Our Providers: Cheryl Quinn, DO, Jeffrey Waddell, DNP, ARNP,FNP-C, Tyler Kempf, FNP-C, ARNP, Jason Polonsky, PA-C, Emily Helling, PA-C

Medical Clinic

For an appointment call: (641) 622-1170 | 1314 South Stuart Street, Suite B | Sigourney, Iowa 52591

Keokuk County Medical Clinic provides quality healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Our providers also care for those in nursing home facilities.

Each patient is very important to us, and we wish to provide compassionate and expedient medical care as well as valuable patient education. Improving our quality of care can only be done by receiving constructive input from our patients. We encourage your feedback on how we are doing. Comments about your visit can be left at the front desk, mailed to the clinic, or left with a staff member. You may also receive a patient satisfaction survey in the mail. Please fill it out honestly and return using the postage paid envelope included. Your anonymous response will help us continue to make Keokuk County Medical Clinic better and improve the care you receive.

To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please call the Keokuk County Medical Clinic at (641) 622-1170. Providers are available by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Prescription Refills: If you need refills on your medication, please contact your pharmacy and they will send the clinic a request for the refill. Any controlled substances will need to be called into your pharmacy but the written script will need to be picked up at the clinic to take to the pharmacy. Please allow 7 days for refills.

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Providers

Cheryl Quinn, DO, graduated with her B.S. in Biology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 1998. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, graduating with her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She completed her linked internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, then decided to widen her scope of practice and changed to Family Medicine for her residency. Both post-doctorate training programs were completed at Mercy General Health Partners, programs of Michigan State University. Dr. Quinn is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMT). She has practiced in southeast Iowa since moving to Ottumwa in 2008. She provides care to the Medical Clinic and nursing home patients. Dr. Quinn accepts patients of all ages for all types of health conditions, as well as wellness check-ups and Department of Transportation (DOT) and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) medical exams.

Dr. Quinn has a German Shepherd and a Vizsla. She enjoys making silver jewelry, tie dye and flower gardening. She also enjoys reading sci fi and suspense.

Jeffrey Waddell, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, began his career in healthcare in 1994 as an EMT. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Pittsburg State University in southeast Kansas in 2003. After working as an ICU nurse in the Kansas City area, he moved up to hospital administration as a House Supervisor. He returned to PSU in 2008 and began studies to become a family nurse practitioner. In 2011, he earned his Master of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner with a secondary emphasis in nursing education. He practiced in southeast Kansas and the Kansas City area in urgent care, family practice, and bariatric medical and surgical management. He relocated to southeast Iowa in 2012 and worked at the Eddyville Clinic for three years before going to Jefferson County Health Center in 2015. He completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Pittsburg State in December, 2017. He published an award-winning article about the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the peer-reviewed journal The Nurse Practitioner in 2017. Jeff joined KCHC in 2018 and sees all age ranges of patients, from birth to geriatrics. He is especially passionate about diabetes and obesity management.

Tyler Kempf, FNP-C, ARNP, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Tyler cares for all ages. Tyler graduated from Clarkson College with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner in 2017 and has over 14 years of healthcare experience. Tyler lives in Swisher with his wife, Ashley. He is a member of the Oldsmobile Club of America and enjoys exercising, being outside, working on cars and motorcycles and restoring vintage gas pumps.

Jason Polonsky, PA-C, graduated from the University of Miami in 2002 and completed his trauma fellowship at Emanuel Lewis Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Over the past seventeen years he has provided Emergency Medicine at various locations including the Great River Medical Center and Mercy in Iowa City. Jason is a Civilian Medical Officer for DOD/DOS co-located at Embassies, consulates and Forward Operating bases since 2011.

Emily Helling, PA-C, sees patients from birth to geriatrics and is passionate about Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and Orthopedics. Emily grew up in Fairfield. She completed her undergraduate education at Iowa State University where she majored in Biology, graduating with highest honors. She completed her post-graduate education at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine PA Program in 2016. She began her medical career at Jefferson County Health Center where she practiced in Family Medicine. There she gained valuable experience over a broad spectrum of practice areas over the course of the two years she practiced there. Her life outside of work revolves around raising her son, Owen, and daughter, Everly, spending time with her husband, Lucas, and family, and enjoying friends. She enjoys being outdoors, walking with her family, cooking, and traveling.

Keokuk County Medical Clinic services include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking complete medical histories
  • Performing physical examinations
  • Assessment of health status
  • Routine lab test
  • Immunizations
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Laceration repair
  • Sprains, strains and fracture care
  • Behavioral evaluation
  • Work comp
  • Specialized physical exams (i.e. DOT physicals)
  • Birth control Implants and removals
  • Prescribe prescription drugs
  • Spirometry
  • Annual wellness visits

Arrival and Late Policy: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first visit to allow time to complete paperwork and registration. On subsequent visits, we ask you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please check in with the receptionist when you arrive at the clinic. We may have to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Co-Pay Policy: All patients who have a co-pay with their insurance company are required to pay their co-pay amount at the time of service. Your insurance company will be billed for the balance due. Once we have received a response from your insurance company, you may be billed for the balance, if applicable. For your convenience we accept cash, check, credit and debit card. Any service not covered by insurance is YOUR responsibility.

Updating Contact Information: If you move or change your work, cell or home phone number, please contact us so that we have current contact information for you. We need your current contact information to be able to reach you to discuss important health issues such as abnormal test results, or other issues regarding your health.

On an annual basis the clinic will request you to fill out a new demographic and health history paperwork. This will help to ensure that the clinic has all updated information for you.

Childhood Well Visits: Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change. Pediatric well child visits are most frequent when the child’s development is most rapid. With each visit, the provider will do a complete physical examination. This will assess your child’s growth and development and help identify problems early. These visits are spaced periodically throughout your child’s first year of life. They may include things like: weight check, head circumference, length, breastfeeding questions/issues, general developmental assessment, discussions about immunizations, and or any other parenting concerns you may have.