Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy program, ‘How to Prepare for Your Doctor Visits: More Than a List of Questions’ is approved for 1 CE by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Approved Program Content

Expires: June 27, 2025.


Communication is critical to becoming an active member of the healthcare team. Too often, we accept what doctors tell us without fully understanding the conversation or clinical issues, making it virtually impossible to make informed decisions about care. This ACES presentation will discuss how patients and advocates can prepare for medical visits - complete with a goal and a list of questions - that can be asked and answered during a medical visit. A successful visit is when you leave the doctor’s office feeling questions have been answered and you understand and agree with the patients plan of care.

About the Speaker

Myra Katz, PA-C, BCPA

With more than 30 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, Myra served in a variety of settings, with specialties in College Health, Internal Medicine and Oncology/ Hematology. In 2018, Myra became one of the first Board Certified Patient Advocates in the nation and founded Katz Patient Advocate Inc to help patients navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system. Myra is also a certified cancer navigator, a volunteer with Gilchrist Services, a hospice outside Baltimore, Maryland, and a death doula, helping terminal patients manage their final days in peace and dignity.  Myra uses her extensive experience to help clients deal with complex medical issues and make sure all avenues have been explored and considered, so that clients feel confident and secure with their medical decisions.