Three supportive care providers have joined the Integrative Care Team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. The Integrative Care Team provides complementary therapies which work together with standard treatment methods to support the whole patient: mind, body and spirit.
Shelia Manning, ND, has started a two-year residency in naturopathic medicine. She provides holistic care for patients with cancer during and after conventional treatment. Dr. Manning also offers prevention and natural support for patients at Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center.
Dr. Manning holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Kim Mathews, LMHCA, offers mind-body counseling for patients with cancer, family members and caregivers. Her coping strategies help patients improve their quality of life and manage cancer-related issues, such as stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties.
Mathews received a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Maricel Lopez-Colon, RD, LDN, provides nutrition counseling to help patients with cancer maintain well-being and ease side effects during and after treatment.
Lopez-Colon is fluent in English and Spanish. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, P.R.
"Integrative care plays a vital role in quality of life and well-being for patients," said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. "The holistic approach of these providers aligns with our mission to care for the whole person and support patients throughout their journey."
Shelia Manning, ND
Kim Mathews, LMHCA