Welcome!

My name is Olga Lucia Torres, and I became a person with disabilities after surviving a brain injury. I also live with a pituitary adenoma, lupus, and 5 other auto-immune diseases. What can I say, I’m a bit of an over-achiever!

How did I overcome so much? Living with gratitude and having a positive outlook, even during tough times. I now talk and write about living well with illness.

I came up with a way to manage my doctor appointments by creating a medical resume. Download yours today!

Promoting Health Equity and Better Outcomes by Addressing Social Needs

Hosted by National Patient Advocate Foundation

Watch as I talk about facing and overcoming multiple, serious health issues, and provide practical advice for how health care providers can avoid both explicit and implicit bias in delivering care to patients with diverse backgrounds or for whom English is not the first language.

I’m Walking to End Lupus. Join Me?

I participate in the walk every year because I’ve been sick my entire life: starting with asthma, then a pediatric pituitary adenoma in my teens, later developing lupus, Raynaud’s disease, Sjogren’s disease, arthritis, scleroderma and Jaccoud’s arthropathy, finally suffering a devastating brain injury that left me disabled.

I now identify as an advocate, survivor, and mother of a miracle daughter. I write op-eds about what it’s like to live with lupus and the other health conditions I have. I hope to inspire many people to learn about lupus, donate, and walk with us.

18 minutes is the average time to wait past your appointment time until you can hear “the doctor will see you now.”

My name is Olga Lucia Torres, and I’m living with 5 auto-immune diseases. I use my experiences to help people see the value of adopting a “PROFESSIONAL PATIENT” mindset. It can empower you to be your own self-advocate while navigating your health and wellness journey.

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