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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

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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...

Welcome Lisa Smith, ARNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Smith Joins Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Smith began practicing with the health system in February. Smith treats patients of all ages and has a special understanding for those struggling with emotional stress and mental health issues.

“Life is tough and sometimes it can get you down,” Smith expressed. “Often, when a patient is experiencing a physical health problem there is a mental component.”

As a primary healthcare provider, Smith said she feels that evaluating her patient’s physical and emotional health simultaneously is important. “If a person’s physical condition is making them depressed or being depressed is causing them to be unhealthy, it’s a double edged sword and it’s important for me to help them with both of those issues; not just one or the other.

“As a Nurse Practitioner, I was trained to treat patients holistically, taking their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being into consideration when evaluating their health and prescribing treatment options. I want to hear the ‘rest’ of the story from my patients so I can take all of those factors into consideration,” Smith explained.

Smith, who has almost five years of experience providing primary care for patients of all ages, is now accepting new patients on the MHP campus in Oskaloosa. As a family nurse practitioner, Smith can care for your entire family’s primary healthcare needs from acute diagnosis such as strep throat or ear infection to minor injuries and illnesses, as well as annual exams.

Smith is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and same day appointments are often available. For appointment, call 641-672-3360.