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Patient Testimonials

Combat Your Pain Lunch and Learn

Is one of your 2020 goals to finally get your pain under control? Pain can rule your life, but it doesn’t have to! Join Pain Management Specialist Greg Kronenberg FREE Lunch and Learn Session where he will discuss the pain management solutions offered at Mahaska Health. Space is limited and registration is required – sign up online today at http://www.mahaskahealth.org/health-focus-registration.html or call 641.672.3241.

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Welcome Primary Care Provider Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP

Tara joins us after recently receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque. Tara has a particular interest and passion in preventative health of the cardiovascular system and previous worked as a cardiac nurse at Unity Point in Des Moines.

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Welcome Primary Care Provider Anna Throckmorton, ARNP

Anna has been serving our community for the past 15 years at Mahaska Health, most recently as a nurse in the Birthing Center. We welcome her into her new role as a nurse practitioner on our primary care team!

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Welcome Primary Care Provider Gayle Johnson, ARNP

Gayle has more than 30 years of nursing experience and is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge to Mahaska Health. We are privileged to welcome her to our primary care team!

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New Providers Open House

Join us on November 21st from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center on the Mahaska Health campus to enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet our new providers!

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2019 Knotty & Nice Massage Sale

The holidays are a stressful time of year. Join Mahaska Health Massage Therapy for the 2019 Knotty and Nice discount event. All 30, 60 and 90-minute massage gift certificates will be 30% off!

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Patient Finds Answers to Chronic Pain Close to Home

Daryl and Debra Fisher of Oskaloosa are snowbirds, spending winters in Florida. Traveling for work or pleasure was always an adventure they enjoyed until about 10 years ago, after Daryl had rotator cuff surgery. He said it seems like from that point on, he went down a rabbit hole of excruciating pain issues

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Get Ahead of the Game - Schedule a Sports Physical

Is your child in need of a physical to participate in sports and other activities next school year? Call Mahaska Health to schedule a Well Child Physical.

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Hellwig Family Receives All-Star Care at Mahaska Health

When Becky Hellwig, a mom of four from Ottumwa found out that she had a fifth on the way, she had no doubt that Mahaska Health Partnership was the best fit for her and her family’s needs.

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MHP Welcomes First Baby of 2018

Adan Dean Martin of Sigourney is Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2018 New Year’s Baby. He is shown with his delivering physician, Dr. Shawn Richmond; his older brother, Joshua; and his mother, Patricia Snook. Dad Travis Martin works nights and was home sleeping when the New Year’s Baby gift presentation was made. Adan was born Jan. 4 at 4:12 am and weighed 6 lbs, 7 oz.

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Stutting Family Amazed at Personalized Care Surrounding Their Daughter’s Birth

When it came to having another child, Kim and Josh Stutting of Oskaloosa were apprehensive due to complications with their two previous pregnancies.

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New Sharon Ties Brings Family to Dr. Everett’s Care

Mothers want support and understanding when it comes to caring for their children and that’s exactly what Angel Davis of New Sharon has found in Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett, MD.

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Lehigh's Receive Exceptional Care Before, During and After Surgery

Eric and Dee Dee Lehigh of Oskaloosa has always entrusted Mahaska Health Partnership with their daughter, Miranda’s, care. From her birth six years ago with Ed Hirl, MD, to allergy treatments with Melissa Lamb, ARNP-BC, they wouldn’t take her anywhere else.

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Making the Switch to MHP was Perfect Choice For Stice Family

When Sarah and John Stice of Ottumwa found out they were pregnant with their first child, the obvious choice for obstetrical care was local. “We originally began our care in Ottumwa, but I was turned off at my first appointment,” Sarah explained. “The doctor doesn’t see you right away and I decided I wanted to go elsewhere, so I called MHP.”

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Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers

Bryon and Christy Bellinger are the proud parents of 11-year-old Terryk, and recently welcomed George Ivan, born July 5, 2016. They wouldn’t have dreamed of having him anywhere but their home community.

