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    Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist. He serves as the Medical Director of Goshen Center for Cancer Care and as a clinical associate professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in South Bend. Dr. Henry graduated cum laude with academic distinction as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then joined the United States Navy and completed residency in General Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During 15 years of service in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Henry rose to the rank of Commander. After completing the five years of surgical residency training following medical school, Dr. Henry completed an additional two years of fellowship training in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Goshen, Dr. Henry previously served as a staff surgical oncologist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He recently received an MBA from the Indiana University Business of Medicine program and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Henry believes that cancer care is increasingly complex and thus requires a team of providers as there is often more than one path of care available to patients. He views exceptional cancer care as aligning appropriate care choices with a patient’s personal values and wishes.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Thyroid
    • Parathyroid
    • Breast
    • Melanoma
    • Peritoneal surface malignancies

    Education

    Board Certified in Surgery, Fellowship-trained surgical oncologist

    Education and training:
    Bachelor of Science
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Master of Business Administration
    Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, IN

    Residency:
    General Surgery
    National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

    Fellowship:
    Surgical Oncology
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

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    Ebenezer Kio, MD

    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Hematology Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Ebenezer Kio, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He specializes in using drug therapies, including chemotherapy, to treat patients with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. Through his collaboration with an integrated cancer care team, Dr. Kio creates individualized treatment plans that respect the needs of each patient and support all aspects of the patient’s life.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    A patient’s quality of life is as important to Dr. Kio as providing cancer therapies. He believes in taking care of the whole patient, while treating the disease.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Small and non-small cell lung cancer
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    • Non Hodgkin lymphoma

    Education

    Board Certified - Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

    Education and training:
    Bachelor of Medicine
    University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

    Residency:
    Primary care and internal medicine
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Fellowship:
    Amgen Fellowship Award, hematology and oncology
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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    Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS, is a board certified and fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist at Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. She is also board certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Her practice is devoted to treating patients with diseases and conditions of the breast. Dr. Morris is one of the founders of Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. Under her guidance, the center earned designation as the first nationally accredited breast center in the region by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The retreat maintains that certification as well as accreditation from the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). She also established the region’s first comprehensive High Risk Breast Cancer Program to provide genetic counseling, testing and risk management.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Morris believes patient-centered care goes beyond treating the disease. She encourages each patient to take an active role in making decisions about her care, and seeks to educate women to assist in that process. Dr. Morris’ approach to care also includes a strong focus on helping patients maintain their overall well-being before, during and after treatment. She believes that even small lifestyle changes have a big impact on health and wellness.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Devoted to treating patients with diseases and conditions of the breast
    • Breast care and abnormalities

    Education

    Board Certified - Surgery

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine,  East Lansing, MI

    Master of Business Administration
    Baker College, Flint, MI

    Bachelor of Science in Education
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Residency:
    General Surgery
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oaks, MI

    Fellowship:
    Breast Surgical Oncology
    Michigan State University Department of Surgery, East Lansing, MI

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    Houman Vaghefi, MS, MD, PhD

    Specialty: Radiation Oncology
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: French, Persian

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Houman Vaghefi, MD, MS, PhD, is a board certified radiation oncologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He applies advanced internal and external therapies to deliver targeted doses of radiation for treating patients with cancer, while reducing side effects and improving patient outcomes. His expertise extends across a wide range of cancers, including prostate, colorectal, breast, lung, and head and neck cancers, CNS malignancies as well as gynecologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies and rare tumors.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Vaghefi believes that a patient’s quality of life is as important as treating the disease. He also knows family members and other support networks play an important role in a patient’s outcome and well-being. Dr. Vaghefi’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach includes interacting with primary care physicians, naturopathic doctors and others important in the overall care and health of the patient.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Prostate
    • Colorectal
    • Breast
    • Lung
    • Head and neck
    • CNC malignancies
    • Gynecologic
    • Gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies

    Education

    Board Certified in Radiation Oncology

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

    Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular
    Biology Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
    University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

    Residency:
    Radiation Oncology
    University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Fellowship:
    Stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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    Urs von Holzen, MD, MBA, FACS

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: German

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Urs von Holzen is dedicated to fighting cancer as a surgical and thoracic oncologist. He is board certified and fellowship trained in surgical oncology and thoracic oncology. Dr. von Holzen specializes in minimally invasive techniques to remove cancer.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. von Holzen brings a tireless commitment to offering daily hope to patients with cancer, as well as cancer survivors and caregivers. He is committed to offering each patient unique, personal and customized care. As part of a multidisciplinary cancer care team, he ensures that patients receive treatment that fits their needs and maintains their quality of life.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Thoracic
    • Esophageal

