Retreat Women's Health Team

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    Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS

    Medical Director at The Retreat Women's Health Center
    Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    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 and serves as the medical director 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.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Morris’ clinical practice includes all aspects of breast care and types of abnormalities. She is able to see patients for second opinions on abnormal imaging studie (mammograms, breast ultrasounds and MRIs) and perform in-office image guided biopsies using ultrasound and stereotactic techniques. She is proud to offer pathology results from these biopsies within 24 hours. When breast cancer is diagnosed, she is part of the interdisciplinary team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care that develops treatment plans that include not only surgery, radiation and systemic treatments, but addresses integrative care including naturopathy, nutrition and mental health. Dr. Morris provides breast cancer patients with the latest treatment options including: radioactive seed localization; nipple sparing mastectomies with direct implant placement and oncoplastic surgical techniques, both coordinated with a plastic surgeon; intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT); postoperative pain management techniques and early identification of potential lymphedema utilizing a L-Dex protocol.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Morris participates in cooperative clinical trials that seek to improve the treatment of breast cancer. She also enthusiastically supports research that encompasses lifestyle changes seeking to prevent and treat chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, heart disease) and cancer.

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    Nicholas Abel, MD

    Radiologist
    Specialty: Radiology

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

    574-364-4600

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    Jody Barber, MD

    Radiologist
    Specialty: Radiology

    Goshen Hospital
    200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    (574) 364-1000

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    Michael Brendle, MD

    Radiologist
    Specialty: Radiology

    Goshen Hospital
    200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    (574) 364-1000

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    Fiona Denham, MD

    Breast Surgical Oncologist
    Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Oncology

    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.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Denham’s areas of clinical interest include ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), invasive breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), locally advanced breast cancer, male breast cancer, atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia, benign breast masses and intraductal papillomas, high-risk breast cancer patients (including BRCA1/BRCA2 and other genetic mutations) and other benign diseases of the breast.

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    Sonam Desai, ND

    Naturopathic Doctor
    Specialty: Naturopathic Oncology

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

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Sonam Desai focuses on using natural therapies to address patient health and wellness needs at Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center. She helps patients manage a wide range of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, food intolerances, allergies and more. Other conditions Dr. Desai treats include hormonal imbalances caused by thyroid disorders, fertility issues and digestive disorders.

    Dr. Desai has helped educate patients about disease prevention as both a Health Promotion Specialist and a wellness clinician at Goshen Health since 2017. She uses results from health screenings to identify patients at risk for diseases such as hypertension, osteoporosis, heart and vascular conditions and obesity.

    Philosophy of Care

    Naturopathic medicine is more than managing disease for Dr. Desai. She is passionate about helping patients live a vital life filled with energy and wellness. Dr. Desai takes the time to investigate the root causes of disease. Then she works with each patient to improve quality of life through lifestyle modifications.

    Clinical Interest

    Natural therapies that interest Dr. Desai include clinical nutrition, lifestyle, botanical medicine and homeopathic medicine. She focuses on using these therapies to address chronic and/or preventable disease in each patient.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Desai has authored a systematic review to examine the use of acupuncture for pain management in older adult patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.

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    Sridevi Kanuri, MD

    Radiologist
    Specialty: Radiology

    Goshen Hospital
    200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    (574) 364-1000

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    Elizabeth Garber, MSN, FNP, NP-C

    Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Surgical Oncology, Oncology

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

    574-364-4600

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    Biography

    Betsy Garber provides a range of services for women with breast cancer at Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center. She guides them into survivorship and surveillance through post-operative care or after they have completed cancer treatment. Patients with a family history of breast cancer also turn to Betsy for concerns about their cancer risk.

    As a part of the High Risk Breast Clinic at the Retreat, Betsy provides clinical examinations, calculates risk using well-validated models, and discusses lifestyle factors and other options that could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. She also provides genetic testing and screening for hereditary cancer syndromes.

    Philosophy of Care

    Betsy draws from experience as a caregiver to guide her approach to care. She respects each patient’s choice to live out their personal mission. Throughout the journey, Betsy cares for patients the way she would want her family treated. That includes serving as a patient advocate and educator. She provides patients with complete information about treatment options, side effects and possible outcomes to help them make their own decisions. Regardless of the path a patient chooses, Betsy offers understanding and support throughout their cancer journey.

    Clinical Interest

    The complexity of breast cancer interests Betsy most. Not only does she provide care for patients who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, she evaluates risk for individuals with a family history of the disease and provides genetic testing.

    Research Interest

    As a research nurse, Betsy has worked with clinical trials through cooperative groups and pharmaceutical companies. She has assisted in published peer reviewed journals for studies in radiation oncology as well as the developmental toxicity of certain chemicals.

    Betsy completed the “Intensive Course in Community Cancer Genetics and Research Training” through the City of Hope treatment center in California. This course provided expert training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of hereditary cancer syndromes. She continues to engage with genetic specialists through online forums, weekly tumor boards and annual meetings.

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    Monique Konecny, L.Ac.

    Licensed Acupuncturist
    Specialty: Acupuncture

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

    574-364-4600