Patient Push-Back Healthcare Advocacy and Education

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In response to the ever-increasing demand for independent healthcare/patient advocates, SOUL SHERPA® looks forward to using its invaluable off-the-record interactions with physicians, both independent and hospital-employed (hospitalists) — and its own hands-on experience encompassing 27 years — to guide healthcare consumers with insights and advice when challenged with obtaining quality medical care and ensuring its costs are reasonable. Download our innovative app for helpful tips and questions every patient must ask to ensure thorough care at reasonable prices.

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AppLogoThe universal and affordable healthcare promised to Americans has been seriously compromised. Successful lobbying efforts in Washington, DC, totaling $1.2 billion, impacted legislation which became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed by Congress in March 2010. This app reveals the unspoken ins and outs of healthcare, allowing patients and their loved ones to understand how they are vulnerable.


Lisa Berry Blackstock

Patient Healthcare Advocate, Educator, App Designer, and Mentor

Medical Billing and ChargeMaster Negotiator

Advance Medical Care Planning Services

Experienced Estate Administrator & Constructive Fiduciary

Hospitalization and Discharge Specialist

Brain Surgery Survivor/Trigeminal Neuralgia (2007)

Over 3,000 Hours Spent With Hospitalized Clients

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In Business Since 1990

Available 24/7; Will Travel


SOUL SHERPA® is proud to present the entire patient advocacy feature beautifully created by Public Television’s award-winning program, Leading Edge. The program’s unique version, which will be hosted by football legend Jimmy Johnson, will be available to every public television station throughout the entire country beginning in November 2014.  At the same time, watch for our commercial!

Thanks to everyone at Nerd Wallet for their interest in my work and spreading the important news every healthcare consumer should know in today’s climate of spiraling medical costs.

If you suddenly received a serious health diagnosis, how prepared are you and your loved ones to cope with the challenge? Are all matters concerning your Last Will and Testament and other legal documents in order? How can you be certain the medical opinion you receive is accurate? Do you know where to search for a second one? While you may not be wealthy, do you understand what the future financial cost to your beneficiaries will be in the event your home is not held in a living trust?  What will your health insurance cover? How can you successfully appeal an insurance denial for reasonable coverage? Who will protect you if you’re told it’s time to be discharged from the hospital but it really isn’t?

SOUL SHERPA® possesses tremendous experience — 27 years — protecting its clients along their medical and personal life care paths. The mission of SOUL SHERPA® is to keep its clients safe, solvent, and educated during whatever medical and aging challenges lie in the future.

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280px-Mount_Whitney_2003-03-25A Sherpa is a Tibetan person adept in mountain climbing and is acclimated to high altitudes. Often secured as a guide by other less experienced mountaineers to ensure safe passage en route to a high summit (Mount Everest, for example) a Sherpa usually resides on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas. A Soul Sherpa is an individual with expertise in advising others how to effectively organize and manage their personal business affairs as they or their loved ones age. These areas incorporate (but are not limited to) medical, legal, financial, insurance and emotional matters. A Soul Sherpa possesses the knowledge and compassion to understand the significance and privilege of successfully accompanying a client along this extraordinary journey.

SOUL SHERPA®’s passionate goal is to launch the Peter A. Berry SOUL SHERPA® Foundation, whose mission will be to provide healthcare and life care advocacy education and services, free of charge, to all those in need of assistance.

A hiking Sherpa guides a patient through the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes harrowing journey of navigating our mountain-like healthcare system

Prayer flags with breathtaking Mount Everest in the background

Prayer flags with breathtaking Mount Everest in the background

I serve primarily as an experienced patient healthcare and legal life care advocate and educator who is available 24/7. In business since 1990, I have witnessed many changes to our healthcare system and have insight into new ones that await each of us. Seniors are not the only people who are being affected; it’s everyone at every age, especially as our country embarks upon the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. SOUL SHERPA® views every life — regardless of age, health, or financial status — as priceless.  SOUL SHERPA® offers unique, customized, and confidential patient advocacy, legal life care services, and education aiding in successfully addressing the challenges of navigating medical treatment and recovery in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape, whether one’s needs are physical, emotional, or both. The company works with clients in a variety of settings (homes, offices, hospitals, doctors’ offices, care facilities) in various ways (active presence at medical appointments, at hospitals, at rehabilitation facilities, at skilled nursing facilities, at private homes, teaching in community centers and in corporations.) SOUL SHERPA® always travels to its clients.

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Click here to read more about my Detailed Services. Portrait photograph courtesy of Thrift Road Images