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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

MHP donates $3,280 to Schools

MHP donates $3,280 to area schools

Mahaska Health Partnership providers offered sports physicals in June and July for middle and high school-age athletes. The physicals were offered at a reduced rate, and this year’s proceeds of $3,280 are now being donated back to the athletes’ schools.

According to MHP Director of Specialty Services Andrea Hagist, RN, the sports physical program at MHP is a great way to give back to the community. “It also encourages the students to get the exam they need before playing sports, and the $20 cost makes it a little easier when they know the money is going to benefit their school.”

Physicals were offered in Oskaloosa by Pediatrician John O’Brien, MD, and Adult Nurse Practitioner Lisa Nelson, both located on the MHP campus. Melissa Lamb, ARNP, provided sports physicals in New Sharon at New Sharon Medical Center.

Schools who received proceeds from the sports physical program are Eddyville-Blakesburg, North Mahaska, Oskaloosa Christian School, Oskaloosa High School, Oskaloosa Middle School, Montezuma, Pella Christian and Tri-County. “This year, our proceeds from the sports physicals were up $1,210 from 2009,” Hagist said.

“We are pleased to be able to support our local athletes and their schools. This is just one of the ways that MHP is Making Healthcare Personal in the communities we serve.”