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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
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    Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP

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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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08 December 2016
When it comes to your diet, you’re always looking for the best way to squeeze in those good for you items, right? We all want to be healthy and mindful of what we put into our bodies, but sometimes there are nutritional gaps due to our body’s inability to absorb certain nutrients or a personal disdain for vegetables on the dinner table.Whatever your reasons, it may be time for a check-up in the nutritional department. Family Practice Physician Va...
01 December 2016
Whether you’re a woman in need of her yearly mammogram or bringing your child in for an X-ray of a possible broken bone, radiation can be a concern. Do you know what radiation really is?MHP Director of Radiology does! In fact, her entire department would be lost without it! Radiation is used in various medical imaging tests to help determine the best treatment option for patients without extreme measures such as exploratory surgery. The ionizing ...

Weight Management Program

Does your child need to have confidence in the food choices he or she makes? Then Create Your Weight with MHP’s Youth STEP (Start to Eat Properly) Program will give you the tools you need.

According to MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice, Create Your Weight is a 10-week youth weight management program designed from evidence-based nutrition guidelines from The American Dietetic Association. Your family will learn to make healthy choices that benefit the entire household.

 “This is a proven weight management program designed specifically for families with children and adolescents, who have unique nutritional needs,” Rice said. “It encompasses nutrition education, physical activity and the role of behavior therapy in weight reduction and life-long weight management.”

Nutrition education focuses on basic nutrition, meal planning, portion sizes, snacking, grocery shopping and dining outside the home. Physical activity focuses on the activity pyramid and exercise requirements for children. Behavior therapy focuses on building a child’s self-esteem, family involvement and understanding hunger and satisfaction or fullness.

If you would like to learn more about MHP’s program to teach you and your child how to develop a healthy lifestyle for life, including maintaining a healthy weight, please join MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice for a free introductory session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (Entrance #3) on MHP’s campus. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for the program, please contact Rice at 641-672-3303 or click here.