Retreat Women's Health Team

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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 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.

    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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    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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    Nicholas Abel, MD

    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, DABR

    Specialty: Radiology

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

    (574) 364-1000

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    Michael Brendle, MD

    Specialty: Radiology

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

    (574) 364-1000

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    Sonam Desai, ND, MHSc, HBSc

    Specialty: Naturopathic Medicine

    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.

    Research/Clinical Interest

    • Naturopathic

    Education

    Education and training:
    Doctor of Naturopathy
    Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario

    Master of Health Science
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario

    Honors Bachelor of Science Neuroscience and Psychology
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

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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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    Sridevi Kanuri, MD

    Specialty: Radiology

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

    (574) 364-1000

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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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    Biography

    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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    Biography

    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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    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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    Biography

    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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    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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    Biography

    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