• 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...

New Life at MHP's Birthing Center

When Jennifer and Mike Comfort discovered they were having their first child, they knew it would be an exciting adjustment. What they didn’t know was how pleasant their experience at Mahaska Health Partnership would be for their new family.

“We’re from Oskaloosa, so we never really considered going anywhere else but Mahaska Health Partnership,” said Jennifer. “Dr. Richmond did a great job of managing our pregnancy and delivery.”

When the Comforts arrived at MHP early on the morning of February 27, their plan was to have Dr. Richmond deliver their son naturally. “After laboring for a while without any progress, we knew it was time to make a decision and get the ball rolling. Dr. Richmond handled the situation with ease and expertise.”

Jennifer explained that Dr. Richmond and Birthing Center Director Chyann Vroegh were quick to answer any questions she had and did an excellent job of putting their new plan of action in perspective. “They were so calm under pressure. It was easy for me to trust their judgment,” Jennifer said.

At 9:40 am on Wednesday, February 27, Ryan Michael Comfort was delivered via cesarean section by MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs. He weighed a perfect 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. “Dr. Richmond, Dr. Riggs and Chyann were all able to work together on my new birth plan,” Jennifer added. “Everyone was on the same page and focused on the same thing: doing what was best for me and my baby.”

Jennifer couldn’t say enough about the care she received in the days that followed. “I could really tell that the Birthing Center staff truly cared about us. They listened to your answers carefully when they asked questions and took my concerns seriously,” Jennifer shared. “They wouldn’t leave our room unless they knew our concerns were resolved. This made us feel so well cared for.

“The staff at the Birthing Center provided all the information they could in a caring and professional way,” Jennifer finished. “They made sure the care they gave us was personal and you could tell they were all there just for us.”