Links for Patient Assistance and Advocacy
Advocacy by Category
Mental or Behavioral Health
General Disease
Medical Records
HMO assistance
Physicians, Medical Experts & Private  Investigators

Mesothelioma Veterans Outreach

All Others Mobility and Disablity


Mobility and Disability Issues

How the Disabled and Elderly Are Treated Differently - Experts Weigh In

Mobility Products -

Mold Issues

Medical Records and Billing Section

Lin Osborne - - for the New York area.

Health Plan Navigator LLC   is an organization of professional patient advocates.

When you or a loved one are overwhelmed with paperwork, reimbursement procedures, or simply do not have the time, HPN will sort through the forms, filings and voice mails to get the benefits that are rightly yours. National listing of Advocates on web site.

Medical Billing Advocates of America -
MBAA's highly trained and qualified consumer advocates are an expert resource for any individual or entity concerned about the high cost of health care. For more information about any of our custom services, and to find advocates who specialize in a particular market segment, please click on the appropriate link below.  National listing of Advocates on web site.

FBIC - Fight Bad Faith Insurance Companies 

Assistance with medical claim problems and details on all State Department of Insurances

Disease Section

Illness Defined by Richard Diaz

The Diaz Protocol:
        If a patient has been diagnosed with a disease or condition that has no identified cause and/or no prescribed cure, the probability of being influenced by one or more of the heavy metals is severe.

  2006 Richard Diaz    

 "If you are not interested in your health . . . there is no way that you can expect anybody else to be."

When Richard was in military service in Vietnam he was impacted by a number of herbicides used by our military there, commonly known as 'Agent Orange' today. He believes that this was one of the catalysts for his present condition which is diagnosed as multiple sclerosis, the source and cure for which remain unknown.

    So, who better to write a theorem on illness and poisons than Richard Diaz? Collecting the data for this book has been a long and, at best, arduous task. Richard calls it a passion driven quest for facts. The author says "The elements of bad health are a compromised immune system, systemic consumption, and heavy metal body burden," and he describes each of these elements in some detail.

    "The only defense to poisoning is awareness." - Reviewed by Shirley Chambers in January 2007 printed in the Quarry Bulletin - Westford, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Accutane/Roaccutane Action Group

Established in 1998 and comprised of individuals and families of individuals who have suffered, and in many cases continue to suffer, serious side effects including psychiatric disorders, suicide attempts, suicide ideations and suicide attributed to the ingestion of this acne prescription medication. This is a voluntary organisation which is run by individuals and families of individuals who have suffered severe side effects from the drug. 

Porphyria - Diana Deats-O'Reilly author of "Porphyria - The Unknown Disease."  Porphyria also known as King George Disease and Blood Liver disease - is not a mental disease nor is it a rare disease but it is often a painful disease of which there are eight different types. It is also one of the last things that a physician considers when testing a patient displaying symptoms of porphyria. Some of the symptoms are listed at: - and a patient doesn't have to have all of them.  There are  non-invasive tests that can be run to determine if a patient has porphyria  Often the treatment is a matter of change in diet and lifestyle and sometimes it is much more involved.  Gulf War Syndrome is often also found to be a form of porphyria and is today recognized by the VA Administration.
-Porphyria Educational Services-2445 Glen Circle-Grand Forks, ND 58201-5188. Porphyria Educational Services was established as a nonprofit educational and charitable organization. The sole purpose of Porphyria Educational Services is to promote and advance the knowledge of the disease porphyria and to provide educational materials and assistance to porphyria patients and medical care provider.
Contact information:
A listing of physicians that are recognized in diagnosis and treatment of porphyria patients is at this link:
and at is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 
information and community to those touched by this disease. 

is devoted to the study and reporting of illness caused by the medical profession, especially by physicians. Iatrogenic illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
Their Home Page is at:

The HERS Foundation is an independent non-profit international women's health education organization. It provides full, accurate information about hysterectomy, its adverse effects and alternative treatments. 

The Shriners team of professionals is devoted to treating the patient in mind, body and spirit. The professional team includes doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, social workers, dietitians, and teachers. Our ultimate goal is to help the child become as independent and as knowledgeable about his/her condition as possible. Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is a JCAHO-accredited medical center providing pediatric care in three specialty programs — orthopaedics, spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation, and acute burn treatment and rehabilitation. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America. Any child under 18 years old may be eligible for admission if the child's condition is within the scope of services offered. 

All medical care is provided free of charge to the patient and patient family. 

The patient and patient's family bear no financial responsibility for care provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children. 
We do not accept payment for services provided in our hospital. We do not seek reimbursement from the family, insurance companies, or federal/state health programs. The gift of free medical care is made possible by the generosity of many. Donations go to the Shriners Hospitals Endowment Fund, which supports all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

If a patient is referred for services our Hospital does not provide, such as urology or outpatient physical therapy, Shriners Hospitals for Children will assist the family in obtaining insurance coverage for these services. 
Application Form in Spanish

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers.


