Darren Dykstra of Oskaloosa has always been well aware of his family’s history of heart disease and major cardiac issues. Because of this, he has been proactive in keeping his heart healthy.
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.
When it came to having another child, Kim and Josh Stutting of Oskaloosa were apprehensive due to complications with their two previous pregnancies.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
When it comes to healthcare, being able to continue working without interruption is a common concern for many, Larry Spoelstra is no different.
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.
“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.
Adam Patrick Peterson was born at 3:16 pm on Jan. 3, 2016, making him Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2016 New Year’s Baby.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.