Private Patient Advocacy for You and Your Family

Offering medical expertise, personal guidance and peace of mind for all your healthcare needs

Feeling Shocked, Stressed
or Overwhelmed?

If you or a loved one is facing a healthcare crisis, you may be uncertain of what to do next:

  • You’re not sure what your diagnosis means and how it could impact your life.
  • You don’t know which treatment option you should pursue.
  • You don’t know what questions to ask, or how to interpret the answers.
  • You’re feeling scared, alone, and blindsided by difficult news.

You’ve never been in this situation before, but we have.

Let Guided Patient Services help you navigate


Guided Patient Services will

Evaluate your situation

We’ll review your medical information, answer your questions and help you understand your health care diagnosis

Explain your options

We’ll help you identify your treatment options, weigh the pros and cons, and talk through your concerns so you can make a decision that’s right for you

Be with you every step of the way

From accompanying you to appointments, procedures, surgeries or hospitalizations to speaking with medical professionals on your behalf, we will be by your side offering you comfort and peace of mind

ABOUT Guided Patient Services | G.P.S.

As an internal medicine physician, I saw families in the hospital who were overwhelmed, confused and uncertain of next steps. Families didn’t have a point of contact with the knowledge, medical expertise and time to provide the individual assistance they needed.

I started Guided Patient Services in 2014 to help individuals and families just like yours understand the situation they are facing, navigate the complex healthcare system, and ensure the best healthcare outcome possible.

Dr. Annette Ticoras, MD
Owner, Guided Patient Services
Board Certified Patient Advocate

Patient Stories

Learn about the clients we have helped

When the Caregiver Needs Care

As the primary caretaker for my family, I was at a loss when I was suddenly faced with a serious medical diagnosis. We all wanted to be certain that I was receiving the best care and emotional support, while being well informed and confident in my healthcare decisions. That is where my advocate, Annette, stepped in. She provided knowledgeable, objective and timely translation of all my appointments and treatment regimens– not just for me, but for my family as well.

Additionally, she gave the emotional support I needed, while patiently and compassionately walking me through the storm. Having an advocate provided a comfortable connection between me and the healthcare system. She was able to listen objectively, take notes, prompt questions and confirm my understanding during physician visits. Her ability to put me at ease was a gift. With knowledge and understanding came less worry for me and my family.

B.V. Dublin, OH

Help, I'm Drowning

When I called Annette, I was feeling overwhelmed, underwater, and fearful of what the future might hold. I had no idea what steps to take next. There were so many decisions to be made about places, doctors and care. All of these decisions had to be made quickly, as well. I found it very difficult to make decisions when I was emotionally involved. Everything fell on me–the caregiver.

I felt like I needed to partner with someone during this difficult journey. I needed someone to be another set of ears and eyes in meetings and medical situations. I needed an objective person to help me ask questions because I was too involved to even think of the right questions to ask. I was so burdened that I couldn’t focus. A friend suggested that I get an advocate to help me.

Since Annette started working with me, we have overcome many obstacles and been faced with innumerable health care choices and decisions. Options regarding available treatments and optimal care are carefully researched, pursued, and discussed. Care appointments for my husband are coordinated, while vital medical team meetings and communications are handled efficiently by Annette, who always keeps me well-informed. With Annette’s medical knowledge and clinical experience, I am now confident in the choices I make for my husband today and for the future.

R.S. Canal Winchester, OH

My Smartest Healthcare Decision

Guided Patient Services (GPS) responded immediately in my moment of emotional crisis. As a recently appointed guardian for my 75 year-old sister stricken by a hemorrhagic stroke, I was physically removed by considerable distance in providing for her care. Annette Ticoras, MD at GPS agreed to consult with me and insure that my sister’s care was paramount. Through Dr Annette Ticoras’s guidance, I was ultimately able to relocate my sister and insure her a newer, superior level of care. Dr Ticoras and I had consistent patient care conferences where she interceded on my behalf with medical and healthcare professionals to insure accountability. We reviewed medical records and considered alternative care. We successfully moved from strategic initiatives to tactical implementation. I am proud to say that with Dr Ticoras’s professional guidance my sister is now receiving an amazing level of care.

Annette Ticoras, MD is a consummate professional based on her integrity, honesty, tenacity, and compassion. She is a respected medical leader who combines a sensitivity for clients with a deep level of experience in working in the medical community. Dr. Annette Ticoras is a highly skilled medical professional who brings a wealth of personal experience to her clients. She is thoughtful and creative. Dr Ticoras is an empathetic listener with excellent problem-solving skills.

Aligning with Dr. Annette Ticoras at Guided Patient Services (GPS) is one of the smartest healthcare decisions I made as my sister’s guardian.

Randy Treer, Westerville OH


Here’s How We Can Work Together

Step 1: Contact us to schedule a free consultation

We’ll get acquainted with you during our phone discovery to discuss your medical situation, the issues you are facing, and how we will work together.

Step 2: We’ll make a plan

Whether you are looking for full support, a one-time consult or anything in between, we will identify your unique roadmap to getting the care and treatment you need.

Step 3: We’ll execute the plan

We will navigate your healthcare journey together and adjust the plan as needed. You will feel confident and empowered that you are making the best decisions possible for your own health and wellness.


Guided Patient Services

is your “Doctor in the Family”

Guided Patient Services is the health care expert in your corner, offering medical interpretation, guidance and support services. With your comfort, care and priorities in mind, we handle the details so you can make clearer decisions and focus on getting well.

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