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. Through hand-manipulation hobbies like playing the piano and Labyrinth games commonly found in waiting rooms, a young Paul was led toward an interested in surgery.
Paul is well known for his kindness, care and surgical expertise through years of experience. He approaches patients with a belief that the body is an intricate creation that can have anatomical problems often improved through surgery. However, non-operative healthcare solutions often have positive results and only when surgery is truly indicated should a patient be taken to the operating room.
Dr. Riggs has enjoyed many surgical mission trips to South America and has a desire to simply serve those he’s around. He stays active by running summer triathlons and enjoys bike rides wherever possible.
American Board of Surgery
University of Illinois, Rockford School of Medicine, Rockford, IL
Wesley Medical Center in General Surgery, Wichita, KS
Mahaska Health, Oskaloosa, IA