Archives: Personal Stories
Support after a cancer diagnosis
Peter was diagnosed with brain cancer and told the only treatment option was chemotherapy. He called Health Advocate to find out if he should explore other options.
Preparing for an upcoming surgery
Brian needed his insurance company’s preauthorization for an upcoming surgery, so he called Health Advocate for help.
Working with a wellness coach to get healthy
Emily reached out to Health Advocate for help losing weight, managing type 2 diabetes, and lowering her HbA1c. Since working with a Coach, Emily has lost 18 lbs, lowered her blood sugar levels, and is 5 pounds away from meeting her 100 pound weight loss goal!
Kicking the tobacco habit
For as long as he could remember, Charles was a two-pack-a-day smoker. He made numerous attempts to quit, but just could not break the habit. When his employer initiated a tobacco-free policy and offered wellness coaching to help employees stop smoking, Charles called Health Advocate.
Shopping around for an MRI
With breast cancer common in her family, Nancy was told she needed a breast MRI after receiving irregular results on her annual mammogram. Nancy logged on to Health Advocate’s Health Cost Estimator+ pricing tool to compare prices so she could get the best rate and lower her out-of-pocket costs.
Taking control of asthma and high blood pressure
When Billy signed up to participate in Wellness Coaching he was looking for support to lose weight, eat better and find exercises that didn’t make him out of breath. Billy worked closely with his Wellness Coach and lost 52 pounds and 7 inches from his waist.
Managing caregiver stress
Marian had a long history of chronic stress and recognized she needed help. With her Counselor’s help, she feels less stressed and more relaxed.
Counseling to improve family communication
Marie’s teenage daughter was experiencing sleep loss, failing grades and behavior problems. Marie decided to reach out to a Health Advocate Licensed Professional Counselor for help.
Taking action after a biometric screening
Ellen discovered she had high blood pressure after participating in a Health Advocate biometric screening at her workplace. She decided to join the Health Advocate Wellness program.