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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Prevention and early treatment are the keys to preventing the serious problems that can result from diabetes. Learn how to manage diabetes by attending a one on one Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Madison County Memorial Hospital. The program is covered by most health insurance policies. Our Diabetes Education Program has been Nationally Recognized and Certified since 2000. Our Certified Diabetes Educators, Becky Paxton, RN, CDE, CCRP, and Linda Klejch RD/LD, CDE are available at 515-462-5218.

Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often there are no outward signs from the 29 million Americans who fight this chronic illness every day. That’s why there is a critical need to foster awareness and education while breaking down stereotypes, myths and misunderstandings about this growing public health crisis that affects so many of us.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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