"I marvel at Jim's integrity, guidance, advocacy and support as the essential voice of reason and calm throughout a complex emotional mystery."

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"Jim's approach is a combination of intelligent discussion about potential solutions with an empathetic ear to ground the dialogue in the humanity of this work."


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"I truly believe that had it not been for Jim's initiative, experience, compassion and support, and ability to navigate the health care system professionally, my cancer treatment experience would have been like progressing through a dark tunnel."

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Our Testimonials

We have used Jim's services from the time of the initial diagnosis of my husband's cancer illness through 3 months post-treatment when we received the best news we could hope and pray for ..... no evidence of cancer on the PET scan!  Reflecting on this journey, remembering the team of doctors, nurses and PA's directly involved in my husband's treatment, I marvel at Jim's integrity, guidance, advocacy and support as the essential voice of reason and calm throughout a complex, emotional mystery.  Jim was a key player on our team; I don't believe we could have fought the fight and won the battle without the benefit of his intuition and knowledge.  As the primary caregiver, when I had questions or raised concerns, Jim was highly responsive and spoke to me using words and analogies that I could easily understand - even the behavioral implications of the opiates my husband needed for pain management, the detox process and what to expect with withdrawals, etc.  During a crisis when my husband had to be hospitalized for nearly a week, Jim coached me to be assertive enough to insist on what my husband needed, while not alienating the extremely busy medical professionals caring for him.  My husband and I have been blessed with excellent health until the big C entered our lives - hospitals are VERY different than when I was having babies 40+ years ago.  Without Jim's direction, managing the stresses and unknowns associated with my husband's hospital stay might have landed me in the hospital - likely in a psych ward!  Our association with Jim benefited me as much as my husband and I highly recommend Jim for anyone needing guidance and support through cancer.

Vicki M, California

Jim has been instrumental in his ability to help me navigate the complicated medical system in our country. As I considered switching my insurance plan during open enrollment to best support my medical needs, Jim gave me tips to consider for each plan and what to look out for before signing up. Once that was complete, he consulted with others in the medical field and came back to me with four of the top specialists in the state that he would recommend. Throughout it all, Jim's approach is a combination of intelligent discussion about potential solutions with an empathetic ear to ground the dialogue in the humanity of this work.

Scott C, California

With the shock of my cancer diagnosis, I knew we needed some guidance and support with finding the best doctors and best treatment plan for me, in hopes of the best possible outcome.  Mr. Best researched and found the best qualified radiation oncologist and lead oncologist who are subject matter experts for my specific strain of oral-pharyngeal cancer.  Jim advocated for me in convincing the lead oncologist to take my case, and then worked with the gatekeepers to schedule my treatments to begin after about a week, rather than a month, which was the normal lead time to get started.  Jim attended initial consultations with oncologists and asked important questions that my wife and I would never have thought of.  Mr. Best's knowledge and experience came forth time and time again in the highly relevant questions he would ask the doctors regarding treatment progress, procedures and likelihood of various possible outcomes - all of this was invaluable for us to best understand what to expect and to remain motivated and encouraged to persevere through the most difficult time of my life, and I did two tours in Vietnam as a US Marine.  I truly believe that had it not been for Jim's initiative, experience, compassion and support, and ability to navigate the health care system professionally, my cancer treatment experience would have been like progressing through a dark tunnel, doing what I was told to do, without understanding, and without the confidence that we had some control over the process and the best opportunity for a favorable outcome.  Jim's oversight of my case ensured that we were fully informed and comfortable with everything going on - we are forever grateful to Jim for his guidance and support.

Todd M, California

Jim always did the research to obtain excellent knowledge and understanding of the work he was involved in.   I believe that Jim's efforts in finding the most highly recommended specialist was the real key to our situation.

Victor N, California

 

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