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HornerStanley Horner, DO

Dr. Stanley Horner is an Allergy/Immunology Specialist who recently joined the MHP Medical Group. 

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Be a Good Sport and Don’t Injure Yourself!

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a student out for your favorite sport, it’s important to keep your body in shape to prevent injuries. Now, we’re not saying you need abs of steel to be a great athlete, but you wouldn’t want to sign up for a marathon when you’ve been a couch potato for the last three months!

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Published Apr 27, 2017

Bacteria Can Also Be Good for You?!

When you think of bacteria, you think of getting sick, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually lots of bacteria both inside our bodies and out in the world that are good for us. Crazy right? These are called probiotics, pro-good, get it?

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Published Apr 20, 2017

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.