Get to know Carolyn Trend, MD

Medical advocate Dr. Carolyn Trend

Carolyn Trend, MD

Specialties include

Medication review and management

Medical advocacy

Getting diagnoses and second opinions

Care coordination and navigation

Clinical trial navigation

Navigating the healthcare system when you are sick, worried about your health, or trying to care for an ill or aging loved one can be confusing, frightening, and often completely overwhelming.

As an independent health advocate and retired physician, I offer a range of services to help ease your burden as you deal with illness, aging, care planning, and communication with your healthcare providers. I can prepare you for medical appointments, translate medical jargon into plain language, and help you find second opinions, clinical trials, and reputable care facilities. I will advocate for you to get the quality healthcare you want and deserve.

I helped countless patients navigate the healthcare system during the 20+ years I worked as a pediatrician, but it was only when a close family member was hospitalized with a serious illness that I truly "got it." I could translate the medical jargon for my family, and I knew how to get things done, and it was still an incredibly stressful time for all of us. My family members frequently asked me, "How does anyone do this alone?" The good news is… you don't have to do it alone.

I am located in New Jersey and offer remote services nationwide. I am ready to be the doctor in your corner!

Hire Carolyn 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.