PAVE and You

Your PAVE physician advocate will assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about your medical condition and how the healthcare system works. A medically informed and knowledgeable veteran is a more empowered healthcare consumer.


Most physicians are experienced at helping their family and friends understand their medical options. PAVE now extends that help to veterans. Each veteran is paired with a volunteer retired physician advocate.

Your advocate will help you improve your understanding of what your healthcare provider tells you about your medical condition and treatment options. To better utilize your appointment time you can be helped to prepare a list of questions to ask your doctor.

A non-physician, PAVE Veteran Advocate, retired from military service, is available to be a member of your support network, should you choose that option.