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The Patient Institute

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Our goal is to empower patients and their caregivers to take charge of their health and to make well-informed medical decisions. We do this through free educational programs, the development of easily accessible navigation tools, research, and leadership initiatives.

Geographic areas served: San Antonio, TX

Programs: To continue to provide & update free educational programs on healthcare system navigation to the public.

to continue to provide, expand & update free practical tools to enable healthcare system navigation by the public using internet/electronic format and paper.

to provide free educational programs to pre-medical and pre-healthcare professional high school and college students to enable them to be more effective and compassionate caregivers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The mission of the Patient Institute is to empower patients and their caregivers to navigate the health care system. This is critically important, particularly given the changes currently happening with regard to health care reform.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Institute is driven by passion, research, and a deep connection to the San Antonio community. Through free educational programs, online resources, and a database that allows users to find a doctor that meets their unique needs, The Patient Institute is creating a more connected, empowered city - and a healthier community.