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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

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.