Your Nurse Advocates


Ellen E. Long


My role as a Nurse Advocate is to establish relationships with a specific population of clients – to provide them with the tools they need to be able to meet their health care needs.

Here at Patient Advantage we endeavor to provide our clients with the encouragement, support and resources they need to decrease their risk of co-morbidities.  We do this by addressing problems they may currently be facing - such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes management, obesity and hypertension.

As I make contact with my clients by telephone or in face to face encounters, a relationship built on trust rapidly develops. I have found this foundation of trust to be strongly instrumental in the success my clients have achieved in reducing their risk of chronic disease progression.

In my role as a Nurse Advocate I am also called upon to help in the formulation of learning tools such as webinars, to reach a larger audience.

I also sit on the board of managers, which allows me to assist in making policy decisions for the company.

I am proud to have been (and continue to be) a part of Patient Advantage's journey towards success, and its role in advocating for fellow human beings. 


CERTIFICATIONSEllen Long Headshot 2

  1. RN, Alabama Board of Nursing, 1984
  2. Certified Health Coach – American Council on Exercise, 2016
  3. Life Coaching Certification – Udemy in progress
  4. Mindfulness Practitioner Course – Udemy in progress
  5. Weight Management Specialist Program – ACE, 2017
  6. Mindful Eating: The Future of Eating for Weight Loss – ACE, 2018
  7. Mind Body Agility Training – ACE, 2017


2006 – present   RN, Patient Advantage

  1. Patient advocate

1999 – 2006    RN, Drs Littleton and Somerall

  1. Surgery scheduling
  2. All aspects of patient care in an office environment

1997 – 1999    RN, Drs. Robinett and Huggins

  1. Surgery scheduling
  2. All aspects of patient care in an office environment

1993 – 1997      RN, Henderson and Walton’s Women Center 

  1. Liaison between doctor and patient both in office and per telephone
  2. Conduct new patient interviews
  3. Assist with in-office procedures

1987 -1993         Staff Nurse, Baptist Medical Centers Princeton and Montclair, promoted to CN 11 in April 1990

  1. OB/GYN Care
  2. Mother-Baby Care
  3. Well Baby Nursery

1985 – 1987     RN, Tots ‘n’ Teens Pediatrics

1984 – 1985      Sports Medicine and Fitness Institute

  1. Fitness testing and Cardiac Rehabilitation


  1.  Jefferson State junior College, Birmingham, Alabama.  Graduated May 1984, School of Nursing, GPA 3.68/4.00


“Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges”

Phi Theta Kappa, Eugene G. Fitzgerald Scholarship



William (Greg) Wood, RN, MSN, FNP


Over forty years of experience in health care administration and direct health care delivery for private organizations and federal agencies to include the Indian Health Service (IHS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Experience and education focusing on research; administration; education; wellness; health prevention and promotion; epidemiology; special minority populations; budget, grants management; program planning/evaluation; public health; hospital/ambulatory care nursing; advance practice nursing; regulatory affairs/device & drug evaluation, drug marketing advertising; quality improvement/customer service.

Greg Wood HeadshotEducation 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Masters of Science in Nursing, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Post Masters Advanced Practice Certification, Family Nurse Practitioner, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Retired, United States Public Health Service (USPHS).  Commissioned Corps Nurse Officer (Captain-06),


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