Quality health care, close to home
I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico where I attended a German school through high school. I became interested in medicine early because my family has numerous doctors and nurses. Starting in high school biology lab and continuing in college that interest blossomed during yearly medical missions trips to the Sierra Madre. I witnessed the plight caused by a lack of preventive medical care, and the great good that can be done with outpatient medical care and procedures.
My wife Rebekah and I met in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at HoneyRock Camp during a horse-back riding class because we are both lovers of the outdoors. We did our undergraduate studies at Wheaton College where I majored in History. Afterwards, I stayed in Illinois for my medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Through med school I maintained my interest in international medicine, primary care and surgical procedures, and therefore decided that Family Medicine was the best fit for me became of the breadth of my interests and my desire to build strong therapeutic relationships with patients of all ages.
Dr. Sales will be seeing patients at our Paoli office, beginning in September.
I am a long-time resident of Bloomington, IN. I am married with 3 children. My husband, Stewart, works for Indiana University Residential Programs. My step-son, Chris, was disabled in 2011 and currently lives with me and my husband in Bloomington. Our son, Ryan, was married last September and moved to Durham North Carolina and works for Duke University Medical School in the IT department. Our youngest, Rachel, recently moved to England where she is working as an RN in gynecologic surgery and enjoying a bit of travel.
I moved to Bloomington in 1984 to attend IU School of Nursing. I met and married my husband while in school and stayed in Bloomington after graduation. I began my nursing career at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where I worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 1990, I began working at Bloomington Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Unit. I found supporting and caring for laboring women and their families to be a very fulfilling career and worked in this capacity for 23 years. I have always felt it a privilege to be a part of such an incredible journey in women’s lives.
I returned to school to obtain my Master of Science in Nursing and graduated in 2012. I obtained national certification as a Nurse-Midwife and began working in June of 2013. Since that time, I have attended over 350 births.
I look forward to working with patients at our Paoli office.
Melissa is a 2017 graduate of Simmons College of Boston, MA and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Melissa had 20 years of nursing experience prior to becoming an FNP. Her work experience includes Special Care Nursery, Labor and Delivery, and Occupational Health. Originally from Orleans, Melissa now lives with her husband and four children in Mitchell. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Melissa see patients at our Paoli, Marengo, and English offices.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999 from Purdue University, Shannon worked as a register nurse (RN) at University of Louisville and Norton’s Hospital. She then attended Spalding University where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing. Shannon has been certified in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2003. Southern Indiana Community Health Care has been delighted to have her services in Paoli since 2004.
Originally from Paoli, Shannon is married to Chip Dooley. They have one son, Aidan. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, traveling, and her pets. She loves working in Family Medicine and treating members of the community where she was born and raised.
Shannon is a member of our Paoli team.
We are happy to welcome Teresa as our Staff Therapist at SICHC to provide seamless, coordinated care with our medical team.
Teresa received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University and went on to earn a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. Teresa is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Substance Abuse Professional who is qualified to complete Department of Transportation (DOT) evaluations. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy; an integrative psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and numerous other psychological disorders including addiction, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, phobias and complicated grief. She has spent the past 14 years of her career in community mental health and the last 10 years have been serving the residents of Orange and Crawford County. Teresa serves on the Fatality Review Team, Child Protection Team and Multidisciplinary Team, all of Crawford County. She also serves on the committee for SWICAC (Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center).
Teresa and her husband have 3 children: two daughters and a son. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, canning, and spending time with her family
You can see Teresa at our Paoli, Valley, and English offices.
Jennifer graduated from Indiana University in 2006 with her bachelor’s degree. She then completed a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2012, from the University of Southern Indiana. Her work experience includes ER, ICU, oncology, and psychiatry units. We have been fortunate to have her services in Marengo since 2012. Jennifer is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Jennifer is active in her church and has taught English as a second language for Hispanic populations.
You can see Jennifer at our Marengo office.
Receiving a bachelor of science in nursing form University of Louisville in 2003, Christi then graduated with honors from Spalding University in 2009 with her Master of Nursing degree. Her internships during the master’s program included: family practice, allergy and asthma, pediatrics, cardiology, and hand care, as well as a medical mission trip to Guatemala. She has extensive experience as a nurse and a nurse supervisor, has served at Southern Indiana Community Health Care in Marengo since 2009, and provides Saturday hours at the English location. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC.
Christi enjoys being a mother and wife. She also likes being active in her church and community outreach.
Christi is part of our team at the Marengo office.
