We specialize in compassionate health advocacy and management for people with complex or unexpected medical diagnoses.

Welcome, I’m Stacey Batista, MD, Founder of Sirona Health Advocates. When a healthcare crisis strikes, a personal advocate to collaborate with and oversee the process can reduce stress, improve your overall experience and outcome, and put you on the path to better health.

Stacey Batista

Our healthcare system is complicated and impersonal. As such, it’s easy to feel reduced to a diagnosis, a disease, a body part, a problem.

Illness can easily overwhelm, making it difficult to think clearly. At Sirona Health Advocates, we help our clients organize their healthcare, truly understand their options, and make the best choices for themselves. This approach is guided by our commitment to support clients as they navigate the healthcare system, understand and weigh different treatment options, and discover their goals and values in relation to their health and healthcare.

I am so grateful we found Stacey. Our daughter lives with a complicated and uncommon health concern for which there are no easy or obvious fixes. Thanks to Stacey’s national search and coordination of evaluations by accomplished professionals, we are able to tell ourselves we have done all we can to evaluate the possibilities. Though we cannot control the results, Stacey put us in control of the process, and offered compassionate and clear-eyed counsel along the way.

Culloden, WV

Our Approach

We will work closely with you, your doctor(s) and your family as you navigate your way through the medical maze of an unexpected diagnosis, long-term illness, end of life care, or other challenging medical concerns.



We’ll have a complimentary call to discuss your health concerns, ways we can work together, and commitment of services.


Once a comprehensive health review is taken, a personal assessment plan is created, with relevant action steps that support your goals and values.


We can help you to better understand your diagnoses, treatment options, new and/or alternative treatments, and arrange consultations with top specialists and medical centers.


As your health advocate, we’ll be a part of your team. We can accompany you to clinician appointments, visit you during hospital stay(s), and see that your health values are represented.

Meet the Sirona Health Team

Stacey Batista, MD

Stacey Batista, MD

Founder, Sirona Health Advocates

Stacey Batista, MD, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where she also completed an internship in Medicine/Surgery in 2002. Stacey took a hiatus from practicing medicine to raise her two children and care for her ailing parents. This experience showed her firsthand the demands on family and caregivers when faced with managing serious health conditions — including pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s dementia and heart disease.

Lissa Rockwood, R.N., CHPN, B.S. Ed.

Lissa Rockwood, R.N., CHPN, B.S. Ed.

Patient Advocate, Sirona Health Advocates

Lissa Rockwood, R.N., CHPN, B.S. Ed., is a registered nurse, with a professional history spanning the past 35 years, and is now a patient advocate. Lissa has worked at and is familiar with many of the medical facilities in and around Boston; from the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, various skilled nursing & rehabilitation facilities, home care agencies, adult day care centers, hospice residences, and even the Massachusetts State Prison system.

Our goal is for you to feel empowered, informed, and in control of your medical care and overall health.

We welcome new clients. Please contact us directly with any questions about our practice or your concerns, or to set up a consultation.