Julie Lautenbach, PA-C, MPH serves the Mahaska Health Walk-In Clinic care team. After graduating from the Physician Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2003, Julie began her career at Mahaska Health as a physician assistant in the orthopaedics department. Since then, she has served surrounding healthcare facilities in the…

Surgical Services

  Matthew grew up in Lake Mills, Iowa and earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South Dakota State University in 2006. He began his nursing career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, working as a Resource Nurse and later a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. He decided to further his education, becoming…

Michael Johnston, PA-C

With over 30 years of orthopaedic experience, Michael Johnston enjoys coming into work each day knowing that he is improving the lives of his patients and getting them back to what they love to do. As a child, Johnston’s neighbor who was the Chief of Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines showed…

Rachel Hinkle, PA-C

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…

Arthur Zacharjasz, ARNP-BC

Walk In Clinic & Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology

Arthur grew up in Illinois and spent the last 5 years as an intensive care unit nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Arthur graduated with honors from DePaul University with a Master of Science in nursing and went on to earn his Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license from North Park University School of Nursing.…

Leah VanLoon ARNP Joins Primary Care Team

Family Practice & Walk-In Clinic

  Leah VanLoon, ARNP serves as a provider for the Walk-In and Primary Care clinics at Mahaska Health. VanLoon is from the Eddyville area and joined Mahaska Health with 16 years of prior nursing experience, most recently having worked as a Nursing Supervisor at ChildServe in Johnston, Iowa. She began her nursing education at Indian…

Jess Tokle

Family Practice

Family Nurse Practitioner Jessica Tokle decided to go into medicine because she enjoys helping patients and learning from them. Originally from Grinnell, Jessica is excited to be close to home again. During her first year of college, she discovered her passion for nursing and decided to obtain her masters in nursing. Jessica received her Family…

Anna Throckmorton, ARNP

Anna Throckmorton, ARNP began serving as a nurse practitioner at Mahaska Health in September 2019. For many patients, Anna will be a familiar face as she has been a part of the Mahaska Health family for the past 15 years serving in various capacities, most recently as a registered nurse in the Birthing Center. Anna,…

Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP

Family Practice

Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP joined Mahaska Health in December 2019 after receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Many may know her as she spent some time at Mahaska Health during her clinical rotations with Dr. O’Brien and Tonya Johannes. Tara grew up in Sully, Iowa and lives on a…

Kimberly Rutledge, ARNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Kim Rutledge has over 20 years experience in nursing. Kim strives for personal growth and is passionate about caring for others. She feels grateful to have channeled both into achieving her advanced Nurse Practitioner degree. Kim chose to practice at the Mahaska Health Walk-In Clinic because she knows the value and convenience…