    Education

    Board Certified - Surgery, Complex Abdominal Surgery

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    The University of Zurich, Medical Department, Zurich, Switzerland

    Business of Medicine Master of Business Administration
    Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis, IN

    Residency:
    Surgery
    University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    Fellowship:
    Surgical Oncology
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
    Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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    Bolanle Adepoju, MD, MPH

    Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: Yoruba

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Bolanle Adepoju, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and fellowship trained in hematology and oncology. She treats patients at Goshen Center for Cancer Care who have disorders of the blood, lymph nodes and immune system as well as a variety of solid organ cancers. Dr. Adepoju is passionate about using the most current clinical evidence available to improve outcomes and quality of life.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Adepoju believes every patient deserves the highest quality care. She is dedicated to providing patient care centered on the individual patient journey.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Hemotology Oncology
    • Oncology
    • Immune system disorders
    • Blood disorders
    • Lymph node disorders

    Education

    Board certified in internal medicine

    Education and training:
    Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
    University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Master of Public Health
    University of Akron, Akron, OH

    Residency:
    Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH

    Fellowship:
    Hematology Oncology
    George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

    Hematology Oncology
    Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

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    Fiona Denham, MD

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Fiona N. Denham, MD, is a board certified surgeon specializing in breast oncology as well as benign diseases of the breast and management of high-risk breast patients. She sees patients at the Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center and performs all surgeries at Goshen Hospital.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    As a breast surgeon, Dr. Denham is committed to working as a partner with women and their families to provide excellent surgical care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. Patient autonomy and individualized decision-making are of paramount importance to establish a surgical plan that fits each patient’s values and lets them feel empowered in their own care. Dr. Denham collaborates with other members of Goshen Hospital’s breast multidisciplinary team to devise treatment plans that address the well-being of the entire patient.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
    • Benign breast masses
    • Benign diseases of the breast
    • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCI’s)
    • Genetic counseling
    • Gynecomastia
    • High risk breast cancer patients
    • Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis
    • Inflammatory breast cancer
    • Intraductal papillomas
    • Invasive breast cancer
    • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCI’s)
    • Lobular hyperplasia
    • Locally advanced breast cancer
    • Male breast cancer
    • Nipple Discharge

    Education

    Board Certified - Surgery

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    Residency:
    General Surgery
    Virginia Tech-Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA

    Fellowship:
    Breast Surgical Oncology
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

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    Ronald Downs, MD

    Specialty: Plastic Surgery
    Welcoming new patients

    The Centre, P.C.
    611 E Douglas Rd #108, Mishawaka, IN 46545 Directions

    574-968-9100


    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Ronald Downs, MD, is a plastic surgeon affiliated with Goshen Center for Cancer Care and Goshen Hospital. He specializes in plastic surgery (including breast reconstruction), as well as all other aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.
     
    Dr. Downs has three decades of experience in surgical and non-surgical solutions. His procedures range from the most complex to simple corrective treatment to repair and restore the patient's physical appearance and ability to function normally.
     
    Dr. Downs is the founder of The Centre, P.C., located in Mishawaka, Ind., and is part of the organization’s surgical team. He also is an adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in South Bend.
     
    Outside his medical practice, Dr. Downs is an active member of his community and church. He enjoys lifting weights and playing golf. He is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, despite the fact that he played football for the U.S. Naval Academy, Notre Dame’s fierce rival.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Downs believes a strong patient-physician relationship is at the heart of good health care. He is known for his caring and compassionate nature and his commitment to achieving the best results possible for each patient.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Plastic surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • And all Non-Surgical Treatments

    Education

    Board Certified – Plastic Surgery

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara School of Medicine | Guadalajara, Mexico
     
    Bachelor of Science
    Arcadia University | Glenside, PA
    Attended U.S. Naval Academy | Annapolis, MD
     
    Residency:
    Plastic Surgery
    Rush Medical Center | Chicago, IL

    Memberships:
    American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society
    Rush Surgical Society
    Indiana State Medical Association

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    Ashley Hardy, MD, FACS

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Ashley Hardy, MD, is fellowship trained and board certified in complex general surgical oncology. After graduating with honors from Wake Forest University, she received her MD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Hardy completed her residency in general surgery at Northwestern University where she also spent two years doing cancer research. She then went on to complete a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Hardy’s education included training in managing a variety of malignancies. She has a particular interest in the treatment of melanoma, sarcoma, and colorectal cancer. She now brings her expertise to the Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Hardy believes in providing patients with compassionate, individualized care. She devotes the time necessary to answer questions and educate her patients to ensure they can make informed decisions regarding their treatment. She also understands the need for a multidisciplinary approach to taking care of cancer patients, and is committed to working alongside other members of the healthcare team to create the best treatment strategies possible for each patient.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Melanoma
    • Sarcoma
    • Colorectal

