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Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott, ARNP-C, treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in cardiac care. 

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Oh my Heart!

With a new little one, the tests, forms and information are abundant. Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Dr. Shawn Richmond knows this all too well! One test that all of his little patients receive is a pulse oximetry to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sounds big but it’s actually quite small. The test uses little sticky monitors (think of a band-aid), that are applied to a baby’s foot and hand. Don’t worry, this test is totally painless, but provides insight on their health, often before any signs and symptoms could be noticed. Pretty neat huh?

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Published Feb 23, 2017

Shake Those Hips!

When it comes to your body, aches and pains can really throw you for a loop! One common complaint is hip, knee and shoulder pain, at least in MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD’s, office! Some may think replacing those joints will fix all; however, Dr. Somisetty likes to remind patients that it’s not a race to the finish line and taking baby steps will get you on the road to recovery!

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Published Feb 16, 2017

Grief Support Group

MHP Hospice Services offers Grief Support Group

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services offers a Grief Support Group the third Monday of every month for adults who have suffered a loss.

“Anyone who has experienced a loss, whether recently or over the years is welcome to attend the group,” explained Mahaska Hospice Social Worker/Bereavement Coordinator Julie Glass.

Glass said the goal of the Grief Support Group is to provide a safe place to express feelings with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one; to increase understanding of the grieving process; and to offer suggestions for coping with loss. “The loss of a loved one is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, however; we all grieve differently and the length of the grieving process varies.”

Hospice seeks to provide empathy and to alleviate any unnecessary suffering caused by lack of understanding of the grieving process. “We believe that a full, satisfactory life is possible for anyone after a major loss,” Glass said.

The MHP Grief Support Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the MHP Board Room. The MHP Campus is located at 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa. For more information about the Grief Support Group, contact Glass at 641-672-3260.