Women’s Health Navigator
What's a Women's Health Navigator?
Patient navigators are members of the health care team whose sole mission
is to guide patients through the medical maze stretching out before them.
Navigators answer questions, identify resources, and serve as a liaison
between the patient and the health care team. Research has shown navigators
improve the time between diagnosis and treatment for an identified illness
"I aim to be a creative problem solver and a knowledgeable resource
to help patients feel confident in the care they receive" says Frederick
Health Women's Health Navigator Trish Reggio, MSN, RN. As a navigator,
Trish talks to women to discover barriers to care – whether they're
financial, schedule-based, or personal , and works with the patient to
facilitate resolution. She helps connect patients with community resources
they need and educates patients about the importance of adherence to the
medical regimen. Often the health care system is complex and confusing
and the navigator can assist in negotiating the twists and turns that
may accompany diagnosis and treatment.
You might think of Trish as another nurse tending to your needs, but navigators
actually work with physicians, nurses, radiologists – anyone on
your health care team – to coordinate your care and help keep everything on track.
For example, if you have a pelvic floor disorder (bladder, bowel, or uterine
dysfunction) and you don't know where to turn, Trish would be the
person to contact to help navigate the treatment resources available.
If you are a woman facing a complex diagnosis or treatment plan, ask your
doctor about patient navigation services. As a Women's Health Navigator
for Frederick Health Crestwood, Trish is ready and willing to help.
Did you know that over 40% of women in the US are affected by bladder and
To learn more, please review the following educational materials
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Women’s
Health Navigator today at 240-215-1447 or