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Meet the Surgeons and Staff

Meet the surgeons and staff who will be with you before, during, and after your surgery. All of our surgical staff at Mahaska Health Partnership are not only highly qualified in their areas of expertise, but share our commitment to friendly, compassionate care. We know surgery can be a frightening prospect, but much less so when a friend is by your side.

Get to know your surgeons

General Surgery, Mahaska Health Partnership

Paul Riggs, MD, FACS

Timothy Breon, MD, FACS

Orthopaedics, Mahaska Health Partnership

Jon Gehrke, MD

Seth Hockaday, PA-C

Michael Johnston, PA-C

OB/GYN, Mahaska Health Partnership

Jeffrey Fowler, DO

Podiatry, Mahaska Health Partnership

Mark Beers, DPM


Garrett Losh, MD


Ryan Vincent, MD

Orthopaedic Spine

Meet your Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are licensed professional nurses (RNs) who undergo extensive training and become nationally certified by exam in order to care for patients' anesthesia needs before, during and after surgery or the delivery of a baby.

Nurse anesthetists stay with their patients for the entire procedure, constantly monitoring every important body function and individually modifying the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort. CRNA's administer approximately 65 percent of the 26 million anesthetics given to patients in the United States each year.

Frank Gorski, CRNA

Alan Pearson, CRNA

Heather Cadwell, CRNA