• 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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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
    Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet

    D is for Determination! Without it, Dean Strawn and his wife, Jane, along with his Physical Therapists at MHP, say he wouldn’t be walking, talking and m…

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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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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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22 September 2016
You’ve heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but what about prediabetes? When your blood sugar levels are high but not quite high enough to qualify as type 2 diabetes, you may be diagnosed with prediabetes. So what in the world does that mean? Well, according to MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice, it’s not a sentence for type 2 diabetes! In fact, this diagnosis is a great opportunity to look at your health and make adjustments before developing dia...
15 September 2016
Did you know that nearly 75% of all colon cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices? MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, does know, which is why he is such an advocate for healthy colon habits! Screenings are an important tool in monitoring the health of your colon but there is a lot you can do between screenings to help this important organ do its best work! Your colon is responsible for helping you digest food and get valuab...

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Going into surgery can be frightening, and it’s never fun. But when you are surrounded by caring staff and top experts in their fields, we hope you’ll feel a little better going in – and much better coming out.

Our surgeons are long-standing members of the medical community, well-versed in the latest surgical procedures and technologies, and are equipped to meet the needs of your entire family with skill, care and compassion. The entire Mahaska Health Partnership Surgical Services staff of physicians, anesthetists and nurses go the extra mile for patients every day to ensure a comfortable, personalized experience. We are all part of the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County communities and treat every patient as we would our friend, family member or neighbor.

Surgical disciplines include ear/nose/throat (ENT), general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics (bone and joint), ophthalmology (eye),podiatry (foot) and urology.

Mahaska Health Partnership’s nurses are specially trained in critical care nursing and are ready to respond at a moment’s notice if emergency situations arise. Many staff members have more than 20 years of operating room experience and share the goal of making healthcare personal for each patient. Our Surgical Services team received national recognition in the September 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine. This recognition was based on a ranking involving Medicare patients who experienced adverse events after a procedure, such as death or an extended stay due to a complication. MHP was ranked 4 out of 5, or "better," in Consumer Reports terminology, since our patients experienced fewer adverse events. Our dedication and experience shows in our track record of excellence.