Linda Ackerman, R.N., Oncology Nurse


Linda Ackerman, R.N., has clinical experience focused in oncology, women's health, and medical nursing. She has been practicing for more than 20 years and is a licensed RN in both Florida and Wisconsin. In addition, she serves as a board member of Breast Cancer Recovery and the Wisconsin Cancer Council.

Ackerman currently works full-time for a nonprofit insurance company. She manages a staff of seven medical professionals who consult by telephone with clients to help them acquire the most accurate information about standard treatment options.

She and her staff educate clients about their diagnoses and help clarify interpretations of medical services and tests provided by their physicians and other health care providers. She and her staff support these people throughout treatment.

Ackerman is committed to enhancing patient advocacy both in her professional role and as a community volunteer, helping elders and others get the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their health.


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