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Provider Focus

FowlerHeadshotJeffrey Fowler, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler is an OB/GYN at MHP who specializes in the obstetrical and gynecological care for women through every stage of life.

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Dr. Montgomery joins MHP ER

Dr. Montgomery joins Emergency Services

Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Services is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Montgomery, DO, to its roster of physicians staffing the Emergency Department 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr. Montgomery received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She performed her family medicine residency at the Medical Center of Independence in Independence, Mo. Most recently, she practiced medicine in Elkader, Ia., where she provided emergency room coverage in addition to her inpatient practice.

According to MHP Emergency Services Medical Director Dr. Matt Whitis, Dr. Montgomery is a welcome addition to the four emergency physicians currently providing coverage. “The number of patients seen through the emergency department continues to grow,” Dr. Whitis said. “Our monthly patient totals are averaging approximately 100 more a month than what we saw last year, and from January to November of 2010, we cared for 7,920 patients. We are excited to have Dr. Montgomery join our team and continue offering excellent emergency services in our service area.

The MHP Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center, the only one  within a 40 mile radius. The specially trained emergency physicians are on-site around the clock.  “All physicians are certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support,” Dr. Whitis said. “In addition, all staff and physicians have extensive certifications in the areas of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Pediatric Life Support as well as Neonatal Resuscitation.

“The emergency services staff has received training in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support and is required to complete annual recertification in trauma care. Emergency nurses are all certified by the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum. We also have a paramedic-level ambulance service managing three units.”

Dr. Montgomery and her husband, Don, currently live in Elkader. They have four children, Collin, 24, who lives in Marshalltown, Iowa; Alexandria, 21, who currently attends Calmar Community College and will be attending the University of Northern Iowa in the fall; Mattie, 18; and Corbin, 16. Dr. Montgomery said they have relatives in Des Moines and the family plans to move closer to MHP once the children are out of high school.

“I’m very impressed with MHP’s Emergency Services because they are such a cohesive group and they work well as a team,” Dr. Montgomery said. “I’m excited to be joining them and look forward to the opportunity to serve the people of this community.”