Stephanie first became a registered nurse in 2005. Determined to further her career she completed her BSN from the University of Southern Indiana in 2013 followed by her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016. Stephanie is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. During her career as a nurse she spent time working in Surgery, Obstetrics, and Infection Prevention.
Personal lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, and patient education are a few of her passions. She finds it rewarding to provide patient centered care and finding ways to empower the patient to take an active role in their healthcare.
Born and raised in Bedford, she is excited to work in family practice and care for patients across the spectrum. Stephanie is married and has two children and one step-daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, photography, baking, and crafting.
You can see Stephanie at our Paoli office
Becky Johnson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from IU Southeast in New Albany, IN in 1999 and worked as a nurse locally for 15 years before returning to pursue an advanced practice degree at Frontier Nursing University. She received her MSN in 2015 and is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board as a Nurse Midwife. Midwives are specialized nurse practitioners who deliver babies for low risk mothers. As your health care provider Becky can take care of you from early adolescence throughout your life for well women and GYN care, contraception, sexual health, pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-partum. She sees babies up to 1 month old, and treats male partners for STIs. She lives in Paoli with her husband Bill and their 3 children, Erin, Kyle and Lily. She enjoys being creative in the kitchen, knitting, and playing with her children. Becky values the arts and studied theatre at Goshen College in Goshen, IN. While at Goshen she spent 3 months living in the Dominican Republic where she learned to speak Spanish.
Becky is currently seeing patients at our Paoli and English offices.
Graduating with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2010, Brittany worked as a medical-surgical RN while furthering her education. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University in 2016 and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is an excited new provider ready to care for patient’s of all ages as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Born and raised in Paoli, she is excited to get to serve her community in which she grew up and considers it a great privilege to work for a non-profit community organization. Brittany is married to Danny Ross and has two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. Besides a passion for nursing, Brittany enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Brittany is also our Quality Control Manager and sees patients at our Valley office.
From Bethany Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, Dr. Thill went to Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he earned his Medical Doctorate. He then trained further with Allegheny Family Physicians and is board certified in Family Medicine. Maintaining his fellowship with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Thill is committed to excellence for his patients in Crawford County Family Health Care in Marengo and Patoka Family Health in English. He has served as President of Medical Staff and Executive Committee at IU Health Paoli, where he sees those needing hospitalization. Dr. Thill is also published in medical literature for his research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Thill is married to Dr. Yoder with whom he has had 3 wonderful daughters. He enjoys running and bicycling. Dr. Thill has a keen ability for gardening, and creates recipes using home grown produce and edible landscape fruits.
Dr. Thill is the presiding physician at our English, Marengo, and Valley offices.
Dr. Yoder received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Eastern Mennonite College in 1982, and she earned her Medical Doctorate at Penn State/Hershey in 1987. In Altoona, Pennsylvania, she specialized in Family Medicine and moved to Paoli in 1990. She has served the community with pediatric care, obstetrics, adult medicine, women’s health, inpatient and nursing-home care. She has also sat as Medical Staff and Executive President, and sees patients at IU Health Paoli’s hospital. Dr. Yoder is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
She and her husband have raised 3 daughters. Her personal interests include reading, and gardening. In her spare time, she hopes to learn to play the dulcimer and to expand her cooking skills, to include knowing how to cook healthier foods in interesting ways.
Dr. Yoder sees patients at our Paoli office.
Since December 1995, Crawford County Family Health Care has provided primary health care services to Marengo, Indiana and the surrounding communities of Crawford, Orange and Harrison Counties. From this rural setting, Dr. Curtis Thill and Nurse Practitioners Jennifer Shafer and Christi Self continue to provide health care services. Well child exams, immunizations, school physicals, women and men’s health care, urgent illness care, office-based surgery, DOT/CDL physicals, and basic lab testing.
Obstetric services are arranged through physicians at our Paoli offices. We also coordinate home nursing care and post-hospitalization care. For those with multiple medical problems, our goal is to provide a medical home where specialist care and referrals can be managed.
Since 1997 Patoka Family Health Care has served Crawford County and its surrounding communities. Located in the “new town” of English, Indiana, our mission continues to be to provide primary health services close to the homes of our patients. Dr. Curtis Thill provides well child exams, immunizations, school physicals, women and men’s health care, urgent illness care, office-based surgery, basic lab testing, and coordination of post-hospitalization care.
