Get to know Barbara Abruzzo, RN, BCPA

Patient advocate Barbara Abruzzo, RN

Barbara Abruzzo, RN, BCPA

Specialties Include

Complex care management, including for IBD and related conditions

Medication management

Care navigation and coordination

Researching providers and treatment options

Medical decision support

Long-term care

Barbara Abruzzo, RN, is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) who provides healthcare advocacy and complex care management services. She provides medical decision support and helps you safely navigate the healthcare system to find the right, most appropriate care.

Barbara has advocated for clients with IBD for more than 25 years. Her very first client had IBS; Barbara helped him change his diet, find an expert functional medicine physician, and helped him adjust lifestyle factors to reduce stress – with great success. The scenario repeated over and over again with clients with IBD, IBS, GERD, Crohn's disease, colitis, and celiac disease.

Barbara and her team can help you:

  • Assess your situation and care issues
  • Find appropriate specialists and facilities
  • Understand your treatment options
  • Get second opinions
  • Develop a personalized Action Plan
  • Manage in-home and facility-based care
  • Make informed medical decisions that are right for you and/or your loved ones

Barbara is based in New York City but can deploy nurse navigation teams throughout the United States. They will consult in person, by phone, or via Zoom with clients worldwide providing guidance on any health issue across the lifespan.

The team works closely with world renowned medical centers such as, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYU, NY Presbyterian, Hospital for Special Surgery, Mt Sinai, North Shore University Hospital at Northwell, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, Cedars Sinai, Brigham Women's, PENN, CHOPS, Mass General, Stanford, UCLA, UCSF, and UMH.

Hire Barbara Today.

You can hire an advocate for as much time as you needsometimes, a brief consultation is enough, sometimes people hire an advocate to be by their side for a few hours each week or month.

Need something different or not sure what you need? We can help you figure it out.

Schedule a free call with Umbra here.

1 Hour

  • Consult with your advocate. Get initial guidance on your options and next steps.

2 Hours

  • Consult with your advocate and get a high-level assessment of your situation and Action Plan to guide your next steps.