Stacey Lester, PA-C
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Stacey joined the Mason City Clinic Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2018 after graduating from Des Moines University with a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies.
Her experience includes working as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy and assisting with oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Stacey is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the Nation Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, being outside and working on home renovations.
Jennifer McCambridge, PA-C
Jennifer is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated from the Midwestern University physician assistant program in 2000. She has over 14 years of experience in patient care, working primarily in cardiac medicine. During the past 12 years, Jennifer has been a valued provider in the Cardiology department. Her involvement in the practice has included monitoring cardiac stress tests, formulating treatment plans for inpatients and holding outpatient clinic hours to help meet the needs of our patients. Currently, her focus in the outpatient cardiology setting is on the treatment of heart failure.
Robert Giles II, PA-C
Robert received his bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology and health sciences with a concentration in microbiology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He went on to complete his master’s degree in the physician assistant program at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.
In his free time, he enjoys kayaking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Matt McBride, PA-C
Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology summa cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls and his Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and CPR/first aid. He is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Iowa Physician Assistant Society.
Matt joined the Mason City Clinic Orthopaedics Department as a physician assistant in 2004. He is married and has two children. Matt stays busy volunteering at Newman Catholic High School as a team physician in football and as an assistant wrestling coach. He enjoys golfing and is an active member of Epiphany Parish in Mason City.
Shawn Janssen, PA-C
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shawn is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated from Des Moines University’s physician assistant program in 1990. She has over 20 years of experience in patient care working in obstetrics and gynecology, family practice medicine, general surgery and finally plastic surgery. During the past 12 years, Shawn has been a valued provider in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Shawn’s involvement in the practice has included first assisting in surgery, taking calls and holding outpatient clinic hours to help meet the needs of our patients. As a well-qualified team member, she enhances efficiency and safety in the operating room and provides a qualified and uniform extension of the care Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Recinos provide.
Shawn’s experience, gained by assisting in the operating room for many years, allows her to efficiently coordinate postoperative care in her clinics. She is skilled in total body screening for skin cancer and benign lesions. She is well-versed in the initial workup and nonoperative management of hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglions and trigger finger.
Kyle Ryan, PA-C
Kyle received his bachelor’s degree in pre-professional zoology from Northwest Missouri State University. He went on to Des Moines University, where he received a degree in physician assistant studies after which he joined the Mason City Clinic Orthopaedics department.
Kyle enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions throughout the 14-county service area as well as working in the clinic and performing minor procedures as well as assisting the physicians with their various surgical procedures.
Katie Weishaar, PA-C
Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Detroit, in Detroit, Michigan. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, running and travel.
Jared Knowles, PA-C
Jared earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Brigham Young University in Idaho and his Master of Health Science in physician assistant studies from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Jared spent two years in Italy on a service mission that included teaching English classes, organizing smoking cessation and addiction recovery programs, and organizing/participating in community service projects. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and playing basketball, golf and other sports. He is new to Iowa and looks forward to getting involved with the community.
Chad Boyer, PA-C
Chad Boyer is a certified physician assistant who joined our staff at City Clinic in 2007. Chad practices general orthopaedic medicine, including seeing patients in the clinic, performing minor surgical procedures, surgical assist, inpatient care and on-call services – under the supervision of the orthopaedic surgeons at Mason City Clinic.
Mr. Boyer graduated magna cum laude with a biology premedicine degree and LaSallian Honors minor from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He subsequently obtained a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Iowa, with classes and training at Carver College of Medicine. In addition to clinical practice, Chad has been a preceptor for PA students, medical students and family medicine residents. He is a member of Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Iowa Physician Assistant Society.