    Education

    Board Certified in General Surgery, Complex General, Surgical Oncology

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

    Residency:
    General Surgery
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

    Fellowship:
    Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Fox Chase Cancer Center,  Philadelphia, PA

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    Jennifer Hatton, MD, PhD

    Specialty: Medical Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Jennifer Hatton, MD, PhD, evaluates and treats patients with cancers of the blood and other types of cancers at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She is specially trained in women's health, including anemia, hematologic disorders and other cancer issues during pregnancy.
     
    Away from her medical practice, Dr. Hatton is an avid fan of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. She also loves to cook, bake, garden, and she never passes up a chance to ride the roller coasters at amusement parks.

    Philosophy of Care

    Every patient is a VIP to Dr. Hatton. She treats patients exactly the way she would want family members or herself to be treated. Her strong belief in educating patients about their disease leads to shared decision-making and better outcomes.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Women’s health
    • Cancer during pregnancy
    • Breast cancer
    • Gynecologic cancers

    Education

    Board Certified – Medical Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine
     
    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine | Columbus, OH
     
    Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Science
    The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
     
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
     
    Fellowship:
    Hematology and Medical Oncology
    University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
     
    Residency:
    Internal Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University – MetroHealth Medical Center | Cleveland, OH

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    Yaser Kawar, MD

    Specialty: Pulmonology Disease/Pulmonology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Yaser Kawar, MD, is board certified and fellowship trained in pulmonology and critical care medicine. He works alongside oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care to diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and other diseases of the respiratory system.
     
    Dr. Kawar focuses on using minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, such as bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound.

    Philosophy of Care

    Patients are like family members for Dr. Kawar. He builds relationships based on trust to identify a treatment approach that fits each patient's individual needs.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Asthma
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Emphysema
    • Lung cancer

    Education

    Board Certified – Internal Medicine
    Board Certified – Pulmonary Medicine
    Board Certified – Critical Care Medicine
     
    Education and training:
    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    Jordan University of Science and Technology | Irbid, Jordan
     
    Fellowship:
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Wayne State University – Henry Ford Hospital | Detroit, MI
     
    Residency:
    Internal Medicine
    Wayne State University – Henry Ford Hospital | Detroit, MI

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    Rachel Macias, MD

    Specialty: Plastic Surgery
    Welcoming new patients

    The Centre, P.C.
    611 E Douglas Rd #108, Mishawaka, IN 46545 Directions

    574-968-9100


    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Rachel Macias, MD, is a plastic surgeon affiliated with Goshen Center for Cancer Care and Goshen Hospital. She specializes in all aspects of plastic surgery concentrating on reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.  
     
    Dr. Macias has a special interest in complex surgical options. Surgeries she performs restore physical appearance for patients affected by a range of diseases, including cancer.
     
    Family comes first for Dr. Macias when she is away from the office. She also enjoys reading, running long distances and traveling to new places.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Macias believes the best way to help patients meet their reconstructive goals is to build strong patient-provider relationships. She combines a compassionate approach and a focus on natural results in order to customize each surgical plan to the patient's needs.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Plastic surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Reconstruction after cancer treatment
    • Body contouring

    Education

    Board Eligible – Plastic Surgery
     
    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Indiana University School of Medicine & University of Notre Dame | South Bend & Indianapolis, IN
     
    Bachelor of Science
    Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) | Indianapolis, IN
    Highest Distinction & RISE Notation
     
    Residency:
    Plastic Surgery
    Spectrum Health/Michigan State University | Grand Rapids, MI

    Memberships:
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons – candidate member
    American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – candidate member
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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    Shelia Manning, ND

    Specialty: Naturopathic Medicine
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Shelia Manning, ND, is a naturopathic medicine resident at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Dr. Manning also offers natural support and preventive care to patients at Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center. She specializes in naturopathic therapies to treat the whole person, not just the disease. Her therapies minimize side effects, optimize treatment outcomes and assist the body's natural healing process.
     
