Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a healthcare navigation expert, independent health advocate, speaker, author, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC. She is a board-certified pediatrician and Clinical Assistant Professor with over two decades of experience teaching and practicing medicine.
As a caregiver to her late father, Dr. Rochester witnessed the disjointed healthcare system from the other side of the stethoscope and gained invaluable insight into the plight of patients and family caregivers. On numerous occasions, she utilized her medical expertise to advocate effectively for her dad. 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 healthcare advocacy services to family caregivers. She primarily works with adult children caring for aging parents. She also shares her knowledge and insight through her blog, workshops/seminars, and regional and national conferences. Dr. Rochester has been featured in online publications, radio shows, and on television. She has a weekly Facebook Live show, Navigator Nuggets, where she discusses key topics to help individuals advocate for themselves and their family members in healthcare settings. Dr. Rochester is known for her engaging personality and has a knack for explaining medical issues in easy-to-understand language. Dr. Rochester is the author of Healthcare Navigation 101: A Guide for College-Bound Students (and Parents!), a book designed to help high school and college students learn how to manage their own health. She recently launched her first online course, Health Insurance for Bo$$es, in response to numerous requests from self-employed entrepreneurs who were confused and overwhelmed by the process of purchasing their own health insurance.
To schedule a complimentary 30-minute call to find out how Dr. Rochester can work with you and/or 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.