• Healthcare is more than medical

    IT'S PERSONAL

  • WE UNDERSTAND

    Our goal is to empower and support patients and families as they deal with illness and engage with our health care system. We offer a multidisciplinary team of trained and experienced medical professionals, who provide patient education, care coordination, and facilitate communication -- between you and your medical providers, and among your providers themselves. We serve patients of all ages, and in all aspects of health challenges and care – from surgeries, to chronic illness, to end-of-life planning.

     

    We strive to build a community that is thoughtfully prepared to navigate the health care system, and when needed, prepared to address end-of-life care by creating clinically focused advanced directives that assist patients and families in preserving an acceptable quality of life.

    WE SUPPORT YOU

    We work with you and your family to provide medical support and advocacy during all phases of your medical care including a new diagnosis, hospital stay, or transitions in care.

    WE PREPARE YOU

    We provide personalized guidance to make your healthcare experience less stressful and more informed.

    WE CONNECT YOU

    We promote and build relationships within your healthcare team to keep the focus on your specific needs and care.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    THE FIRST WEALTH IS HEALTH.

  • WE PROVIDE

    Medical Advocacy

    For Parents, Children, Family, Friends & Yourself

     

    We provide guidance and education to help you through a new diagnosis, a hospitalization, an unplanned or elective surgery, transitioning between home and healthcare facilities or any medical need. Education and communication are key to a great healthcare experience.

     

    Do you or someone you care about need medical support?

    Click here to contact us.

     

    Advance Care Planning

    This is important for Everyone.

     

    Our team will help you create a legal advance healthcare directive and customized guideline for your future health decisions. Through education and personalized discussions, our thoughtful conversations will review your current health concerns, and thoughts on life-sustaining treatments.

     

    Transitional & Elder Care Support

    For Yourself, Children, Parents, Family & Friends

     

    We assist individuals and families with the process of aging. We understand the complexities of trying to navigate the challenges of aging while preserving the highest quality of life.

     

    Tell us your story and find out how we can help.

    Click here to contact us.

     

    Pharmaceutical Support

    For everyone taking medications.

     

    We provide expert customized pharmaceutical consultations and medication reviews with an emphasis on medication safety. This includes drug interaction assessment, side effect profiles, medication organization, and medication education.

    Do you need help organizing your medications?

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  • CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Sara is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and extremely organized individual. I am forever appreciative for her care, help and love during a very difficult time! She truly was a Godsend!

    CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Having someone "in your corner" is reassuring anytime in life, but having that someone be a member of the medical profession is a godsend when you are facing health concerns.

     

    It made a huge difference to me to be able to discuss my issues, understand my options, and have help to priorities my next steps forward with Sara Stephens. A good listener, she heard what I was saying as well as hearing what I wasn't saying. She is a calm, positive, very respectful of privacy professional who has recognized the need for support for patients.

    CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
    LEXINGTON, KY

    Sara offers and delivers a way to understand today's medical realities. She stayed in touch with the patient, doctors and family, and then explained AND interpreted all their various perspectives. She was invaluable to my family.

  • WE ARE YOUR MEDICAL FAMILY

    Sara C. Stephens

    RN, BSN

     Founder, CEO

     

    Sara is passionate about supporting her patients through their health and wellness challenges. She is an experienced mediator, observing any situation from both the perspective of the patient and the healthcare system. With an eye for detail, she anticipates and understands how to guide patients and their families while keeping the whole picture in mind.

     

    A graduate of Stanford University School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Nursing Science and a Public Health Nursing Certification. Sara's clinical background includes medical surgical nursing, intensive care units, transitional care units and in pre-operative nursing facilitation. She has served as nursing liaison between the board of managers and the health care center at The Heritage, a life care retirement community. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteers, a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for patients and to recruit and support hospital volunteers.

     

    "As a nurse advocate, I facilitate patient and family communication with healthcare providers, educate patients about their healthcare choices, and assist families with their healthcare needs so they can cope better with illness."

     

     

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     Alicia Sakai

    PharmD

     VP Clinical Pharmacy

     

    Alicia is focused on promoting safety within her patients medication regime. She takes time to review your medications in detail, help identify any potential side effects and drug-drug interactions, and will help you manage and simplify your medication schedule. 

     

    A graduate of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, Alicia practiced as a clinical pharmacist for over 20 years at the UCSF Medical Center working directly with patients to manage and optimize their medication therapy. Her pharmacy experience included working in the clinic, hospital and administrative settings with a focus on medication safety and quality care.

     

     

    “Patients who are faced with a new diagnosis or a serious chronic condition have much to consider in taking care of their health. Medications usually play a key role in their therapy. I have helped many patients and families understand their medications, optimize their effectiveness, avoid certain side effects, and manage complicated drug regimens. Working directly with patients has brought me a great sense of personal satisfaction knowing that I have made a difference in the quality of their care.“

     

  • WE ARE QUALIFIED

    Certified Senior Advisor

     

    CA Board of Registered Nursing

     

    Accredited Continuing Education Provider

     

    POLST: California

     

    Member & Certified Facilitator

     

    GUNDERSON HEALTH SYSTEM

     

    Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator & Trainer

     


  • The Nightingale Pledge

    ...I SHALL BE LOYAL TO MY WORK AND DEVOTE MYSELF TO THE WELFARE OF THOSE COMMITTED TO MY CARE.

  • LATEST NEWS

    Welcome to our health news board! You can see the latest articles and posts below. 

    October 5, 2016
    Get Your Flu Shot! A note about the 2016-17 Flu Season written by Alicia Sakai, PharmD The 2016-2017 flu season begins in October and peaks in December through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot by the end of...
    According to the CDC, 70% of Americans have no advance care plan. Advance care planning is simply a future healthcare plan between you, your family, and healthcare agents. When a detailed plan of your desires is written out, you get the care you want, and your family gets the relief they...
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  • CONTACT US

    Your health is important. Let's talk.

    PHONE

     

    415.626.1447

     

    FAX

     

    415.626.1482

     

    ADDRESS

     

    450 Gough Street

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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