Kaiser Member Survival Guide

Mental and Behavioral Health

'Parents for Label and Drug Free Education' consists of a growing number of parents outraged over the pervasive and ever-growing drugging of our children. AbleChild provides parents with the latest and most informative data surrounding "ADHD" and the drugs used to "treat" it. 

In many incidences the children get taken away from their families and are placed in foster care if parents refuse to allow their children to take these medications.  In some instances, they are placed in psychiatric wards.  In either circumstance, the result is always the same, the child is drugged! 

Written for law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and others concerned with bringing escalating mental health fraud under the law, this report from CCHR provides information on criminal and civil fraud prosecutions in the mental health industry. 


HMO Assistance Organizations

Just Health Now - Working for Health Care Justice

The Managed Care Reform Council, MCRC provides support for the managed care patient community, studies and compiles information, conducts research related to the needs and care of the medical patient in all forms of treatment, their families, caregivers or the bereaved. 

Hospice Patients Alliance is a patient advocacy group that reveals what NO hospice will tell you! Get all the 
regulations and standards of care covering hospice care. Learn what hospices must provide to the terminally ill. 

Find out how hospices operate in nursing homes and the dangers health care fraud may pose for your loved one. 

For free assistance in resolving problems with a hospice, visit their website and get the answers you need. 

Email them for individual assistance. HPA has published the most informative Guide to Hospice Care available. Purchase it online as a book or download it as an e-book. When you need effective assistance in the moment, 

HPA is there to assist you.

California Consumer Health Care Council (CCHCC)

A San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the 
patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis 

matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.   Patient Advocate Foundation 

seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education 
and advocacy organization. Our job is to fight to protect your interests every day. We provide people with the facts, not propaganda. 
We hold the politicians and the special interests accountable when they endanger the public. more...

Where ever you live in this world I highly recommend reading of this site.  It is packed with information on the reality of the convoluted workings of the HMO industry, the self interest of many of the teaching hospitals and the target experimental groups that are regularly abused and lied to by certain members of the medical profession.  Whoever you are and whatever you have gone through this site will undoubtedly have pertinent information that will help you.

Physicians, Medical Experts & Private  Investigators

Law Office of Mark Allen Kleiman
11755 Wilshire Blvd  Suite 2150
Los Angeles, California    90025
Phone/Fax 310 - 442-4820 / 4830

(925) 935-5517

FAX (925) 932-2741


Dr. Tobias is a retired HMO physician who did work for Kaiser.  He assists patients with jumping through the HMO hurdles.  He also for a fee will assist patients with their Pro Per Arbitration Cases.  He is located in Northern California

Lead Testing - Environmental Restoration - Lead Testing in your home for the Northwestern Part of the United States. Contact information for Environmental Restoration at: 503-794-1624 or 503-786-1880 Fax 503-654-6710 - Susan Kennedy-McNutt and Clark H. McNutt

is a online support group for people under the age of 18 that are helping with a disabled or ill person at home.  Some of these young people also assist their neighbors in their communitites.

If you’re over 18, you will find advice, support and information for adult carers at

These organizations are sponsored by:
is incorporated in Scotland as a non profit-making company limited by guarantee number 125046. Registered Office: 7 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1BA. Charity number SCO15975.

In home care is a productive alternative to warehousing a disabled or ill person and is the right thing to do for most people.  These types of programs and actions help to deepen family values and commitment towards one another. Young Carers and provides many of the tools and support for those that choose to provide care for or assist their loved ones, friends and neighbors while in their own homes.

Dr. Maurice Godwin - Professional Criminal Profiler. IPM is an inductive behavioral approach to crime analysis and crime scene assessment that uses Inferential or inductive statistics Contrary to a deductive process where generalizations (gut feelings) guide the decision-making, inductive analysis is an empirically based approach where conclusions are derived from scientific analysis. Inductive reasoning is from the specific to the general. For example, inductive profiling derives general principles about the behavior of criminals by empirically examining and testing particular facts or instances of a large number of solved cases in order to discover "trends" of behavior over time. In contrast to the deductive process, which starts with assumptions about behavior, the IPM method relies on data gathered from the crime scenes, police reports, psychological evaluations, method examiners’ reports and victimology reports in order to be empirically analyzed and subsequently to support a theory. In all instances the internal validity of the data is confirmed. 
Dr. Godwin's information is important for the layman to know when a medical crime is taking place.

Health Administration Responsibility Project - HARP
HARP is a resource for patients, doctors, and attorneys seeking to establish the liability of HMOs, Managed 

Health Care Organizations, and Nursing Facilities for the consequences of their decisions.


All Others

Financing Directory of sites that can help you with bankruptcy, refinancing and second mortgages.  Also information on the various forms of fraud being perpetrated on the public and how to address these matters.  This site can help members of the public that are potentially becoming financially compromised due to HMO greed and overall negligence.

The health care system in the United States is broken. Proposed fixes abound. But in order to fix the system successfully we must first understand how, why and where it's broken. 

Open Secrets is an organization that tells you: Who Gives? Who Gets? US Senators, US Reps, Statewide 

Officials, State Senators, State Reps