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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
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    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
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    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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25 August 2016
Every parent knows the excitement and fear of introducing solid food into their child’s diet. Everyone seems to have an opinion and the decision can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Shawn Richmond, MD, knows a thing or two about babies and when they may be ready to wear that suit of spaghetti you always dreamed of! In general, babies need to be about double their birth weight and able to hold their head up be...
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...

Life Saving Surgery

Mary Vogt never imagined her life would take a turn for the worse on Sunday, February 6, 2011, but Dr. Breon and MHP’s Trauma Response Team acted quickly to ensure she survived her almost fatal diagnoses.

“It was Super Bowl Sunday and all I can recall is that I was in excruciating pain,” Mary said. “My stomach hurt so bad that I literally don’t remember a thing from that day.”

Mary was taken by her husband to MHP’s Emergency Department where they discovered that her stomach had ruptured causing severe internal bleeding and a dangerous drop in her blood pressure. Because MHP is a Level III Trauma Center, the Trauma Response Team was immediately paged, including Dr. Breon who performed emergency surgery to repair Mary’s stomach.

“My husband thought I wasn’t going to have a stomach anymore, but Dr. Breon repaired and cleaned the tissue so well,” Mary said. “Dr. Breon literally saved my life that day.”

After the surgery, she was transferred to Iowa Methodist Medical Center, now Unity Point Health, in Des Moines for continued care. Mary was in a coma for four weeks. When she awoke, her husband told her what had happened and how Dr. Breon and the Trauma Response Team at MHP had saved her life. Dr. Breon had even come to Des Moines the day after her emergency surgery to see how she was doing.

“I went back to visit Dr. Breon after I was discharged to tell him how grateful I was,” Mary said. “All of the staff that responded that day went above and beyond to help me. I thank God every day that they were there to help me.”

Recently, Mary returned to Dr. Breon for hernia surgery to repair the delicate stomach tissue that remained after her emergency surgery two years ago. “Again, Dr. Breon did a great job,” Mary explained. “All of the doctors and nurses at MHP work together to make sure I am the healthiest I can be.

“I strongly recommend Dr. Breon and his staff,” Mary said. “MHP has the best doctors around.”