    Away from patient care, Dr. Manning indulges in baking yummy vegan cupcakes and veganizing classic recipes. She also enjoys playing in the woods, reading, riding her motorcycle and learning how to become a proper Hoosier.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Manning forms a therapeutic alliance with patients to enhance their innate healing abilities. Her approach to care begins with teaching patients about healthy lifestyle strategies and encouraging them to become engaged and active in their health. Through shared decision-making, Dr. Manning helps patients make the best choices for themselves, based on their goals, preferences and values.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Preventive care
    • Foundations of health – sleep, stress management, movement, nutrition

    Education

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University | Kenmore, WA
     
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    Old Dominion University | Norfolk, VA

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    Emily Moore, ND, LAc, FABNO

    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology, Acupuncture
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Emily Moore, ND, LAc., FABNO, manages the Integrative Care Department at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She has been with Goshen Center for Cancer Care since 2005 as a provider of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Her practice focuses on integrating natural therapies to promote wellness and increase effectiveness while reducing the side effects of conventional treatment.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Moore understands that each patient has unique needs and she aims to provide individualized care. She has a special interest in helping patients to adopt healthy lifestyles and natural ways of caring for themselves when cancer treatment is complete.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Acupuncture
    • Cancer survivorship
    • Naturopathic support to patients receiving conventional cancer treatments

    Education

    Board Certified - American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
    Licensure - Naturopathic Physician, Washington

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University, WA| Seattle

    Master of Science, Acupuncture
    Bastyr University, Seattle. WA

    Bachelor of Science, Botany
    Connecticut College, New London, CT

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    Leah Sherman, ND

    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Leah Sherman is a naturopathic doctor with Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She specializes in integrative oncology to support patients in all stages of conventional cancer treatment and beyond. Her evidence-based, natural therapies help patients manage cancer-related side effects, improve quality of life and support wellness.
     
    Outside of her naturopathic practice, Dr. Sherman surrounds herself with family, pets and a love of the outdoors. She is an avid hiker and camper who travels the backroads and by-ways in a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon camper bus.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Sherman empowers patients to take an active role in their health and make positive lifestyle changes. Her approach focuses on caring for the whole patient, not just treating the disease.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Chemotherapy-related changes to cognition
    • Cancer survivorship
    • Exercise during cancer treatment
    • Integrative medicine support

    Education

    Licensed – Naturopathic Medicine
    Certification – Institute for Functional Medicine
    Certification – Psychological First Aid Provider
    Certification – Yoga 4 Cancer
    Fellow – American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
     
    Education and training:
    Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
    National College of Natural Medicine | Portland, OR
     
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Medical Illustration
    Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA
     
    Residency:
    Naturopathic Oncology
    Goshen Center for Cancer Care | Goshen, IN
     
    Integrative/Family Medicine
    National College of Natural Medicine | Portland, OR
     
    Internship:
    Integrative Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Medicine
    Center for Natural Medicine | Portland, OR
     
    Integrative Family Medicine
    National College of Natural Medicine | Portland, OR

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    Irina Sparks, MD

    Specialty: Radiation Oncology
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: Russian

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Irina Sparks, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She utilizes tumor directed radiation treatments such as 3-D Conformal (3-DCRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to treat patients with a wide range of cancers and some benign tumors. She also specializes in advanced and highly targeted radiation techniques that include Stereotactic Radiation Surgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation (SBRT) and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR). She makes all efforts to deliver the most effective radiation dose to the tumor while protecting normal organs and tissues to maximize the success of therapy and to minimize its side effects.

    Outside of the workplace, Dr. Sparks enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and training in martial arts with her son. She is fluent in Russian.
     

    Philosophy of Care

    A background in natural medicine guides Dr. Sparks’ approach to care. She focuses on treating the whole person, not only the disease. She also believes in providing patients with the same compassion and care as she would a family member.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Breast
    • Prostate
    • Lung
    • Skin
    • Head and neck
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Genitourinary systems
    • Central nervous system
    • Sarcomas
    • Lymphomas

    Education

    Board Certified - Radiation Oncology

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
    National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR

    Residency:
    Radiation Oncology
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    Internal Medicine
    St. Luke’s Hospital at Aurora, Milwaukee, WI

    Naturopathic Medicine
    Goshen Center for Cancer Care, Goshen, IN

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    Pamela Stone, MD, FACOG, FACS

    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: Limited Spanish, Limited Turkish

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Biography

    Pamela JB Stone, MD, FACOG, FACS, specializes in caring for women with all stages of cancer in the reproductive organs. She is triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and palliative medicine and hospice. Her passion for women's health and gynecologic oncology stems from a personal journey caring for her mother, a labor and delivery room nurse who had ovarian cancer.

