St. Luke's Complex Illness Management Team
Jill Oberle, MD
Director of Complex Illness Management Services
As the director of Complex Illness Management Services, Dr. Oberle brings extensive experience in caring for patients who are coping with serious illnesses to improve their quality of life. She sees patients on both an inpatient or outpatient basis.
224 South Woods Mill Road
The St. Luke's Complex Illness Management team integrates treatment recommendations for controlling symptoms and alleviating pain for patients, as well as providing emotional and decision-making support at any stage of treatment. Patients undergoing palliative care receive services from a specially trained physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain. Our enhanced palliative care services are available for patients with a variety of conditions including cancer, congestive heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, liver failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia or any other serious illness or complex disease.
Goals of care
The St. Luke's Complex Illness Management team ensures the highest quality of life for the patients and families they serve by focusing on:
- Integrating psychological, spiritual and social support for patients and families.
- Incorporating patient's goals of care across the continuum, providing coordination between inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Enhancing patient well-being by relieving suffering and improving the quality of life.
- Maximizing use of community resources to support the family.
- Encouraging caregivers by providing education, resources and support.
- Using the appropriate resources that support the patient and family's goals and wishes.
For further information about palliative care, contact the palliative care office at 636-685-7788
or speak with your physician.