Becoming an Informed Advocate for Your Own Healthcare

Course Dates: 
4 weeks: January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 2018 (no class on January 15)
Mondays, 9-11 a.m.
Karen Sanders
Greg Lathrop
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

When considering the health and well-being of you or your family, have you ever wondered if you should use the Minute Clinic, an urgent care center, an MD office or the ER?  Do you understand Medicare so that you can get what you need when you need it? We will identify principles and strategies to becoming a better consumer of the healthcare system as well as how to understand Medicare billing and, when necessary, appeal Medicare claims that are denied.

Course Outline

Karen Sanders ( has 40 years of nursing experience in multiple leadership and clinical positions. She is a nursing faculty member and clinical coordinator at South College, Asheville, teaches an ethical/legal decision-making course to disciplined nurses for the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is a holistic stress management instructor. Karen founded her own company (see and assists and coaches people in career, life and professional transitions. Greg Lathrop ( is a registered nurse with 37 years of healthcare experience, a faculty member of the Conscious Dying Institute and a certified trainer and licensed coach at HeartMath. Greg is co-founder of