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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

Grant available for Mammograms

MHP Awarded Grant to pay for Mammograms

Mahaska Health Partnership will assist women in paying for a digital mammogram. Through a grant from the Southeast Iowa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, MHP has funds available to assist women who are uninsured or have a financial need to obtain a mammogram.

“Our goal is to provide assistance to as many women as possible so they can get this life-saving exam,” MHP Director of Radiology Julie Hartke said. “A lack of insurance or high priced deductibles are often cited as reasons women avoid getting a mammogram; we want to ensure no one goes untreated.”

 The American Cancer Society recommends that women of normal risk begin receiving an annual mammogram every year beginning at age 40. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to look for breast disease. The exam is used for women who do not have symptoms as well as those with a lump, skin change or other symptoms.

“If you need assistance paying for the cost of a mammogram, please do not delay. Every day counts when cancer is present and early diagnosis and treatment are key,” Hartke stressed. “Utilizing the Breast Health Awareness funding just takes a simple one-page application that can be accessed online at mahaskahealth.org or women can stop by the MHP Radiology Department.”

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a global breast cancer movement. It is the world’s largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. They are the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

“In addition to receiving an annual mammogram, Komen recommends women  watch for changes in their breasts,” Hartke explained. “If you notice swelling, skin irritation or pain in the breast, contact you primary care provider immediately and consider a mammogram even if you are not in the high risk age group.”

For more information about the Breast Health Awareness program offered by Mahaska Health Partnership, contact MHP Radiology at 641-672-3322. At Mahaska Health Partnership, we’re Making Healthcare Personal.