• 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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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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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...
11 August 2016
Summer break has been loads of fun, but you’re probably ready for your kids to get back in the swing of the school routine, right? Are you dreading the first day of school hustle? Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, understands how much goes into preparing for a new school year! Turns out, there’s much more you can do to prepare for that first day of school on top of buying new supplies! Try these steps to get those eager students ready to...

A New Beginning

Mary Brooks of Fremont was browsing her local newspaper one day when she stumbled upon an article about one of MHP’s new Family Practice providers, Eva Sietsema, ARNP-C. In the article, Eva explained her own battle with weight loss and how working with her primary care provider finally helped her shed 60 pounds.

“The article really caught my attention because I could relate to the story, so I decided to call and make an appointment with Eva,” Mary said. “I had worked with a different provider from a neighboring town in the past, but didn’t experience very much success.”

After Mary’s first appointment, she decided to switch all of her primary care to Eva. Mary explained that Eva looked into the true cause of her inability to lose weight, and was willing to dig deeper to get to the root of the problem. “Eva is very caring and never rushes through our appointments,” Mary explained. “She’s truly wants me to be successful.”

Since Mary began visiting Eva in early April, her weight loss plan has been going well, and she is looking to continue that trend. “Eva is very flexible with my care and is very observant,” Mary said. “She taught me to have realistic expectations about my weight loss goals and to focus on losing weight in a healthy way.”­­­

Mary plans to continue seeing Eva on a regular basis to continue working toward accomplishing her ideal weight. While everyday is a new challenge, she isn’t going to give up because she knows Eva is behind her every step of the way.

“I can’t say enough about Eva, and what she’s done for me so far,” Mary said. “I’m not just another patient to get through. She treats me like a friend and truly wants me to be healthy in every sense of the word.”