Patient Advocates Here to Help You and Your Family Navigate the HealthCare System

University of Arizona College of Nursing


RN Patient Advocates, PLC, opened the door to independent, nurse-based patient advocacy in 2002. We are a national community of specially prepared, qualified and experience clinical RNs. Our Mission is to Empower People in Their Healthcare through Advocacy, Education, and Guidance Through the Healthcare System.

Have you or any of your family or friends ever experienced problems in the healthcare system? 12 million patients are misdiagnosed each year (Institute of Medicine, 2015) indicating that it might be true for many of us. RN Patient Advocates help you be safe in the system and also, how to do this for yourself!


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RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience

“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

Importance of Observation

Are your silver fillings really silver? They may be harming your health!



“Silver fillings are not silver, but an amalgam of chemicals– 50% of which is mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin! Toxic mercury vapors are released into the mouth and absorbed by the body as people chew and drink liquids.

The FDA states that “Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetus … Pregnant women and persons who may have a health condition that makes them more sensitive to mercury exposure..” (more here) should consider other options to fill cavities.

Martha Grout, MD, explains that “This should have been a no-brainer. We do not need mercury, one of the most lethal metals on earth, in our mouths.”

Learn more here…



Iodine can be a life saver. What?


Martha Grout, MD, and Donald Miller, MD, explain “There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of fluoride and bromide (in most flour), has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America.

So? People in the U.S. consume an average 240 micrograms (µg) of iodine a day. Japanese consume 50x more. US rate of breast cancer is the highest in the world– Japan one of the lowest. Life expectancy in US: 77.85 years. In Japan? 81.25 years in Japan, the highest of all industrialized countries.

So, what is the meaning of this?

Learn more here…

Should We Be Worried About Mold? Really?


Mold illness is epidemic at this point – largely undiagnosed because it masquerades as so many other conditions. Mary Ackerley, MD, explains that “Biotoxin illness is a multisymptom, multisyndrome inflammatory illness caused by toxins released by fungi or bacteria.”

Fully 25% of the people on the planet are unable to tolerate the many phases of molds and present with conditions like fibromyalgia, depression unrelieved by medications, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome– though not all of these are always due to mold illness. These are some of the faces of CIRS – Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.

The World Health Organization explains that research demonstrates“the occurrence of diverse inflammatory and toxic responses after exposure” to the microorganisms in buildings that have had some water exposure: leakage around pipes, leaky roofs, seepage around windows, damp/warm rooms such as bathrooms, swamp coolers, flat roofs, and so forth.  And here . . .

Are you at risk? Learn more here . . .   And here . . .

Contact us!

RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008

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