Rebekah P - Health Writer
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Summary of Health ExperienceRebekah has worked in the health industry since 1999. Rebekah started as a dental assistant in the military. Rebekah worked in this field learning about managing not only a dental clinic, but also triage, treatment, and care of those wounded in mass casualty situations.
Upon leaving the military in 2005, Rebekah moved into alternative medicine and began her career as a massage therapist. During this time Rebekah learned how to provide specialized treatment for patients based on their doctors' recommendations, how the patients responded to treatment, and their willingness to comply with the at home recommendations Rebekah provided them to further their care. Rebekah worked with multiple insurance providers, as well as Labor and Industries. She coordinated the care of the patients between their prescribing physicians and the insurance carriers to ensure the patient received the care they needed to resolve their reported issues.
Once Rebekah completed her BS in psychology she made another career change. Despite this change she remained in the health industries working as a Community Support Specialist with a community mental health facility. This position required that Rebekah meet with patients suffering with mental health conditions in their homes and in public. She provided them with support, and educated them on methods for coping with as well as working around their mental illness in order to improve their quality of living. Rebekah also was expected to attend medical appointments with these patients to advocate on their behalf as well as help the patients to better understand their role in managing their health needs based on the doctors' recommendations.