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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 Offers SHIIP Counselors

New SHIIP Counselors Offer Medicare Information at MHP

If you have questions about Medicare, Mahaska Health Partnership has Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors available to assist you.

 

SHIIP provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare insurance claims and other related issues.

According to MHP Patient Accounts Director Joyce Vonk, SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents. “SHIIP volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well-informed decisions,” Vonk said.

MHP Volunteers Kathy Suchting and JoAnn Schefers recently completed the six-day extensive SHIIP training program conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. They are now available Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm by appointment on the second floor of Mahaska Health West on the MHP campus in Oskaloosa. To make an appointment with a SHIIP counselor, please call 641-672-3113.