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1622, Name suggestions welcome
Posted by Advocator, Tue Apr-02-13 01:11 PM
I am stating a home-based business which needs a name. "The Advocator" is what I have been thinking about, but it may sound too "arnold" for some.

The business is 3 fold, and is based in the healthcare industry:

(1) patient advocacy and mediation services (ie fight ins companies, negociate with providers to reduce bills etc)
(2) account management (ie helping pts reconcile statements and insurance EOBs, handle medical bill payments, audit bills etc) and
(3) assistance information (ie providing pts with customized list of available financial assistance for specific oncology drugs or treatments , and filing applications for them)

I have been doing this for over 20 years, and need to keep the last shred of sanity I have by quitting the highly stressful job I have as a billing manager for an oncology practice, and start doing what makes my heart sing (helping patients) and that I can do with my eyes closed.

Your suggestions are welcome. Thank you

1625, RE: Name suggestions welcome
Posted by hostingdiva, Mon Apr-22-13 02:24 AM
I think your business idea is really timely. Time Magazine recently had a great report on the healthcare industry, and one of the topics the author discussed is patient advocates, who help patients negotiate with hospitals to reduce their medical bills.

My first stop in picking a business name is checking to see if the corresponding domain name is available because a website is a necessity today. (You may also want to check to see if the Facebook moniker and/or LinkedIn name is available as well -- I imagine that Facebook would be a good fit for your type of business.)

You can search for domain names at or (click on Buy or Manage An Existing Domain). I like the suggestions that BizResearcher gave, but try to stay away from words like "Your" or "The" in domain names because people often do not recognize them as part of the url and then end up typing in the wrong thing.

Hope some of this helps and good luck!