Trisha Torrey, Every Patient’s Advocate, an expert in patient empowerment and health and patient advocacy, has been involved in the following activities:

Book Author:

These books are all published through DiagKNOWsis MediaDiagKNOWsis Media logo

Founder and Former Director (retired mid-2022):

    The AdvoConnection Directory matches patients and caregivers to patient advocates and navigators who can assist them with medical system navigation, health insurance claims, medical billing issues, family health mediation and more.
  • The Alliance of Professional Health AdvocatesAPHA logo 2020
    The Alliance membership site provides business support (legal, insurance, marketing and more) to private health advocates is the engine behind the advocate listings in the AdvoConnection Directory.
  • PracticeUP! Online (e-learning and bootcamps for health and patient advocates and care managers)


Web Host, Creator, Developer:


Today Show appearance

Trisha appeared on the Today Show in 2017 to discuss medical malpractice.



Contributing Author:


Faculty: Physician Community – Ask a Patient Expert


Board Member:




Newspaper Columnist:


Radio Talk Show Host: HealthLink on Air (WSYR, Clear Channel Radio, 2006 – 2010)


Contributor: Our Bodies, Ourselves, 40th Anniversary Edition (2011) Contributed to chapters on navigating the healthcare system, and finding credible health information online.


Medical Journal Mentions:


News – Expertise Citations:  can be found here


Book Mentions:


Organizations / Memberships:

  • ICOPA: The International Conference on Patient Advocacy (developer)
  • The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
  • Disruptive Women in Healthcare
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • Patient Advocate Certification Board (retired)
  • PULSE America (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors – patient safety organization.)
  • CAPS: Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
  • Society of Participatory Medicine (retired)


Prior to beginning her patient empowerment and advocacy work in 2004, Trisha was owner of IntegriMark Communications, LLC, in Syracuse, NY. IntegriMark was a marketing consultancy that focused on moving small businesses to the Web. She began her marketing career in 1985 after an eight year classroom teaching career.

Trisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) and a Master of Science degree from Elmira College (New York), both in education.

Her misdiagnosis, the impetus for her patient advocacy work, draws curiosity from her readers and listeners. It is described in depth here.

(updated November 2022)

Trisha Torrey, Every Patient's Advocate
Trisha Torrey