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,…

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…

Dr. Robert Smith

Dr. Robert Smith is at Mahaska Health the 4th Friday every month. To schedule an appointment, call Mahaska Health at 641.672.3360. Specialty Nephrology Board Status American Board of Medical Specialties/American Osteopathic Association American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Professional Associations American Osteopathic Association Education University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri Residency…

Dr. Eric Scott

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Eric Scott is at Mahaska Health the 1st Thursday of every month. To schedule an appointment, call Heart & Vascular at 515.875.9090. Specialty Vascular Surgery Board Status American Board of Surgery – Vascular Surgery American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care Education University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Residency Hennepin County Medical Center,…

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Neil Schwimley is Board Certified in general Orthopaedics and Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He has over 17 years of military orthopaedic experience, and was most recently promoted to the rank of Colonel of the US Air Force Reserves in May of 2019.

Esther Rose, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Esther is a Licensed Massage Therapist who offers a wide variety of massage techniques, including stone massage. Esther enjoys helping her clients feel better, maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage their pain. As an Oskaloosa native who was born at Mahaska Health, she is honored to be treating patients in her home community. Specialty Massage…

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…

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Specialties Diabetes Education Medical Nutritional Therapy Board Status Commision on Dietetic Registration Education University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN Location Mahaska Health, Oskaloosa, IA

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

Primary Care Medical Director, 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…