Symptom Management Group team
Patients may be referred by their physicians or may call directly themselves for an appointment. The Symptom Management Group sees patients at Community Hospitals North, East and South. For appointments, please call 317-621-4418.
Dale Theobald, PhD, MD
Dr. Theobald is a board certified psychiatrist with a certificate of added qualifications in addictions. He is also certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Theobald is medical director of both Community's Home Health Hospice and the Symptom Management Group and chairman of Community’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). He provides quality-of-life care and treatment for cancer and cardiac patients and actively develops and oversees symptom control research protocols. He has focused his private practice on symptom management since 1995.
Nancy Fields, MSN, APRN, BC
Nancy Fields is a board certified adult nurse practitioner. She is a certified hospice palliative nurse and a certified case manager. Her palliation education and work experience make her a perfect fit for Community’s patients with symptoms due to cancer and other chronic illnesses, as well as life adjustment issues. Nancy has worked with the Symptom Management Group since 2011. Prior to that, she worked at Community Home Health Services for more than 10 years, helping home care patients and inpatients manage their pain and symptom concerns.
Carla Mathison, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Carla Mathison is a licensed clinical social worker with certification in hospice and palliative care. She has worked for Community Health Network over 20 years, most recently with the inpatient palliative care team, Life’s Journey: Choices in Care. Prior to Life’s Journey, she was a case manager in the sub-acute rehab unit at Community Hospital East. Carla has extensive experience working with patients and families facing chronic illness and life-altering situations.
Suzi C. Schoon, DNA, PMHCNS, BC
Suzi C. Schoon is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in mental health and psychiatry. She has extensive psychiatric consultation experience with patients coping with complex medical problems. She has a strong background in complementary therapies including teaching and practice in Therapeutic Touch. Dr. Schoon works directly with patients to manage symptoms and quality-of-life issues related to living with chronic illness.