The newly founded Ohio Patient Advocates, LLC is part of an up-and-coming
consulting sector in the healthcare field that addresses the need for personalized patient care and
support. The goal of Ohio Patient Advocates is to help patients receive the quality medical care they
deserve and to assist and support patients and their families in dealing with doctors, hospitals,
insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid. Ohio Patient Advocates strives to take the red tape out
of navigating the healthcare system, so that no one has to face such a daunting challenge alone.
Today’s families face complex healthcare issues. One example is the challenge faced by those with
aging parents, where the choices are difficult and the time commitments cause strain and anxiety. Ohio
Patient Advocates provides the support families need in making doctor appointments, planning for
transportation needs, getting second opinions, pouring over complex medical bills to uncover improper
charges, addressing insurance and Medicare issues, and attending to the countless details that otherwise
would consume so much of the family’s time.
The company was founded by Steven P. Okey, a nationally recognized attorney with over 25 years of
experience as an advocate for patients and their families. Having dealt with the challenges of caring
for his own aging parents, he was inspired to bring his expertise to work for others. Working in
conjunction with Okey is Michelle N. Price. Price has over 14 years of experience as a Paralegal for
two of Ohio’s leading consumer advocate law firms, assisting clients facing a variety of complex legal
issues. Together, they are committed to helping others receive the quality healthcare they deserve.
"Patients and their families face some of the most difficult decisions of their lives,” said company
founder and president, Steven Okey. “Meanwhile, our healthcare system is more complicated than ever
before and can seem like a maze. Our mission is to help patients navigate through this system, so they
can focus on getting better, not on frustration and red tape."
Services provided by Ohio Patient Advocates include streamlining medical appointments and services,
controlling bills and managing insurance, short and long term health care planning and family support
services. In addition to their experience and expertise, Okey points out what sets them apart: Ohio
Patient Advocates is not tied to any insurance company, government program or HMO. They work for
and are focused on patients. To prove their dedication and commitment to patients, they do not charge
for an initial consultation.
Ohio Patient Advocates provides the personalized support that patients need, so they can focus on what
Director of Case Management
Ohio Patient Advocates