Jill Mitrisin, RN

Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonology

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Lynae Boender, LPN

Occupational Health

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Heidi Powers, ARNP, joined the Mahaska Health Walk-In Clinic Care Team in February 2021. She is happy to be back home in this community, as her hometown is Barnes City, Iowa. Heidi earned her Master of Science in Nursing (Family Practice) through Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska, and is certified through the American Academy of…

Physical Therapy Director

Ryan Rowley, MPT, Physical Therapy Director, has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for over 25 years. He finds fulfillment in educating individuals on ways they can decrease pain and improve their overall health. Whether it’s strength-improving exercises, mobility-advancing techniques, or education on proper postural positioning, Ryan loves seeing patients return to their daily activities…

Lara looks at what each patient can gain from physical therapy. Lara takes pride in helping her patients regain strength and improve mobility with less pain as well as relearning functions after injury or illness. Lara emphasizes that gains look different for everyone, and it’s important to celebrate your unique successes. Her equal love for aquatic rehabilitation, acute care, and neuro rehabilitation aid in providing a full picture of help she can offer individuals.

Tammy Lorentzen, PTA, CLT, finds fulfillment in seeing positive changes made in her patient’s lives. Physical Therapy has allowed her the opportunity to work hands-on with patients and achieve their functional goals. For Tammy, she always knew she wanted to work in healthcare, and working at Mahaska Health provides her the opportunity to serve her…

Lauren Terpstra, PT, DPT, CLT, values the opportunity to teach people how to be physically aware of their body and the way it moves. She finds incredible fulfillment in playing a part in restoring a person’s overall function and quality of life, decreasing their pain, and helping them return to doing the things they love…

Occupational Therapy

April McKain, COTA/L, has been serving as an Occupational Therapist since 2000. As a student, April worked at Mahaska Health for her last field work opportunity. Staying locally, she was able to serve a community close to her home in What Cheer. She loves the small town feel of Mahaska County, as it allows her…

  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…