Sherry Christiansen Title: Freelance Writer Location: Neskowin, Oregon Expertise: Health care Freelance writer with a diverse background in the health and wellness fieldWorked directly with patients in an inpatient hospital settingSecured Medicare and other insurance authorizations for patients Experience A freelance writer with an extensive health care background, Sherry Christiansen has worked directly with patients in an inpatient hospital setting. Through that work, she had first-hand experience with Medicare and insurance when getting authorizations for patient care.Sherry has also collaborated on medical research projects, such as Alzheimer's Universe—a division of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. You can see her articles on Verywell Health, Medical News Today, Alzheimer's Universe, and A Place for Mom. Education Sherry’s educational background includes writing an educational curriculum for an online bachelor of science in nursing program. She has also worked on a medical research project (studying the effects of education) at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.