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Who We Are

CareRELATE founder Ron Shinkman is a longtime healthcare business journalist and editor. After writing literally hundreds of times about the effects of poorly coordinated care and incomprehensible medical bills on often overwhelmed patients, he founded CareRELATE to do something about it.


In his more than two decades of reporting on healthcare, Ron has obtained a comprehensive knowledge as to how the business works. That and his attention to detail, endless curiosity, healthy skepticism about bureaucracy and concise writing skills make him an ideal patient advocate.

Ron earned a master's degree from Cal State Northridge and a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He also received his certification as a patient advocate from UCLA. 

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