    Dr. Stone works with a team of medical specialists to offer patients coordinated care in a multidisciplinary environment. Her extended education and training allow Dr. Stone to care for patients throughout their journey – before, during and after cancer diagnosis. The range of services she offers includes minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Stone finds her inspiration for women's health care from her patients. She builds personal relationships with them that are based on trust, honesty and candor. By working together, she better understands the challenges posed by their health issues and designs individualized treatment strategies that help them achieve their unique and personal goals.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Women’s health
    • Gynecologic oncology
    • Gynecology

    Education

    Triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and palliative medicine and hospice

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Minnesota Medical School | Minneapolis, MN

    Residency:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics | Iowa City, IA

    Fellowship:
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics | Iowa City, IA

    Gynecologic Oncology
    University of Southern California Kenneth Norris
    Cancer Hospital | Los Angeles, CA

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    Patrick Viscardi, MD

    Specialty: Plastic Surgery
    Welcoming new patients

    The Centre, P.C.
    611 E Douglas Rd #108, Mishawaka, IN 46545 Directions

    574-968-9100


    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888


    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Patrick Viscardi, MD, is a plastic surgeon affiliated with Goshen Center for Cancer Care and Goshen Hospital. He specializes in plastic surgery, as well as all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. In addition, he has a comprehensive understanding of the specific physiology and treatment of the hand.
     
    Dr. Viscardi provides reconstructive plastic surgery for patients affected by cancer and other diseases.
     
    When Dr. Viscardi is away from his medical practice, he enjoys tending to his garden. He is also an avid New York Giants fan and enjoys playing golf.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Viscardi is committed to providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgical options for patients. He focuses on natural results to repair and restore physical appearance and function for all his patients.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Plastic Surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Hand reconstruction
    • Cosmetic surgery

    Education

    Board Certified – Plastic Surgery and General Surgery
     
    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine | Rochester, NY
     
    Bachelor of Science
    Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH
    Summa cum Laude
     
    Fellowship:
    Hand Surgery
    Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery | Louisville, KY
     
    Residency:
    Plastic Surgery
    Duke University | Durham, NC
     
    General Surgery
    University of Louisville | Louisville, KY

    Memberships:
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Hiram C. Polk, Jr. Surgical Society

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    James Wheeler, MD, PhD

    Specialty: Radiation Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    James Wheeler, MD, PhD, is a board certified radiation oncologist who serves at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. He treats adult patients who have all kinds of cancer with all of the major, state-of-the-art forms of treatment, including image-guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, high-dose rate brachytherapy, intra-operative radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and respiratory gated treatment, as well as more conventional forms of radiation treatment. Dr. Wheeler has extensive experience in the latest techniques for treating cancer, and is supportive of treating patients on clinical trials.

    Philosophy of Care

    For radiation patients, Dr. Wheeler’s goal is to deliver an effective dose of radiation to eradicate the tumor while protecting the normal organs as much as possible. For patients who cannot be cured but are suffering from the effects of cancer, his goal is to relieve the symptoms caused by the cancer with minimal side effects from the radiation treatments. He notes that many cancers can be treated with fewer treatment sessions today than they could even a few years ago, with less patient inconvenience and fewer negative side effects.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Breast
    • Prostate
    • Lung
    • Rectal
    • Rare malignancies

    Education

    Board Certified - Radiation Oncology

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Kansas School or Medicine, Kansas City, MO

    PhD, Physical Chemistry
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

    Residency:
    University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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    Judith Wolf, MD

    Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Dr. Judith Wolf is a board certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in women's cancers. She is fellowship trained in gynecologic oncology and surgery and has more than two decades of clinical experience in surgical intervention for cancers of the reproductive system.
     
    Dr. Wolf works closely with a team of cancer experts from all cancer specialties to tailor treatment plans to each patient's specific needs. She applies advanced techniques and research innovations to provide the best care possible for patients.
     
    Music, running and travel bring joy and inspiration to Dr. Wolf. She combined her passion for fitness and finding a cure for ovarian cancer to co-found the Sprint for Life 5K fundraiser, which supports ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Wolf fulfills her life philosophy to make a difference in people's lives every day through her compassionate care. As a patient advocate, she establishes trust and respect with each patient and believes strongly in honesty and truth.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Gynecologic oncology
    • Women's health
    • Gynecology

    Education

    Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Medicine
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine | Rootstown, OH

    Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
    University of Texas Health Science Center | Houston, TX

    Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences
    University of Akron | Akron, OH

    Residency:
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Texas Health Science Center | San Antonio, TX

    Fellowship:
    Gynecologic Oncology
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center | Houston, TX

    Gynecologic Surgery
    University of Minnesota | Duluth, MN

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    Ingrid Bowser, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN

    Specialty: Medical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Ingrid Bowser, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN, is an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner for the Goshen Center for Cancer Care team. As a certified health care life coach, she plays a key role in developing survivorship and palliative care programs. In addition to fostering high quality care to all patients, Ingrid focuses on enhancing available care options through advanced research and education. She is an active writer and speaker who advocates supporting patients and caregivers as they navigate their way through the complex management of a cancer diagnosis.

