General Surgery

Rachel is a board certified Physician Assistant with a strong background in surgical services. Rachel joined the Mahaska Health general surgery team in 2020. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marietta College in Ohio. She most recently worked at Fairfield Medical Center in Cardiothoracic Surgery and holds years of clinical…

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.…

Tim Breon, MD, FACS Chief Medical Officer, General Surgeon

Chief Medical Officer, General Surgeon

Chief Medical Officer and General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS, is an experienced, Board Certified Surgeon specializing in traditional, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical treatments. Dr. Breon commonly performs operations on the colon as well as the gallbladder, female anatomy and appendix. Dr. Breon grew up on a farm near Hedrick, Iowa. He chose to practice…