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

After meeting Annette and hearing what her services would provide we signed up as clients...

We first heard of Guided Patient Services while reading Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’. After meeting Annette and hearing what her services would provide we signed up as clients. Since then we have used her guidance through two lung cancer diagnoses; the first was stage one, and then a more serious stage 3 requiring chemotherapy and surgery. Annette has been with us during doctor visits, sitting down after each visit and reviewing what was said, which was always more than we retained. She tracked down a physician on vacation to get an answer when we had a decision deadline. Annette suggested getting a second opinion with another healthcare system that was the right call. She does things we have no idea can be done, all the while never telling us what to do, just what is being stated, and in a way that can not be done in the 15-30 minutes we are given in a office visit. Annette has checked in on us while we were in recovery mode, at times acting as the pivot point for all the different practices we were seeing, and along the way solving complex issues that have truly made our lives better while facing a serious illness. We have no medical language to draw on, and we don’t want to scroll our way through the internet, so we choose Annette to be our guide.


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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