Care Management Services

The journey you are about to begin can be confusing and difficult. Your Care Management team will be invaluable in helping you successfully navigate the treatment process. Your team will consist of your physician, care manager, nurse, nutritionist and other experts, as needed. Many insurance companies, including Medicare, recognize the importance of care management and are now making it a part of the required services.

To begin, we will assign you a care manager, who will help you prepare for what lies ahead. Your care manager is a highly skilled registered nurse who will work closely with your physician and other members of your team to make certain you receive the support and services you require. Your personal care manager will be with you through the entire treatment process and beyond.

The goal of care management is to help you manage your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs, and act as your primary contact. Care management performs many functions, including providing education regarding the problems or side effects commonly experienced throughout treatment while under your physician’s care. Your care manager will assist you with creating and understanding your personalized plan of care and help facilitate communication between your oncologist and other providers.

Meet Your Oncology Dietitian

Karen Randall, RD, CSO, LDN

Karen was one of the first dietitians in the state of Indiana to earn the certification, Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from Purdue University. Karen has worked in various health care settings but found working with oncology patients to be the most rewarding. She served cancer patients at Ascension/St. Vincent Cancer Care in Indianapolis for almost 20 years.

Nutrition support is an integral part of the treatment and recovery plan for our patients and appointments with the dietitian are free of charge.

Meet Your Behavioral Health Therapist

Laura Carpenter, MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University, Laura earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Laura is a clinical social worker certified in oncology social work. She has 10 years of experience working with cancer patients suffering from anxiety and depression and adjusting to life with a cancer diagnosis.

Since completing her education, she has devoted her career to the field of behavioral health, working to assist others in improving their lives. Laura has extensive training in various modalities of therapy and works from a person centered, solution focused approach. She is currently available for individual, family or couples’ counseling.