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About Us

Who We Are

We are a group of dedicated Registered Nurses who have made a committed effort to be patient advocates and care managers for seniors in the community. Our nurses educate and serve as liaisons between physicians, patients, and their families – to put patients and their families at ease at a time when the healthcare system is very complicated, fragmented, and difficult to maneuver.

We meet clients at their physician appointments, assist with medication reminders, manage care for a serious or chronic illness, locate a new physician or assist with a second opinion, and assist with senior care in multiple other ways. The nurses at RN4U are trained to know what questions to ask and what information is needed to ensure the best medical care available for you.

Why Contact RN4U?

Patient Advocate - RN4UOur nurses serve as Patient Advocates and are loyal to you, the patient, to assist in whatever capacity is needed as opposed to advocates that work for hospitals or physician networks. A senior might contact RN4U when there is confusion with taking one’s medications, developing a plan of action for a new diagnosis or when one’s overall health is declining and becoming too much to handle. In addition, a family member might contact RN4U when assistance is needed for a loved one, but he/she is not available due to other obligations or living out of town or is simply overwhelmed with all that is going on with their family member. We realize every situation is unique and RN4U is available for your unique need.

Our nurses meet their clients at physician appointments or in their homes for consultations. Also, telephone calls and/or email reports are always an option with both clients and family members. These can assist to reinforce information gleaned at a physician’s visit and encourage overall compliance.

RN4U was formed based on the recommendation of a local physician and several family members as well as the need for independent patient advocates in our community. Please visit our Contact Us page and we will be in touch shortly.  Thank you.

About Teresa Parker, Founder of RN4U

I am the founder and owner of RN4U in Charlotte, NC.  I was born and raised in Charlotte and attended local schools.  After high school I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduating with my BSN in 1984 at which time I also received my NC License to practice as a Registered Nurse.  Wanting to further my education to an even a higher level, I returned to UNCC obtaining a Masters in Education with a focus in Counseling graduating in 1992.  In order to get a better understanding of what my clients need I have also attended classes to get a Certificate in Gerontology as well a Certificate in Patient Advocacy, and have become a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Having worked in multiple areas of nursing enables me to bring my clients an extensive knowledge of the best medical resources in the area.  These areas include:

  • Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Nursing
  • Maternity and Family Planning at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Health Department
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • School Nursing in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System
  • Legal Nurse Consulting in a private law office setting, and as the owner of Legal Nurse Consultants of NC, Inc. for the past 10 years
  • Senior Care

My personal experience as a Patient Advocate includes:

  • Serving as a personal advocate for my own Dad by accompanying him to many physician appointments,  listening, interpreting and reinforcing information provided, asking questions when needed and helping Daddy to compile a list of questions for his physician as needed, assisting him in making informed decisions including getting appropriate paperwork signed for his advance directives, and staying with him while in the hospital on several occasions prior to his death
  • Serving as a personal advocate, care manager, and caregiver at times for three and a half years for an elderly aunt with multiple chronic medical diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.  Through this experience, I learned a vast amount in regards to Medicare, billing, insurance, referrals, and the overall healthcare system through a new role as a family member/caregiver which I believe is invaluable as an independent patient advocate/care manager

No matter where I am working or who I am working with I am advocating for my patients because they are ALWAYS first in my eyes and on my heart.