My name is Marc Berlin from Long Island, New York. I was born with cerebral palsy. Certainly not a disadvantage, but quite the opposite. My compassion, empathy, drive, and core values help me to provide a deeper level of care. Having endured over twenty surgical procedures in my early years, gave me insight into our medical system. My understanding, compassion, and care for those with disabilities comes from a place of empathy and relatability. While it may restrict some of my activities at times, it has also fueled my desire and determination to succeed in life!
My background is in human resources, health administration and advocacy for seniors and people with disabilities. My personal, educational and service experience has made me well suited to sharing my expertise. I earned my BSBA degree in Business Administration in Human Resources from The American University in 1992. I earned my Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1996. In 2019, I completed training in Family Centered Patient Advocacy via PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy. In 2020, I completed training as a Take Charge Campaign Ambassador via Take Charge 5 Steps to Safer Health Care. By helping others navigate the healthcare system, Marc’s mission is now to serve and advocate for those needing, and in some cases not having assistance. Marc’s goal as a patient advocate is to enhance the quality of a patient’s healthcare and make the process of navigating the journey through the system easier.
Advocating for his Mom, extending this knowledge. The true inspiration for my interest in patient advocacy was my mother. In helping others navigate the healthcare system, I honor her memory. In December, 2015, my mother developed a glioblastoma (GBM) Grade 4, the worst kind of brain cancer, which is usually terminal within 18 months. Once his mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, Marc knew it was his mission to help serve and advocate for so many needing his assistance. As a skilled management professional, Marc has begun On the Marc Patient Advocacy Services providing his clients with the supplies and services they need. Furthermore, as a Patient Care Advocate, Marc will assist individual senior citizens and adults with disabilities to obtain all of the services needed for them to live independently in the comfort of their own home. Marc aims to provide good help to ensure good health.