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HornerStanley Horner, DO

Dr. Stanley Horner is an Allergy/Immunology Specialist who recently joined the MHP Medical Group. 

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Bacteria Can Also Be Good for You?!

When you think of bacteria, you think of getting sick, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually lots of bacteria both inside our bodies and out in the world that are good for us. Crazy right? These are called probiotics, pro-good, get it?

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Published Apr 20, 2017

Ten Ways for Women to Keep their Health In Check

As a wife, mom or otherwise caretaker, it’s easy to put your health on the backburner while you worry about everyone else. “Schedule that mammogram? I’ll do it tomorrow. When was the last time I got my blood sugar checked? I’m sure it’s normal, I feel fine!”

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Published Apr 13, 2017

Welcome Jill Konfrst, ARNP-C

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner Jill Konfrst, ARNP-C

Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of Family Nurse Practitioner Jill Konfrst, ARNP-C, to its medical staff.

Konfrst will be the new primary care provider at MHP’s New Sharon Medical Center as Family Nurse Practitioner Melissa Lamb, ARNP-BC, transitions to the main MHP campus to work with Allergy/Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist Ron Greaff, MD. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the New Sharon community and serving their healthcare needs,” Konfrst said.

Konfrst received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2001 and began her career in Pella at the Vermeer Clinic. “I cared for a lot of wonderful people in this area and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them,” Konfrst shared.

According to the American Academy of Nursing, a Family Nurse Practitioner can provide healthcare services similar to a physician. They meet a patient’s primary care needs by performing physicals, diagnoses and ordering tests and treatments as well as providing education for symptom management.

“I became a Nurse Practitioner because I wanted to be able to affect more change in the lives of my patients,” Konfrst explained. “I treat patients how I would expect to be treated and like to work with them to determine what their medical options are for treatment.”

Konfrst stressed that patients can count on her for open, honest communication. To make an appointment at New Sharon Medical Center, call 641-637-2651.