Patients requiring rheumatological care can benefit from the wide range of interventions that are available today.

At Mahaska Health, our goal is to treat arthritis and other autoimmune conditions, so that each of our patients can resume their daily activities and lead a full life. We will always work closely with primary care providers, and any other specialists involved in a patient’s care to coordinate and optimize treatment.

Libby Dassow, PA-C, can diagnose, treat and help prevent a range of rheumatological conditions. Rheumatology services focus on the diagnosis (detection), and treatment of diseases that affect the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. At Mahaska Health, we provide expert, personalized care plans for every patient.

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Meet our Rheumatology specialist:

Rheumatology Services

Our rheumatology expert can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions that cause joint and muscle pain. Some of these include:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematous

These conditions may affect more than just the joints and muscles. Our rheumatology care team will work with your primary care doctor and other providers to help manage your symptoms. Some teams we frequently work with include:

  • Imaging
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy


Mahaska Health Rheumatology Services is best accessed by entering through Entrance #4.