About

Debi Quirk, Founder

Debi is an RN with 38 years of expertise in the delivery of health care services, including health promotion and illness prevention, patient advocacy, and clinical education. She strongly believes in person-centered, life-long learning and continuous self improvement. Her passion is to empower people by helping them to become active participants in their own care.

Her professional experience includes a wealth of diversity in critical care, neurotrauma, high-risk obstetrics, women's health care, geriatric, and public health nursing. These and her personal experiences as a primary care giver for her ill parents led her to truly appreciate the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families in a time of crisis while helping them with their health care needs. This was the inspiration for her transition to a new career as an independent RN patient advocate. As a pioneer in patient advocacy, she guides patients safely through a complex health care system so that they receive the best care possible, including services considered complementary, while providing ongoing support.

Educational Background
Master of Science Nursing, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science Nursing, California State University, Chico, CA
Certificate RN Patient Advocacy, University of Arizona/RN Patient Advocates, Phoenix, AZ

Memberships
AdvoConnection
National Association of Health care Advocacy Consultants*
American Holistic Nurses Association
Society for Participatory Medicine

*As a member of the National Association of Health care Advocacy Consultants, I adhere to their
Code of Ethics.



Photo by Janet Sherwood Photography

 

"Debi has been so helpful to me. She sat with me during my doctor appointments, and helped me understand what he was telling me about my condition." --Pat, West Seattle

"I just wanted to let you know how much my wife and I appreciated you and your phone consultation. I thought we were in a 'hopeless situation' until I talked to you. Thank you for the referrals you gave us in our specific situation, and for your support and understanding." --Rick, Tacoma

 

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