    Philosophy of Care

    Ingrid balances the intricacies of acute cancer care treatments with the palliative care required for her patients and their families. She is dedicated to supporting her patients and fellow caregivers as they make the journey through a cancer diagnosis. Ingrid believes that each patient's experience is unique as is the care that they require. She strives to help her patients focus on healing the body, mind and spirit.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Medical oncology
    • Palliative care
    • Survivorship programs
    • Symptom and pain management
    • Chemotherapy

    Education

    Certification - Advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner
    Ball State University, Muncie, IN

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, IN

    Associate of Science in Nursing
    Lutheran College of Health Professions, Fort Wayne, IN

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    Leon Coody, Jr, MSN, FNP-BC

    Specialty: Radiation Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Bo Coody, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As part of the radiation oncology team, he takes care of patients undergoing radiation therapy. He helps patients manage symptoms related to their treatment and provides follow-up care after they complete treatment. Prior to earning his master’s degree, Bo served in the military and received an honorable discharge from the United States Army.

    Philosophy of Care

    Bo holds a strong belief in an integrated approach to cancer care. He also believes that cancer care goes beyond technical treatment. Bo works side-by-side with a compassionate team of cancer care experts who respond to individual needs and concerns of patients.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Palliative care
    • Patient education
    • Symptom management
    • Pre and post-treatment care

    Education

    Board Certified - Family Nurse Practitioner

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Goshen College, Goshen, IN

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN

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    Grace Darnell, MSN, NP-C, FNP-BC, OCN

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Grace Darnell is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides care for women with complex issues related to cancer and other conditions of the reproductive system. In addition to gynecological exams and screenings, Grace assists with minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic surgeries and treatment for secondary malignancies. She has more than a decade of experience in oncology units and infusion centers and holds advanced certification in treating cancer through chemotherapy. Grace also provides acute care for oncology patients admitted to the hospital.

    Philosophy of Care

    Grace believes patients deserve a voice and autonomy to make their own healthcare decisions. She establishes strong relationships with her patients to deliver compassionate care that is centered around each patient’s preferences and needs. As part of her holistic approach to care, Grace treats more than the patient’s disease. She also respects a patient’s physical and emotional needs, as well as quality of life.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Gynecological exams
    • Screenings
    • Assists with minimally invasive procedures
    • Laparoscopic surgeries
    • Treatment for secondary malignancies

    Education

    Certification - American Academy of Nursing Practitioners

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Goshen College, Goshen, IN

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Anderson University, Anderson, IN

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    Sherise Deardorff, PA-C, MPH

    Specialty: Surgical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Sherise Deardorff, PA-C, MPH, is a board certified physician assistant who works with surgical oncologists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care to treat and care for patients with most types of cancer. She is dedicated to improving the health of our community by helping in various surgeries, taking care of inpatients at Goshen Hospital and seeing clinic patients at the Goshen Center for Cancer Care, including patients in survivorship, post-op patients and triage patients. Sherise has extensive and diverse medical knowledge and experience. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where her thesis topic was Factors Affecting Doctor-Patient Relationships. After that she completed master’s degrees in medical science and public health. Her volunteer experience includes work at Jonathan Lax HIV/AIDS Treatment Center in Philadelphia, PA, where she assisted clinicians and worked as a research assistant. Her clinical training gives her experience in a wide variety of specialties from pediatrics to orthopedics.

    Philosophy of Care

    Sherise chose this career path to make a difference in people’s lives. She approaches each patient with deep personal commitment, building a relationship based on compassion and honesty that helps her provide everyone with the best possible care. Dedicated to patient care, Sherise assists the integrated team of oncologists by counseling patients and performing numerous medical procedures. In this capacity she also educates patients and answers their questions.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Assisting in surgeries
    • Biopsies
    • Counseling
    • Management of pain

    Education

    Board Certified - Physician Assistant

    Education and training:
    Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
    Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

    Master of Public Health
    Arcadia University,  Glenside, PA

    Bachelor of Arts in psychology
    DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

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    Kristan Rheinheimer, RN, MSN, FNP, OCN

    Specialty: Medical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Kristan Rheinheimer is a board certified nurse practitioner with Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As part of the medical oncology team, she helps patients navigate their chemotherapy and biotherapy. Kristan works side-by-side with patients and a multidisciplinary team to deliver personalized care that is centered around each patient’s preferences and needs.
     
