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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 ...

MHP Welcomes Massage Therapist

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes New Massage Therapist

Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Licensed Massage Therapist and Oskaloosa native Michelle Hynick.

“We are very pleased to have Michelle joining our staff,” MHP Executive Director of Clinic Services Kevin DeRonde said. “She is a unique addition to our team that patients are sure to benefit from and enjoy.”

Hynick said she got interested in massage therapy through an experience she had with her son when he was six months old. “He had pneumonia and pretty much gave up on sleeping altogether,” Hynick explained. “His pediatrician gave me some literature on infant massage, so I tried it and it worked like a charm.”

Nine years later, it was her kids who encouraged her to go to massage school. Hynick chose to attend Indian Hills College and graduated through the Therapeutic Massage Program. After graduating, she worked for several months at Massage Heights in Clive before starting her own practice within Mahaska Chiropractic.

“I think the best thing about my massages is that each experience is customized for that particular person,” shared Hynick. “Whether they come just for relaxation, or they are having an issue with an injury or stress, I adjust to their particular needs.”

MHP employs two very talented Massage Therapists, Lesa Gangestad and Hynick, who are equipped to provide relaxation and relief. Chair massage, relaxation and deep tissue massage, myofascial massage, Swedish massage, reflexology and prenatal massage are offered.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 641-672-3181. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. Appointments are also offered the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here to learn more about MHP Massage Therapy.