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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

Free Women's Breast Health Night

Mahaska Health Partnership Hosts Free Women's Breast Health Night on Oct. 16

Mahaska Health Partnership will host its Free Women’s Breast Health Night on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Gateway Church of the Nazarene Youth Center in Oskaloosa.

“We are pleased to offer the 5th Annual Women’s Breast Health Night as a benefit to women in our region,” MHP Director of Radiology Julie Hartke said. “This free event is open to all women, and we invite past attendees to keep coming back as we are constantly changing the content.

“All women are encouraged to gather their girlfriends and make this a special evening out because it will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, fun door prizes as well as potentially life-saving information about screenings and women’s health in general.”

According to the American Cancer Society, over 2,000 women in Iowa will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Hartke said the Women’s Breast Health Night is an opportunity to raise awareness.

“The number of deaths related to breast cancer is steadily declining,” Hartke stressed. “The earlier breast cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat. During Women’s Night, area health professionals will share ways attendees can protect themselves.”

Hartke said this year’s featured speaker will be OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler, an expert with more than 16 years of experience in women’s health. “Dr. Fowler is a fantastic resource for our community and we’re so thankful to have him practicing at MHP. Dr. Fowler will speak on women’s health issues, the importance of regular exams and what a woman should be looking for during a self breast exam.”

The Free Women’s Breast Health Night is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Southeast Iowa Affiliate of Komen for the Cure. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required. Call 641-672-3369 or visit mahaskahealth.org to register.