    As an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Kristan has experience with all forms of infusion therapy. She is specially trained in delivery of chemotherapy and pain management medications.
     
    Kristan has devoted most of her nursing career to caring for patients with cancer. She first joined the Goshen Hospital cancer team in 1999 as a staff nurse and was instrumental in developing education programs for patients and nursing Colleagues.

    Philosophy of Care

    For Kristan, quality care means taking a patient-focused approach from diagnosis to survivorship. She embraces each patient's individuality as she delivers compassionate care in a healing and safe environment. Kristan places strong emphasis on education, symptom management, surveillance and palliative care.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Specifically trained in delivery of chemotherapy
    • Pain management medications

    Education

    Certification - Advanced Oncoogy Cetified Nurse Practitioner

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing
    University of Saint Frances, Fort Wayne, IN

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Saint Francis College, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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    Marlise Webber, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN

    Specialty: Pulmonology Disease/Pulmonology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Marlise Webber is a certified family nurse practitioner with Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She focuses on diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung and respiratory conditions. Marlise works closely with pulmonologists and oncologists to manage a range of chronic conditions, including COPD/emphysema, lung cancer and shortness of breath.
     
    For more than a decade, Marlise worked in hospital settings as an emergency care nurse and with patients in surgical units.
     
    Marlise enjoys hiking, traveling and new experiences with her family when she is away from work.

    Philosophy of Care

    Marlise believes every patient deserves an advocate who wants the best care possible, based on their individual needs. She provides education to help patients understand their treatment options so they can take an active role in their care.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Preventative care
    • Smoking cessation

    Education

    Certified – Nurse Practitioner
     
    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Goshen College | Goshen, IN
     
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Western Governors University | Salt Lake City, UT
     
    Associates of Science in Nursing
    Ivy Tech Community College | South Bend, IN

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    Catherine Wesson, MSN, FNP-C, RN, CAPA

    Specialty: Medical Oncology
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Cathy Wesson is a certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She works with a team of medical oncologists and providers to care for patients during cancer treatment. Her specific focus is with patients who participate in clinical research studies.

    Cathy has more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse in surgical and outpatient care units. She received additional training in research trials and study protocols to earn her certification in Good Clinical Practice from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    When Cathy is away from patient care, she dedicates time to her family and outdoor activities, including hiking and canoeing.

    Philosophy of Care

    Cathy knows every patient's journey is different. That's why she offers a listening ear and genuine, holistic care. She treats patients with respect and serves as their advocate throughout treatment and beyond.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Endocrinology
    • Genitourinary medicine
    • Preventive care
    • Genetics

    Education

    Certified – Family Nurse Practitioner

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Goshen College | Goshen, IN

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Goshen College | Goshen, IN

    Associate of Applied Science
    Purdue University | Ft. Wayne, IN

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    Alyssa Yoder, MSN, NP-C

    Specialty: Family Medicine
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center
    1135 Professional Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4600

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    Alyssa Yoder, NP, is a certified nurse practitioner who provides coordinated breast cancer screening, risk assessment and diagnostic services. She focuses primarily on developing and managing treatment plans for women at high risk for breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.

    Prior to joining the Retreat, Alyssa served as a registered nurse in the Progressive Care Unit at Goshen Hospital.

    Philosophy of Care

    Alyssa cares for patients as though they are family. She believes patients deserve an advocate and educator to guide them through post-treatment care into survivorship and surveillance. By focusing on the patient’s point of view, she can address their concerns, answer questions and provide peace of mind and support as they make decisions about their care.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Surveillance
    • Survivorship
    • High risk breast cancer
    • Genetic risk factors

    Education

    Education and training:
    Master of Science In Nursing
    Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

    Bachelor of Science In Nursing
    Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana

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    Maria Brown, RD, CD

    Specialty: Oncology Nutrition
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Maria Brown is a registered dietitian with Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides nutritional care and education for patients with all types of cancer as part of the Integrative Care Team. Her nutrition plans focus on reduction of side effects and weight management to promote the best possible health outcomes during active treatment and recovery.
     
    Maria focuses on a holistic approach to help patients manage their health and well-being from the start of cancer treatment through survivorship. She offers patients lifelong solutions and interventions that promote overall health and a genuine enjoyment of foods.
     
    When Maria is away from the cancer center, she is spending time with her husband and daughters and enjoying the outdoors on a favorite running path or bike trail.

