient redirect their care from a facility with extremely high prices and of average quality to a top quality facility for a lower cost. The kicker was that the higher cost facility told this patient the wait time was 6 weeks for a consult. We got them an appointment that is less than 2 weeks away and if surgery is needed they will have it before they would have even had a consult at the other facility.

High quality healthcare most often has the lowest costs. You CAN shop for healthcare cost and quality and we help patients do that everyday!


Take charge of your health by seeking a second opinion when it comes to a medical procedure. There are different approaches to medicine and it's your job to decide which is best for you and your family.

More companies self-insuring workers to avoid rising health care premiums - Portland Press Herald 08/08/2017

More companies self-insuring workers to avoid rising health care premiums - Portland Press Herald

The risk in this case is not taking one. Stoploss insurance provides the coverage for large claims at both the group and individual level.

More companies self-insuring workers to avoid rising health care premiums - Portland Press Herald Some businesses are saving money by dropping their insurance providers and paying employees' medical claims, but there are risks and it doesn't work for everyone.


Patient Advocates will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day in appreciation for all those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

Timeline photos 03/30/2017

Patient Advocates would like to thank all of the Employer groups who joined us today at Maple Hill Farm to discuss the overall impact of healthcare costs. We are excited to bring new ideas to the market in 2017 for our clients and to help their employees and family members navigate a very complicated system.

We enjoyed seeing you all and look forward to our next conference this Fall.

Timeline photos 11/24/2016

Patient Advocates wishes all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Patient Advocates is looking for a Wellness Coordinator to join our team of health care professionals. This position requires travel to Employer worksites throughout the State of Maine, and New England. We are looking for an energetic, self-starter with experience in developing effective workplace wellness programs. If interested please contact Renee Lizotte, Director of Client Services via email: [email protected].

Timeline photos 05/12/2016

Are you an Employer who wants to find a better way to provide a quality health plan to your employees? Join us at our Patient Advocates Spring Conference to learn more.

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health 04/21/2016

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health 5 Ways Music Improves Our Health 02/02/2015 08:18 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2015 2.4 K Ezra Bailey via Getty Images By Jill Suttie When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might…

What’s in your Wallet? 04/15/2016

What’s in your Wallet?

What’s in your Wallet? A popular ad circulating today asks that question. We think it applies to health care in several ways. One of those is how your company’s health care plan is financed. The majority of employees in the

"Optimal Window of Influence" A Must Know for HR and Improving Health Outcomes. 04/13/2016

"Optimal Window of Influence" A Must Know for HR and Improving Health Outcomes.

Transparency is key. It is important that consumers use the tools that they have at their disposal. Enjoy!

"Optimal Window of Influence" A Must Know for HR and Improving Health Outcomes. Nothing seems to be easy in regards to health care especially helping employees find the right care at a fair price. There are dozens if not hundreds of resources to help consumers but the window of


Happy employee benefits day!

New consumer concerns harder for health brands to swallow 03/29/2016

New consumer concerns harder for health brands to swallow

Disrupting the broken system takes some work. But there has never been a better time to provide help for patients who are stuck on the hamster wheel.

New consumer concerns harder for health brands to swallow Finicky formulary committees and rising consumer cost consciousness add up to a new market dynamic for health brands. A new survey helps break it down.

Wellness plans increase engagement 03/15/2016

Wellness plans increase engagement

The key to effective wellness programs is making use of your company claim data to determine opportunities for behavior change, improve associate morale, and maximize return on investment.

Wellness plans increase engagement They may still lack compelling metrics, and employees continue to resist them. But wellness plans are clearly here to stay.


Direct Primary Care Enters the Mainstream

Tired of the the waiting room treadmill? Consider a direct primary care relationship...

Direct Primary Care Enters the Mainstream Burnout among medical professionals has risen sharply, particularly among primary care physicians. A 2014 survey found that more than half of U.S. physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout (depersonalization and/or emotional exhaustion), and nearly as many are dissatisfied with their...


Generics are not always the most cost effective alternative for health plans and patients. Big Pharma is playing games again.


Careful! When facing surgery, do not be intimidated to as surgeons how many they have performed. And never hesitate to seek a second opinion. You should not have to settle when it comes to your health or the health of a loved one.

DNA nanobots will target cancer cells in the first human trial using a terminally ill patient 12/31/2015

DNA nanobots will target cancer cells in the first human trial using a terminally ill patient

DNA nanobots will target cancer cells in the first human trial using a terminally ill patient The very mention of “nanobots” can bring up a certain future paranoia in people—undetectable robots under my skin? Thanks, but no thanks. 12/21/2015

14 Drugs that can be replaced by Turmeric

Ask your health care provider about the many benefits of Tumeric. By admin Health, Health Tips, Natural Remedies, SpiceNovember 4, 201514 Drugs that can be replaced by Turmeric shareTurmeric, the spice used in the Indian dish curry that gives it a bright yellow-orange color, can be helpful for certain medical conditions like cancer or arthritis. Below are 14 drugs…

5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults 12/16/2015

5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults Many non-martial artists believe martial arts to be a fitness activity where you can learn some cool moves seen in movies....

Timeline photos 11/26/2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our valued clients and members. May your day be filled with cherished times with family and friends!

Mainebiz - Healthy Business 2015 09/11/2015

Mainebiz - Healthy Business 2015

Check out our ad in the Healthy Business edition of Mainebiz.

Healthcare Benefits...A Better Way.

Mainebiz - Healthy Business 2015 / printsub S U B S C R I B E P H O T O / T I M G R E E N WAY It's hard to keep up with all the changes in health care, so here is a Mainebiz guide to what companies are doing to improve worker health and control costs. Wellness programs are becoming a bigger part of what employers are o…

How Maine Gets to Work | 08/30/2015

How Maine Gets to Work |

Patient Advocates is growing! We have an exciting opportunity for an RN, Case Manager to join our integrated healthcare team. Please see a full description on our page today.

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Patient Advocates would like to wish all of our valued clients and members a safe and happy Holiday Season. We are looking forward to working with you all in 2015, and to welcoming our new clients on board.

Mobile uploads 05/13/2014

Patient Advocates was onsite at Unity College today for a Health and Wellness fair.
Renee Lizotte, Manager of Preventive Health and Wellness, spoke to the employees about preventive health and the importance of knowing your biometric numbers.




235 Portland Rd
Gray, ME

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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