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“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

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RN Patient Advocate Group Practice of Arizona 

Who is an RN Patient Advocate? A specially qualified clinical RN who protects and guides you in your health care. 

The iRNPAs in the RN Patient Advocate Group Practice all have completed the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive which is jointly provided by the University of Arizona College of Nursing.  Each iRNPA has decades of clinical experience in many different fields. RN Patient Advocate Services 

An iRNPA ensures you a thorough diagnostic process and educates you to ask those questions you don’t know how to ask.  An RN Patient Advocate personally  researchs all your treatment options and provides the communication link between all your physicians.  Working closely with you and your family, iRNPAs teach you what is happening, how to achieve your best possible level of health and how to be an advocate for yourself.

iRNPAs are well respected in all sectors of health care today and work collaboratively with all members of your health care team.

Email us for More Information  or call 520 743 7008.

Expert help for you in your health care:  We have 5 iRNPAs to serve you: 

Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA - Tucson Chapter

Karen Hallbauer, RNC-OB, iRNPA - Tucson Chapter

Jessica Koegel, RN, BSN, iRNPA - Tucson Chapter


 Are you certain that your diagnosis is complete and accurate?

Purple Healthy Heart Daniel was scheduled to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted.  He called RN Patient Advocates to ensure this was absolutely necessary.  His iRNPA researched the diagnosis and treatment plan and was able to teach him that certain valuable tests had not been done.  She referred him for a second opinion with another cardiology group whose physician did the indicated exams, determining that this was not necessary at this time.  That was 2 years ago and his cardiac status is stable.

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We are able to teach and guide you and your family in all aspects of available medical care today: 

Traditional Western Medicine (medications and surgery) - the best approach when dealing with acute medical conditions.

Integrative Med Simple

Integrative Medicine - the science based combination of traditional western medicine and complementary/alternative medicine

Functional Medicine Chronic Care Model - this emerging medical model is designed specifically for healing chronic, autoimmune, degenerative illnesses

For more information on how an RN Patient Advocate can help you, call  Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA at 520  743 7008

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Vera was told there was no current treatment for her cancer.  She called RN Patient Advocates and was assigned a personal RN Patient Advocate (iRNPA) who researched Vera’s treatment options, referred her to two leading edge specialists and guided her through her treatment.  With the help of her iRNPA, Vera was able to reverse her illness.


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Eleanor was diagnosed with erosive esophagitis several years ago and given prescription for a stomach acid blocker.  She was unaware that these medications also reduced bone density until her bone scans showed progressive osteoporosis.  She called RN Patient Advocates to help her learn the treatment options.  Her iRNPA researched the possibilities and taught her that, with the proper form of calcium along with other supplements, she could begin to reverse the osteoporosis.  Referring her to an osteoporosis specialist, her iRNPA also taught her to ask for labs that would track her progress in addition to the standard DEXA.  One year later, the osteoporosis is slowly reversing.
The iRNPA also worked closely with Eleanor’s primary doctor to explore options for healing the esophagitis without that medication.  A plan was made and, one year later, Eleanor’s esophageal symptoms are reversing.


Learn the many approaches in treating chronic illness.

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RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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