For those with multiple medical problems, our goal is to provide a medical home where specialist care and referrals can be managed. DOT/CDL physicals are arranged through providers at our Marengo or Paoli offices and Obstetric care through our Paoli office. Nurse Practitioner Christi Self has Saturday office hours for our established patients for follow-up visits on chronic conditions and for acute illnesses. Nursing care is also available on Saturday for blood pressure checks, labs, and allergy shots.
Certified Nurse Midwife Becky Johnson and Mental Heath Counselor Teresa Faulkner also see patients at our English office.
Our Valley Health practice was started in 2003 by Dr. Matt Waldron. Together with a dedicated staff, they used a remodeled home on top of French Lick Hill as the unique setting for SICHC to extend its mission of total family care to the French Lick and West Baden communities. In 2017 Valley Health moved offices to a beautiful historic building right across from the dome in West Baden.
The medical office continues to thrive with Brittany Stout, FNP as a local, enthusiastic nurse practitioner. Dr. Curtis Thill currently lends his expertise on a part-time basis, bringing 25 years of rural practice experience to the staff at Valley Health. Obstetrical care is co-managed with the Paoli providers and primary care services continue to be offered as the practice looks to grow it’s range of services in the future.
Our Paoli office provides full service in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. We are especially pleased to have Donna Cutshall on staff as as a Certified Nurse Midwife (a Nurse Practitioner specialized in women’s health) working with board-certified physician Dr. Yolanda Yoder. Certified Nurse Practitioners Shannon Dooley and Stephanie Frye offer routine primary care and CDL physicals.
Our services include women’s health with obstetrics, and fetal nonstress tests in our office. Our pediatrics care is comprehensive, including vaccines. We are the sports-clinic for the schools, certified in Concussion-care with in-office ImPACT testing. We seek to serve all other age groups as well, and we work closely with area specialists when needed. Other procedures we do in office include basic fracture care, DOT physicals, gynecology, and other office-based surgical procedures.
License Clinical Social Worker Teresa Faulkner is integrated into our offices in Paoli and English to offer traditional and trauma-based mental health counseling.
We have an agreement with Orange County Family Dentistry to refer patients for preventative dental care. OCFD accepts Medicaid and most major insurance carriers and provides a discounted rate for SICHC patients who qualify for our CHAP program.
Preventative services include basic screening and recommendations for intervention, oral hygiene instruction and education, fluoride rinses, and sealants for children.
It’s complicated. We get it. But SICHC is happy to help you find an insurance navigator who will work with you to get the best care possible for you and your family. Take a look at our Payment Options page for more details on the resources available to you.
Clear communication between you and your doctor is vital. Many of our providers speak a second language and are happy to work with you. If you need a translator or sign language interpreter, we are happy to coordinate translation services through IU Health Paoli Hospital.
Need help making it to an appointment? We can give you a referral for free or low-cost transportation services. Just call your doctor’s office for details.
A familiar face is a welcome sight when you need to be in the hospital. Our physicians are board-certified and highly skilled at coordinating with hospital staff to manage your inpatient care. Once you recover, we look forward to seeing you back in our office to facilitate your recovery and continued good health!
A CDL, or Commercial Driver’s License is required by state law in order to drive commercial vehicles. A CDL physical consists of a thorough health history and physical exam. SICHC has certified CDL examiners at all four locations.
Of all the sports injuries, the brains of our young athletes are exquisitely complex. A concussion leaves the brain vulnerable to devastating second-impact trauma. Our ImPACT certified caregivers can help athletes through their concussions and determine the earliest time to get safely back into play.
SICHC also performs low cost exams for students participating in school athletics programs. Let us help you get in the game!
Sometimes our loved ones require a level of care that cannot be provided at home. This could be short term rehabilitation of just a few weeks, or long term residential care. Your family physician, who knows your history, home situation, and potential for improvement, is ideal to coordinate care in this residential setting.
Our physicians and nurse practitioners care for patients at Medco in French Lick and Paoli Health and Living Community. This includes routine visits to see patients in those settings and daily phone calls to modify or update their personalized care plan.
Let us help you regain control over your health with solid advice on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes that make a real difference. We help patients become better focused on what we eat to prevent and reverse disease.
For many people, drug dependence begins with one simple prescription. The odds of long-term opioid use increase most sharply in the first days of therapy, after even a few days of taking a prescription pain killer.
Prescriptions for opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999 and it is no coincidence that drug overdose deaths have also quadrupled in that same time period. Opioid use can often lead to other substance use as well.
