Nicole T. Rochester, MD

Founder/CEO, Your GPS Doc, LLC

Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a Board-certified pediatrician, TEDx and keynote speaker, and the CEO of Your  GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company committed to eliminating health disparities and bridging the gap  between healthcare providers, patients, and family caregivers. Dr. Rochester was inspired to start her  company after caring for her late father and witnessing the complicated healthcare system from the  other side of the stethoscope.  

Through professional health advocacy services, Your GPS Doc provides a roadmap for individuals who  are struggling to navigate the healthcare system. Your GPS Doc provides health equity and  patient/family engagement consulting services to health care organizations seeking to improve the  patient experience, reduce disparity gaps, and reimagine the provision of high-quality medical care.  

Dr. Rochester has been featured on television and radio, is a frequent podcast guest, has an active  presence on social media, and has contributed to more than thirty digital publications. Dr. Rochester is  also a powerful and engaging speaker and presents locally and nationally about navigating the  healthcare system, elevating the patient and family caregiver voice, health equity, and dismantling  structural racism and bias in medicine. 

Dr. Rochester currently serves as the Medical Advisor for Health Equity for the Immune Deficiency  Foundation and is the Board Chair for the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute. She is the physician  co-lead and a subject matter expert for B.I.R.T.H. Equity Maryland, a statewide initiative for non obstetric healthcare providers aimed at closing the disparity gap in clinical outcomes for Black women  and birthing people.

A Maryland native, Dr. Rochester obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University,  her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is a Clinical Assistant  Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a member of the  Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy, the  American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Medical Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Most importantly, she is the proud mother of two young adult daughters.

TOPICS: Health, Disparities, Race