Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a physician expert on health care navigation, patient and family caregiver advocate, speaker, author, blogger, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She is a board-certified physician and Clinical Assistant Professor with over two decades of experience teaching and practicing medicine.
As a caregiver to her late father, who suffered from dementia, diabetes, hypertension, end-stage kidney disease, depression, and heart disease, Dr. Rochester witnessed the disjointed health care system from the other side of the stethoscope and gained invaluable insight into the plight of patients and family caregivers. Dr. Rochester served as the medical interpreter and patient advocate for her dad during critical and sometimes frustrating encounters with healthcare professionals. She realizes that most patients and families do not have access to this “inside knowledge” and has made it her personal mission to help others navigate the health care system through her creation of Your GPS Doc, LLC.
Dr. Rochester offers private patient advocacy and healthcare navigation consulting services. She also shares her knowledge and insight through her blog, workshops and seminars, and regional and national conferences. In October 2018, Dr. Rochester launched “Navigator Nuggets”, a weekly Facebook Live show where she discusses key topics to help individuals advocate for themselves in healthcare settings. Dr. Rochester is known for her engaging personality and has a knack for explaining medical issues in easy-to-understand language. To schedule a free 30-minute call to find out how Dr. Rochester can help you and your family, go to www.calendly.com/yourgpsdoc. To book Dr. Rochester to speak at your event, please visit the contact page for more information.