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Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP

When it comes to healthcare, being able to continue working without interruption is a common concern for many, Larry Spoelstra is no different. 

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Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP

There are few things in life more personal than who you trust with your well-being. For Ginger Grubb, choosing Mahaska Health Partnership for her healthcare was a decision she made without hesitation, even in adulthood. 

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Johnstons Continue Family Tradition at MHP

“Children are a gift who can complement your life and come along for the ride,” a parenting philosophy that Katie and Jesse Johnston live by. 

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First Baby of 2016

Adam Patrick Peterson was born at 3:16 pm on Jan. 3, 2016, making him Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2016 New Year’s Baby.

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Lifelong Patient Bernice DeYoung Receives Outstanding Care at MHP

Bernice DeYoung of New Sharon, IA, has been entrusting her medical care to Mahaska Health Partnership for many years. “I actually used to work at MHP years ago at South Central Mental Health Center (now Behavioral Health Services). I’ve been coming here for care since before I was married. Even after I married and moved to New Sharon, my husband urged me to continue going where I was established and comfortable.”

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Personalized Care Worth the Drive for Charles Drew

Charles Drew of Eddyville understands the importance of keeping a great primary care provider, even if it means a slightly longer drive to appointments. When Jen Scott, ARNP-C, relocated to Mahaska Health Partnership from a practice in Eddyville, he followed.

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Massage Therapy Helps Molly Pregon Overcome Baby Blues

Childbirth is an exciting time full of changes, emotions and feelings. For some moms, these changes can be difficult. Molly Pregon, an art teacher for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont schools, was no exception.

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Kelsey Nevins of Drakesville Valued Birth Experience at MHP

Kelsey Nevins of Drakesville delivered her first child, Ethan, now age 2, at a hospital in the area. When she and her husband, Matt, found out they were expecting a second child, she started with a different doctor until she was approximately 12 weeks pregnant.

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Van Wyks Appreciate Personalized Birthing Experience

For Katy and Austin Van Wyk of Oskaloosa, the news of their first pregnancy was nothing short of exciting. The choice of where to go for pregnancy care was automatic; based on past experience and convenience. 

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New 3D Ultrasound at MHP Gives Parents High Definition Pictures of Baby

Allison and Joel Stout of Oskaloosa were in awe of their baby when they saw the little one up close and personal at their 21-week ultrasound.

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Paying Attention to Changes in His Body Saved Mike Grimm's Life

Mike Grim of Oskaloosa first noticed he had tightness in his chest and shortness of breath while he and his wife, Veronica, were walking their dog around the city square. 

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Roger Fligg Enjoys Small Town Hospitality at MHP

Roger Fligg of Clive, IA, never thought he would spend five days in a hospital in Oskaloosa. “I travel to Eldon frequently to visit family and pass by Oskaloosa,” Roger shared. “It was a Friday, Dec. 13, and I ended up hitting a slow moving vehicle at 68 mph. Unfortunately, I was on the losing end of that battle.”

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Wonderful Care is Worth the Drive for First Time Parents Lydia and Brett Mihalovich

For some, choosing the place to deliver your baby can be a daunting task. For Lydia and Brett Mihalovich of Cincinnati, Iowa, the choice was easy.

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Danette Meyer Appreciates Continuity of Care in Birthing Center

Danette Meyer of Sigourney works full time, is a wife and mom of four. She knows what she needs and wants in a healthcare experience. For her fifth pregnancy, she decided she wanted care closer to home.

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Coon Triplets Appreciate Pediatrician Dr. John O'Brien

Jennifer Coon is a busy mother of five, including triplets, Nick, Lauren and Tommy. “We moved to Oskaloosa in 2007 when the triplets were six years old,” Jennifer shared. “Our kids rarely got sick, so I didn’t worry about finding a specialist right away.”

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A New Beginning

Mary Brooks of Fremont was browsing her local newspaper one day when she stumbled upon an article about one of MHP’s new Family Practice providers, Eva Sietsema, ARNP-C. In the article, Eva explained her own battle with weight loss and how working with her primary care provider finally helped her shed 60 pounds.

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