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Sharon welcomes Gary Votour, a personal healthcare advocate, a blogger and a spokesperson about current issues in Healthcare today.
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The Business of Medicine: Fierce Advocacy

Gary Michael Votour is a Health Care Advocate, and provides support to patients and their families before, during and following their admission to hospitals​ in the Columbia, SC area. He is dedicated to improving the outcomes of my client advocees before, during, and after their stays in hospitals for surgery or treatment.
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Gary Michael Votour
Almost ten years ago, my wife was diagnosed with a rare congenital form of bone cancer. We were told it was invariably fatal, and to prolong her life she consented to a high risk surgical procedure to remove the cancerous vertebra from her neck. The surgeries went horribly wrong, resulting in surgical strokes which left her paralyzed and in permanent pain. We converted our home into an ICU, and I became her round the clock caregiver for the next three years until she passed away in 2008.

Since then I have dedicated my life to helping others avoid the mistakes we made. I help my Advocees find second opinions, give truly Informed consent, protect their autonomy while hospitalized, mediate conflicts with providers, assist with discharge planning and support end of life decisions. I do all of this with only one goal - To improve the hospitalization outcomes of my Advocates by being their personal fierce advocate.


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