Advocating for yourself can optimize your medical outcomes, improve the quality of care and save you thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
How The BREAST Method Works
The BREAST Method uses “breast” as an acronym to take you through a simple 6-step process for getting the best results in your advocacy journey. Here’s what each letter in the BREAST Method stands for.
1. Be Proactive
This means you’re doing self-breast exams, starting to talk to your doctor about breast health, learning about your genetics, discussing breast density and having an understanding of what works best for you in regards to your breast health.
2. Review Your Insurance Options
Whether you have insurance through your employer, through the military, have insurance independently or no insurance at all, the BREAST Method will discuss what options that could be helpful to you, including some non-traditional options you may not be familiar with. This section will talk about important terms to know, what they mean and how to use them to your advantage.
3. Evaluate Your Choices for a Medical Provider
Once you have a better understanding of your insurance options, the BREAST Method will go over how to find the right professionals that will be aiding in your medical care. Learn how to find a doctor by using a set of criteria that will make it easier for you decide.
4. Advocate With Purpose
In this section, the BREAST Method will talk to you about the steps to take to build better relationships with your medical providers, how to appealed insurance denials, how to negotiate medical bills, how to receive refunds from medical providers, and how to make difficult medical decisions for yourself.
5. Seek the Right Support
While you may have support from the medical providers on your side, the BREAST Method will help empower you to set boundaries, use advocacy to practice self care, and learn how to find the right people to help you in your journey.
6. Trust Your Gut
If you’ve had an experience with a provider, an insurance company, or any other entity that has left you feeling uncertain, unsure, or insecure about the medical decisions that pertain to your care, the BREAST Method will help validate your feelings and take steps towards standing up for your rights.
Breast Cancer Patient Shares Secrets from Her Experience
Jessica Baladad learned the importance of patient advocacy after a practitioner dismissed a malignant tumor in her breast. When a cancer diagnosis abruptly threw her into the complexities of the American healthcare system, she learned how to navigate insurance denials, stand up to medical gaslighting and negotiate medical bills that saved her thousands of dollars. Now she’s created The BREAST Method to teach others the secrets she learned from her experience.ACCESS THE BREAST METHOOD
What Others Have Learned from Jessica
I always assumed you had to pay the full amount on a medical bill, but Jessica taught me things I never would have learned on my own about my insurance and negotiating with hospitals. Why doesn't anyone teach you this stuff?! Everyone needs to know about this!
- Amber, 33
I'm 30 years old, and I only went to the doctor when I was really sick. I hated going and didn't always have a great experience. Jessica helped me find a primary care physician, and now I'm set up to get a physical every year. I don't feel anxious about going to the doctor, and I'm taking control of my health!
- Rachel, 30
The American healthcare system is so difficult to navigate, but Jessica is a wealth of knowledge! She's lived through this stuff and has been through it all! I'm so glad that she's sharing her experience with others because this is information could actually save you money, time, pain, and possibly your life!
- Madison, 28