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Senior LEARN (Learn, Experience, Appreciate, Reconnect, Now) will host their annual Holiday gathering on Monday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chesnut Building on the West side of the Madison County Memorial Hospital Campus. Join us for refreshments and entertainment by Clarice Blanchard. It’s free!

Thirteen Health and Safety Tips for the Holidays

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to make choices that are not good for our health. To give you a little head start on making better choices we’ll share these “Thirteen Tips” to help you have a healthy Holiday Season.

We want you and your family to have healthy holidays, but if you find yourself in need of health care, call us at The Earlham Clinic in Earlham (515) 758-2907 or the Health Trust Physicians Clinic in Winterset at (515) 462-2950. Remember, with Urgent Care now available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon at our Health Trust Physicians Clinic you don’t even need an appointment to see a provider. (And, of course, we’re here 24/7 at Madison County Memorial Hospital just in case Santa falls on the ice.)

Our sincere wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas and most prosperous 2018!

Heather Back

Heather Back, D.O.

A native of Des Moines, Dr. Heather Back returned to central Iowa from an extended stay in Texas where she graduated in 2000, cum laude with degrees in Biology and Spanish from Texas Christian University and received her medical degree in 2005 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. She completed her residencies at the Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Back practiced for six years with the Weatherford Primary Care Clinic in Weatherford, Texas and for one year with Mercy East Village Family Practice and Urgent Care prior to joining the Health Trust Physicians Clinic team in 2015.

Dr. Back said it was her goal to return to central Iowa. She said, “I have always liked the Madison County area and when the opportunity came to return to this area we took it. I am especially pleased to join the staff of the hospital and clinic in Winterset. It’s a great facility and the staff is top-notch.” She added, “We look forward to our children growing up here and enjoying this wonderful area.” She and her husband have four children and live in rural Madison County.


Madison County Hospital, 
300 W. Hutchings Street,
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Health Trust Physicians Clinic, 
300 W. Hutchings Street,
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Earlham Medical Clinic, 
125 W. 1st Street,
Earlham, Iowa 50072