I used to visit the ER often with undiagnosed heart problems. During my last visit in 2004, they told me I probably wouldn’t make it another year. That’s when my doctor at Mason City Clinic found my mitral valve malfunction and surgically repaired it. I recently had my annual EKG exam and my cardiologist found no heart problems whatsoever. Which means I can keep raising my squash, musk melon and tomatoes...Read More
With no warning signs, Jansen Wyatt, 54, suddenly collapsed in his home last November. His daughter-in-law rushed him to the ER at Palo Alto County Health System in Emmetsburg, where they diagnosed a severe heart attack. Jansen was helicoptered to Mason City’s Mercy Medical Center. Samuel Congello, DO, a board-certified cardiologist with Mercy’s Heart and Vascular Institute...Read More
ENT & Allergy Patient
As a young girl I was diagnosed with hearing loss in my right ear. I had many ear infections and surgeries, but the problem only got worse. It was getting hard to do my job because I was missing parts of conversations. Hearing aids only caused me more infections. Then I found Dr. Henry Diggelmann at Mason City Clinic. He recommended BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid), which creates sound using bone amplification...Read More
Plastic Surgery Patient
After years as a special education teacher handling children with significant disabilities and behavioral challenges, I began having limited use of my hands due to severe arthritis pain. I found myself fighting back tears every day because the pain was so bad. I could no longer enjoy one of my favorite hobbies, quilting, either. I met with Dr. René Recinos, a plastic surgeon from Mason City Clinic and recommended a procedure called arthrodesis...Read More
Retired school teacher Charlene Hanson used to love walking in the woods – until the pain and inflammation of arthritis took it away from her. Since she had heard such great things at church and in the community about Mason City Clinic’s Orthopedic Department and Dr. Darron Jones, she made them her choice to replace her arthritic hip and knee...Read More
Roger was always very active, but a few years ago his hip started to bother him. When he would go to bed at night the pain was very severe. “I would have to lay on the floor and put my legs up on the couch to relieve the pain,” said Roger.
His orthopedic surgeon at the Mason City Clinic Dr. Darron Jones said, “I can give you cortisone shots, but this is a quality of life question...
Plastic Surgery Patient
Donna Drake lived with a growing basal cell skin cancer (the most common skin cancer) on her lower eyelid for three years. A family practitioner at Franklin General Hospital recommended Mason City Clinic’s plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mark Mulkey, who identified the cancer and performed the extremely delicate eyelid surgery to remove it and reconstruct her eyelid...Read More
Melody Wagner loved walking until severe pain from bunions stopped her cold. She found a board-certified podiatrist at Mason City Clinic’s Podiatry Department. Podiatrists perform leading-edge surgery for bunions and hammertoes, as well as advanced treatments for diabetic feet, heel pain, ingrown toenails and more. Melody was afraid of a painful procedure and a long recovery...Read More
One snowy night about seven years ago, I felt a sudden pain in the back of my leg. I thought I could shake it off and went out to shovel some snow. After a few minutes, I went back inside and collapsed. My wife called 911 but the ambulance couldn’t get to me because of the snow. My neighbors used snow blowers to clear the road and my driveway so the ambulance could get to me...Read More
I injured my knee as a teenager and had surgery. Then, as I got older, the pain returned and began affecting my routine and overall enjoyment of life. My doctor referred me to Darron Jones, MD, an orthopedic surgeon. After a thorough exam, he said I was a candidate for knee replacement. I had the procedure in late January 2014 and was back among the grapes by the beginning of March...Read More
We have a lot of flower gardens on our acreage, and I was having problems kneeling to weed. I couldn’t walk long distances anymore and it was painful to get in and out of the car, walk up and down the stairs. Simple everyday tasks were hard. Eventually I was limping and in a great deal of pain.” said Sheryl Borcherding of Emmons, MN...Read More
Jane, 70, a retired nurse, is a very active person. She is a mother of one daughter and son in law, and has lots of 4 legged kids: guinea pigs, goats, Newfoundland dogs and 10 cats. I suffered with knee pain for a long time and would always take extra strength Ty-lenol. ..Read More
Gene Wagler, a special needs teacher from Clear Lake, didn’t have a history of heart problems before his heart attack 23 years ago. Gene said, “I didn’t feel any pain that day but I had a “gnawing” sensation in my chest. Within hours Gene was in the Mercy One-North Iowa ER and Dr. Sam Congello, an interventional cardiologist...Read More
GERD Surgical Patient
Kathleen Hanna, 60, is a mother of four, grandmother of nine and a para-assistant at Forest City Elementary School. “I had heartburn with regurgitation for 40 years, have had an ulcer, and have been on heartburn medication for about that long too.” Having been on heartburn medication for many years her physician was becoming worried that it was affecting the function of her kidneys. ..Read More
GERD Surgical Patient
In March 2019, Duane Obanion, 68, a farmer outside of Mason City, Iowa had an acid reflux attack. He aspirated into his lungs and got pneumonia. “I was in New York visiting my daughter when it happened and I ended up in the Urgent Care Center. When I got home I went to my family doctor and she put me in touch with Dr. Matthew Fabian, a general surgeon at the Mason City Clinic”. ..Read More