Meet Your Health Assistant

Personal, trusted, actionable health guidance.



Getting help is easy.

Advantia Health at Shady Grove is launching the Health Assistant program - A new personal care guide for our patients at Shady Grove. 

From selecting a new doctor, creating a personalized health plan, or helping with complex medical and insurance problems, the health assistant will handle them all.


Meet Corey

Hi, My name is Corey Howell. I'm your Health Assistant!

Over the course of a decade, I've been actively involved in promoting healthy lifestyles and achieving health equity for all. Before joining Advantia, I worked for organizations, such as UVA Curry School of Education and the YMCA of Greater Richmond. My most meaningful endeavor was serving as an Affordable Care Act Organizer in my hometown of Richmond, VA. I'm currently pursuing final requirements for my BA in Public Health from American University.


How it works?

Find the right provider. Forget searching for doctors by yourself online. Chat with Corey instead to find the best doctors nearby for your condition and make an appointment instantly.-3.png

Get started


You can text Corey anytime at your convenience and he'll answer during working hours (9:00 am - 5:00 pm).  (301) 563-9869

You can also secure message instantly with Corey via a mobile app called Spruce. SMS Corey and he will send you a link with instructions on how to download Spruce

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Contact Your Health Assistant

Corey is available daily from 9am – 5:00pm. Text or call anytime during working hours: (301) 918-5194.

You can download the secure messaging app at here.

You can reach the Advantia Shady Grove office at: (301) 768-4535.