    Philosophy of Care

    Maria meets patients where they are in their cancer journey. She develops personal relationships with them and provides holistic support to the entire family.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Cancer prevention
    • Symptom management related to nutrition and fitness

    Education

    Registered Dietitian
    Certified Dietitian
    Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
    Certified Food Protection Professional     
     
    Education and training:
    Dietetic Internship
    Marywood University | Scranton, PA
     
    Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
    Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Fitness and Health
    Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

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    Rita Gingrich, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Rita Gingrich, LCSW, OSW-C, provides mind-body counseling support to patients with cancer and their loved ones. She works with individuals, families, couples and children to nurture and strengthen healthy coping skills for the emotional challenges and stresses related to the experience of cancer. Rita has worked in the human services field for over 25 years and has enjoyed a variety of work experiences. She has extensive experience in counseling and group work in hospice, mental health and cancer care settings.

    Philosophy of Care

    Rita provides patient-centered counseling. She explores the values, priorities and other factors that contribute to each person’s quality of life. She works to identify and maximize the strengths of each individual and family unit and to empower them to engage in their healing with a sense of calm and confidence. She uses a variety of mindbody counseling approaches to foster healthy coping skills and to improve her patients’ quality of life during their cancer journey.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Mind-body counseling
    • Emotional support
    • Managing depression and anxiety
    • Quality of life
    • Holistic cancer care
    • Adult and child support
    • Stress management

    Education

    Certification - Oncology Social Work

    Education and training:
    Masters in Social Work
    Indiana University, South Bend, IN

    Bachelor of Arts, Social Work
    Goshen College, Goshen, IN

    Bachelor of Arts, Humanities
    Hesston College, Hesston, KS

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    Maricel Lopez-Colon, RD, LDN

    Specialty: Oncology Nutrition
    Welcoming new patients
    Other languages: Spanish

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Maricel Lopez-Colon is a licensed dietitian and nutritionist at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides nutrition counseling to help patients with cancer maintain well-being and ease side effects during and after treatment. As part of the Integrative Care Team, Maricel works closely with oncologists and other providers to treat the whole person and support the best quality of life possible.
     
    From Puerto Rico, Maricel is fluent in English and Spanish. She stays connected with friends and family through social media platforms and shares nutrition resources with her community.

    Philosophy of Care

    Maricel believes empathetic, compassionate care starts with getting to know her patients, their life routines and preferences. She builds a rapport with patients and offers a judgment-free environment throughout their journey. Her empathetic and compassionate approach helps patients to feel comfortable and respected as they discuss their personal preferences and values.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Foods to improve quality of life
    • Plant-based food benefits
    • Innovative nutrition care
    • Prevention of chronic conditions

    Education

    Certified – Dietitian and Nutritionist
     
    Education and training:
    Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
    University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus | San Juan, PR

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    Kim Mathews, MS, LMHC, CT

    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Kim Mathews, MS, LMHC, CT, is a licensed mind-body counselor with the Integrative Care Team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. She provides support during and after cancer treatment for patients, their 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.
     
    Kim's training and experience have centered on providing psychosocial support to children and adults facing illness and life transitions. She has worked in various healthcare settings, including hospice, organ donation and oncology. Her certification in thanatology gives her advanced, scientific-based skills in understanding the needs of the terminally ill and their families.

    Philosophy of Care

    Kim takes a holistic approach to care to encourage patients as they attend to their emotional, physical, social and spiritual well-being. She empowers patients to use coping strategies that foster hope and resilience as they deal with a cancer diagnosis and treatment side effects.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Mind-body strategies
    • Relaxation techniques
    • Journaling practices
    • Mindfulness practices
    • Talk therapy

    Education

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Certification – Thanatology
     
    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Counseling
    University of Houston-Clear Lake | Houston, TX 
     
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    Abilene Christian University | Abilene, TX

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    Bethany Swope, MS Ed, LMFT

    Specialty: Mind-Body Counselor
    Welcoming new patients

    Goshen Center for Cancer Care
    200 High Park Ave, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-2888

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    Bethany Swope, MS Ed, LMFT, is a licensed therapist who provides mind-body counseling support to patients and their family members during cancer treatment. As part of the Integrative Care Team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care, Bethany works in collaboration with other counselors, naturopathic care providers and dietitians to provide support programs for patients, their family members and caregivers.

    Philosophy of Care

    As a mind-body counselor, Bethany focuses on the whole person, recognizing that a person’s emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being can impact his or her overall health. She is committed to helping patients and their family members to learn strategies to minimize stress, cope in healthy ways, and improve the quality of their lives.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Mind-body counseling
    • Emotional support
    • Managing depression and anxiety
    • Quality of life
    • Holistic cancer care
    • Adult and child support
    • Stress management

    Education

    Education and training:
    Master of Science in Education, Couple and Family Counseling
    Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN

    Bachelor of Arts, English Education
    Goshen College, Goshen, IN