• Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers
    Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers

    Bryon and Christy Bellinger are the proud parents of 11-year-old Terryk, and recently welcomed George Ivan, born July 6, 2016. They wouldn’t have dreamed o…

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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
    After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days

    With a household of eight to care for and a fulltime job, the last thing Tami O’Day of Oskaloosa was making time for was herself. Tami thought her m…

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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
    Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP

    When it comes to healthcare, being able to continue working without interruption is a common concern for many, Larry Spoelstra is no different. “I’ve liv…

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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
    Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP

    Janean and Derek Wedeking know the value of family, both personally and professionally. Janean is a fourth year medical student who has been on rotations…

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  • Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP
    Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP

    There are few things in life more personal than who you trust with your well-being. For Ginger Grubb, choosing Mahaska Health Partnership for her healthcare…

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Provider Focus

FowlerHeadshotJeffrey Fowler, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler is an OB/GYN at MHP who specializes in the obstetrical and gynecological care for women through every stage of life.

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25 August 2016
Every parent knows the excitement and fear of introducing solid food into their child’s diet. Everyone seems to have an opinion and the decision can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Shawn Richmond, MD, knows a thing or two about babies and when they may be ready to wear that suit of spaghetti you always dreamed of! In general, babies need to be about double their birth weight and able to hold their head up be...
18 August 2016
You’re 21 years old, you’re enjoying college, your first job and having fun with friends and dating. Someday… you’ll have kids, settle down, maybe get married; but right now, you just want to have fun. Sounds great! However, if you’re not taking care of your health today, the future you envision may not be possible. A sexually transmitted disease that goes untreated can cause long-term damage to your reproductive system. Protecting yourself is s...

Diabetes Education

The rate of diabetes among adults in Mahaska County, Iowa is 7.4%. That may not seem like a very high number, but for those living with diabetes, their families and caregivers, its impact is heavily felt. More worrisome is the percentage of people at risk for Type 2 diabetes in Mahaska County: 27.7% of adults here are obese. Obesity is one of the top predictors of Type 2 diabetes, but fortunately, the disease is 100% preventable.

At Mahaska Health Partnership, we devote significant resources to helping families prevent and control diabetes by providing education and support. Our dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator, Sharon Ferguson, RN, conducts inpatient and outpatient counseling, teaches classes, and leads support groups to assist those living with diabetes.

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program is an educational class for anyone at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • The Diabetes WISE (Wellness In Self-Management) program is designed to help people living with diabetes improve their health and wellness.

  • The Diabetes Support Group is for anyone suffering from diabetes, their loved ones, friends, and caregivers. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) to share information, stories, and support.

You don’t have to face diabetes alone. Mahaska Health Partnership is here to help.

For more information, please see our Diabetes Education Available Services page.