Joti Gill

Joti Gill
Navigator/Advocate
Serving Surrey, White Rock, Langley

Joti is a Medical Radiation Technologist and has 20 years of healthcare experience. Every day she sees patients who are not being fully informed of their medical imaging results and this impacts their care and follow-up.

Joti is uniquely qualified to help her clients navigate today’s intimidating healthcare system because she is a rare survivor of pancreatic cancer.

Joti was an empowered patient. Before she had a diagnosis, she was profoundly ill and continued to push for answers for her serious symptoms. Her concerns about a small mass on her pancreas was dismissed due to her age (only 30) and lack of risk factors (she did not smoke, drink and was not overweight). However, there was a strong genetic link to pancreatic cancer and two first degree relatives had died very young of the aggressive cancer. She pushed for a second MRI and the mass had doubled in size. Surgery was performed, and the cancer was contained before it had moved to other organs. She is now seven years cancer-free.

“As a healthcare navigator I have insider knowledge and direct experience about how the healthcare system works. I also see that adults in the South Asian culture are unaware of the pressures on the system and are not as proactive about advocating for themselves as they should be. I bring a unique set of skills in being able to reach out to people in my culture to show how them how they can successfully navigate our complicated healthcare system.”

Joti is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. When Joti is not working, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors.

Her specialties include:

  • Hospital discharge planning
  • Family and health team meetings and mediation
  • Optimizing specialist care, treatment, and appointments
  • Medical chart reviews
  • Set up and review of in home “In Case of Emergency” forms
  • Providing workshops on Advance Care Planning and becoming Empowered patients.