Episode 138 of The On-Air Advocate
Host: Tammy Flynn. Connect with Tammy on Facebook @theonairadvocate.
Guest: Dr. Nicole Rochester, Pediatrician, health advocate, Founder/CEO Of Your GPS, and author of Health Navigation 101: A guide for college students and parents (available on amazon.com in paperback and e-book format. She is also one of the hosts of the Podcast: The Real RX.which is available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and Spotify.
Original Airdate: 8.16.19
Show Topic: How To Prepare Your College Student For Health Emergencies
What parents should do before a young adult goes off to college
Dr. Rochester encourages both college-bound students and their parents to read her book together. She goes on to say, “Your child’s health is absolutely priceless.”
And that, as parents, “You should empower them with the tools they need.”
The following list are the titles of chapters covered in Dr, Rochester’s book
For additional information you can download a free PDF at
The things that no college student should ever leave behind”
Additional things to note:
Tammy’s Final Thoughts:
Tammy advised her audience to plan and prepare for good outcomes. Encouraging all of her listeners to start the planning process early. Whether your young adult is staying home for college or going out of state the process of transitioning from pediatrician to adult physician can be a lengthy.