Communication Coaching

             for Better Healthcare

Good communication is a partnership between Patient and Provider.  

Doctors and other healthcare professionals are taught how to communicate with patients-- where can you learn to communicate more effectively with them?

PRN can help.  We offer services that build communication skills for Patients, to strengthen the partnership between Patient and Provider.    


PRN designs, develops and delivers Patient Education Programs for hospitals, home healthcare organizations and patients of our participating physicians. 

Current and former programs include:

Jackson Orthopaedic Foundation  

        Preparing For Your New Joint

        Living Well With Your New Joint


Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 

        Orthopedic Center of Excellence Pre-Op Patient Education Program 

Joint Venture Patient Support

        Considering Joint Surgery 

        Pain Management

        Care For The Caregiver

PRN has developed a new workshop for patients called Communicating With Your Doctor.

 This program is available in three formats:

1.  A 30 minute talk

2.  A 50 minute presentation with Medical Actor demonstrations  

3.  A 75 minute interactive workshop with Medical Actor demonstrations and audience practice

The Workshop is designed for Community Education Programs, Active Senior Living Centers, and any classroom venue where people would like to learn practical, evidence-based strategies for more effective healthcare communication. 

Have an idea for a class, workshop or presentation you'd like to see?  Send us your thoughts on the Contact Page!  


PRN works with Physicians and Healthcare Organizations to provide communication consulting services to Patients with special needs.  

To date we have served over 5,000 Patients in the San Francisco Bay Area through classes, workshops, private coaching sessions by telephone and in the Physician's office.  

If you'd like your Physician or Community Center to make our communication services available in your area, have them contact PRN through the email form found on our contact page. We we'll be happy to discuss the options and services available to them, which are free to Patients.


       Program Advisors

      Program Coaches


      Peer Educators


       Standardized Patients


       Medical Actors

       Patient Advocates



     Private Physician Coaching

     CME Program Development

     Physician Workshops

     Peer Educator Program

     Patient & Family  Classes

     Web Coaching Sessions 



PRN Provides Support for Patients