If you or someone you love is trying to break free from drug dependence, we can help! Dr. Hunt will be joining our practice soon as an Obstetrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist. He hopes to help address these challenging issues in our community.
We are happy to have licensed mental health therapist Teresa Faulkner on staff. In order to better treat the whole individual, both physically and mentally, SICHC uses an integrated care approach so your doctor and therapist can work together to help you feel better.
If you suffer from a chronic disease, such as COPD or diabetes, your health care team will help you to track and manage your condition. We’ll also help you find diet and exercise choices that help you stay fit.
Many of the diagnostic tests you need are available right in our offices. For example, lung function testing is a simple breathing test done in SICHC Paoli to help diagnose lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema (COPD) and Chronic Bronchitis. This test is done by breathing into a small tube connected to a device called a Spirometer. The results can be compared with normal values and also with your own past results. This will help your physician or nurse practitioner diagnose and treat your lung problems.
Our wee ones are special little treasures. We work them in as a priority when they are sick. We support breast feeding and manage newborn jaundice from the hospital onward. Their Wellness visits include vaccinations if they need them.
When your child outgrows the baby visits, you can bring them to our office for kindergarten roundup, school vaccines and low cost sports physicals.
Even after you turn 18, you can keep coming to see your family physician! We are with you every step of the way.
At First Breath…
We are thankful to CNM Becky Johnson for initiating our first midwifery program. Now that Becky has moved to Northern Indiana, we are pleased to continue our successful midwifery model with Certified Nurse Midwife Donna Cutshall, who brings more than 29 years of medical experience to our obstetric team. Our board certified Family Physicians and CNM will support you through your pregnancy.
As our patients know, traveling near your delivery date is risky, and closer is better. All of your OB care is available right here in your own home community. We work closely with IU Health Paoli hospital so that your office care flows smoothly with hospital services, from ultrasound, non-stress testing and eventual delivery.
We hear often from those who have delivered elsewhere then come here for the next, that obstetric services in Paoli are “the best kept secret of the county”. The kind, friendly nurses and flexibility of birth choices, delivered by a supportive midwife or physician, creates a quality, unique birth center-like experience.
And to top it off, you don’t need to find a new doctor for your baby. The same caretaker who already knows your family well is prepared and certified in neonatal care to be ready for your beloved, At First Breath.
We believe primary care is fundamental to our health care system. We believe a relationship with an excellent Family Physician is vital to your good health. We believe the relationship between you and your Family Physician should span all ages, multiple generations in a single family and multiple health care settings. We believe in educating and empowering our patients to care for themselves.
SICHC has been providing quality care to all ages in Orange and Crawford Counties for over 40 years. At each of our four offices, our board certified Family Physicians and Family Nurse Practitioners consider it an honor to care for you and your loved ones.
You can reach this office at 812-338-2924
Patoka Family Health Care
307 S Indiana Ave,
English, IN 47118-0066
Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1200 PM
Closed 12-1 for lunch
You can reach this office at 812-365-3221
Crawford County Health Care
5604 E. White Oak Lane
Marengo, IN 47140-8413
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed daily from 12-1 for lunch
You can reach this office at 812-936-2425
Valley Health Care
8163 West State Road 56, Suite A
West Baden, IN 47469
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Closed daily from 12-1 for lunch
Our Paoli office provides full service in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. We are especially pleased to welcome Becky Johnson on staff as the area’s first Certified Nurse Midwife (a Nurse Practitioner specialized in women’s health). We have two board-certified physicians: Dr. Faisal Khatri, and Dr. Yolanda Yoder. We are pleased to have Certified Nurse Practitioners Shannon Dooley and Stephanie Frye offer routine primary care and CDL physicals.
Our services include women’s health with obstetrics, and fetal nonstress tests in our office. Our pediatrics care is comprehensive including vaccines. We are the sports-clinic for the schools, certified in Concussion-care with in-office ImPACT testing. We seek to serve all other age groups as well, and we work closely with area specialists when needed. Other procedures we do in office include basic fracture care, DOT physicals, gynecology, and other office-based surgical procedures.
Dr. Khatri conducts nutrition classes and offers functional medicine, which invites individuals to take steps in recognizing that what they eat greatly impacts their health. Teresa Faulkner LCSW, employed by Southern Hills but integrated into our offices in Paoli and English, offers traditional and trauma-based counseling.
You can reach this office at 812-723-3944
Comprehensive Health Care
420 W. Longest St.
PO Box 270
Paoli IN 47454-8821
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Closed daily from 12-1 for lunch