• Persistence Pays off When it Comes to Jane Humble's Health
    Persistence Pays off When it Comes to Jane Humble's Health

    Jane Humble of Fremont has rarely been sick, so when she came down with a bug that kept her in bed for a month, her family knew it was serious. “I went t…

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  • Making the Switch to MHP was Perfect Choice For Stice Family
    Making the Switch to MHP was Perfect Choice For Stice Family

    When Sarah and John Stice of Ottumwa found out they were pregnant with their first child, the obvious choice for obstetrical care was local. “We originally b…

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  • BJ Bowie Appreciated Faster Recovery Time After Robotic Hernia Repair
    BJ Bowie Appreciated Faster Recovery Time After Robotic Hernia Repair

    When BJ Bowie needed a hernia repaired, there was no question where he wanted to go for care. He didn’t realize the surgery could be done robotically; h…

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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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  • 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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Provider Focus

JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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01 December 2016
Whether you’re a woman in need of her yearly mammogram or bringing your child in for an X-ray of a possible broken bone, radiation can be a concern. Do you know what radiation really is?MHP Director of Radiology does! In fact, her entire department would be lost without it! Radiation is used in various medical imaging tests to help determine the best treatment option for patients without extreme measures such as exploratory surgery. The ionizing ...
17 November 2016
Ever leave the Thanksgiving table feeling like you are the stuffed turkey? We’ve all had that experience at one time or another and it can lead to what’s so fondly referred to as a food coma and tight pants, which nobody enjoys! The average person gains one to two pounds every holiday season. May sound innocent enough but if you keep that on over 10 years, it adds up to 20 pounds! Keeping control during your holiday celebrations can leave everyo...

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.”