Beth is a patient advocate, speaker, and author specializing in:
- Venous thromboembolism VTE (deep vein thrombosis DVT and pulmonary embolism PE)
- Adverse drug events
- Pharmacy benefit management (PBM)
- Healthcare policy
- Patient and family engagement
- Patient empowerment
“a leading national patient advocate for action and progress on VTE”Jack Jordan, Deputy Director CMS Partnership for Patients
Beth Waldron, MA is an independent patient advocate from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2003, she experienced life-threatening deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism which were initially misdiagnosed. As a result, she began working towards greater thrombosis education for patients and health care professionals, cofounding a medical education program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Clot Connect. She has served as a Member of the Clinical Practice Guideline Panel on Thrombophilia with the American Society of Hematology, a Member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Blood Expert Panel on Prevention Research, an Advisor on Patient and Family Engagement to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Partnership for Patients initiative targeting hospital-acquired conditions and a Member of the National Quality Forum Affinity Groups on venous thromboembolism and adverse drug events. She published her recent personal experience with non-medical drug switching in the journal Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
25+ years of past employment in health care policy and program administration including NC HHS Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Thrombosis Center.