Lisa Ruckman, MD

Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Lisa Ruckman is a Hospitalist at Mahaska Health. She is a North Mahaska graduate who grew up on the DeBoef family farm in rural Mahaska County. As a mother of six, Dr. Ruckman understands family and would be honored to be a part of yours. Specialty Hospitalist Board Status American Board of Family Medicine…

Sue Roefer, DO

Emergency Medicine

Suzy Roefer, DO serves as an Emergency Medicine Physician in the Mahaska Health Emergency Services Department. Dr. Roefer has a background in Family Practice and has over 10 years of Emergency Department Experience. Dr. Roefer became a provider to help others and feels that is the most rewarding part of her career. She strives to…

Paul Riggs, MD, FACS

General Surgeon

Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, has been serving the Mahaska community since 1985. A native of Illinois and after receiving his training in Kansas, Dr. Riggs chose Mahaska county because of its need for a surgeon to serve the community. Dr. Riggs has always enjoyed science, biology and chemistry, which lead him toward a pre-med education.…

Shawn Richmond, MD

Family Practice, Obstetrics

Shawn Richmond, MD, has been serving the Mahaska Health community in areas of primary care and obstetrics since 2000. Originally, from Ottumwa, he chose to practice at Mahaska Health in order to be close to family and because of the great atmosphere of the community. Dr. Richmond is well known for the care and concern…

Matt Olson, MD

Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Matt Olson is a Hospitalist in Inpatient Services at Mahaska Health. Though he has had multiple careers prior to practicing medicine, Dr. Olson wanted something more service-oriented and medicine was a good fit. Dr. Olson enjoys small midwest towns and chose hospital medicine to provide care for people at fragile and important times, making…

John O’Brien, MD

John O’Brien, MD specializes in the care of children from birth to 18 years of age and has been serving the Mahaska Health community since 2009. Originally from Chicago, O’Brien loved science from a young age and wanted to apply that love of science to his love for helping people. Dr. O’Brien chose pediatrics because…

Geriatrics

Dr. David North serves as the Medical Director for Geriatric and Skilled Nursing Care at Mahaska Health. He has provided compassionate care in the community for nearly 25 years, and has largely focused his career on providing care to the elderly population in Mahaska County. Dr. North and his colleague Lisa Nelson, ARNP, serve as…

Deb De Jong

Emergency Medicine

Deborah Nielsen-DeJong, MD, is passionate about her work with emergency medicine. She originally became a provider because she enjoys working with people and problem solving, and she continues to find joy while easing her patient’s fears and providing them with excellent healthcare. Deb approaches each patient as if they were her own family member, ensuring that they get the…

Amanda Moreno, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Amanda Moreno has been serving our community in the Mahaska Health Emergency Department since April 2013. Specialty Emergency Medicine Board Status American Board of Family Medicine Education Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA Residency Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, IA Location Mahaska Health, Oskaloosa, IA

Stephen Mineart, MD

Family Practice

Stephen Mineart, MD, has served the Oskaloosa community as a primary care physician since 1987. Dr. Mineart was drawn to the medical field because of his love of science and biology and enjoys building a longitudinal relationship with his patients, learning who they are and hearing their stories. In his more than 32 years at…