Fort Madison Community Hospital

Dedicated to improving the health of Fort Madison and surrounding communities, FMCH provides top-quality health care services in our full-service medical facility. Being named a Top Iowa Workplace for the past four years, is evident in the personalized care that you will receive by each of our employees whether you visit one of our FMP&S Clinics, the emergency department, rehabilitation services or stay with us as an inpatient. Thank you for trusting us with your health care.



Dr. Lisa Bishop Joins FMP&S Internal Medicine Clinic

FMP&S Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Bishop.  Dr. Bishop joins Dr. Vanaja Thondapu, Dr. Roseller Libarnes and Dr. Artemio Santiago in the care of adult patients at FMCH.  

Dr. Bishop completed her Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“After spending the majority of my 3rd and 4th year of medical school at FMCH, I knew this was the community and the hospital I wanted to come back to,” expressed Dr. Bishop. “My passion is primary care because I enjoy building relationships and developing the continuity of care that Internal Medicine encompasses. Patients care about how they are treated, not just as a patient with a medical problem but as a person. Patients want a physician who is trustworthy, confident, one who actually listens to what they have to say in addition to the ability to competently treat and manage their medical needs. I know that I have the skills and characteristics that make me that kind of physician.” 
Dr. Bishop will provide health care to adult patients, age 18 and over. Focused on prevention and wellness, as well as chronic disease management, doctors of internal medicine are specially trained in conditions that affect adult patients and in solving puzzling diagnostic problems. They partner with their patients to help them live a healthy life.
“My grandparents, Dave and Fran Sprunger, raised their family in Fort Madison. My mother, Deb Bishop, graduated from Fort Madison High School. I have been coming to southeast Iowa multiple times a year since I was born and I am excited to make this community my home.” 
Dr. Bishop is accepting new patients. To make an appointment call, 319-376-2725. For more information, go to

FMP&S Family Practice and KMC Welcome Dr. Misty Bowen

Keokuk Medical Center and Fort Madison Physicians and Surgeons are pleased to welcome Family Practice Doctor, Misty Bowen.
Dr. Bowen completed her undergraduate degree at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and worked as an x-ray technician prior to going to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her residency at University of Missouri- Kansas City in Family Medicine.   Dr. Bowen will provide primary care for patients of all ages from infants through adulthood as well as spinal manipulations and treatments for muscles and nerves.
“I love making a positive difference in the lives of my patients and I am so excited to join FMCH and the KMC team!  I can't wait to meet all my new patients!” expressed Dr. Bowen. “I am from the Fort Madison/Donnellson area having lived here most of my life.  My first job was a CNA at the nursing home in Donnellson at the age of 15.  My mother is a nurse who worked in Fort Madison for years and introduced me to healthcare. I cannot think of anywhere I would rather finish raising my children and settle down.”
Dr. Bowen will be splitting her time between Keokuk Medical Center and FMP&S Family Practice.  She will join Dr. Annette Oetken in the Keokuk Medical Center Monday through Wednesdays; then spend Thursdays & Fridays caring for patients out of the Main FMP&S Clinic in Fort Madison.  
Dr. Bowen is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment at KMC, call 319-524-0123 or at FMP&S, call 319-376-2134.

Wei joins FMP&S Women's Center

The Women’s Center, a specialty clinic of Fort Madison Physicians and Surgeons, is pleased to welcome Dr. Kaichun Wei.  Dr. Wei is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist. 

Dr. Wei brings over six years of experience to The Women’s Center.  He most recently practiced at Cox Medical Center in Branson, Missouri.  He also spent three years as a staff obstetrician/gynecologist at Truman Medical Center at the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Wei completed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York and achieved his medical degree at Xiang Ya School of Medicine, Central South University in China. Dr. Wei also spent seven years doing postdoctoral research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Department of Cell Biology focused on colon cancer and infertility. 

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Upcoming Events

  • SEP

    Diabetes Support Group

    4:00PM - 5:00 PM

    This group is designed for education and support of persons with diabetes. Each session features a different topic related to diabetes.

  • SEP

    Prepared Childbirth 1-Day Class

    9:00AM - 3:30 PM

    This class offers the same topics as the 3-part Prepared Childbirth course but in a special one-day session. It is offered during the last trimester. This class will prepare mom and her partner for the birth experience. Topics include: relaxation, breathing, pain control, labor & delivery, C-Section, mom & baby care and breastfeeding. A tour of The BirthPlace is included.

  • OCT

    Prepared Childbirth 3-Session Class

    6:00PM - 8:30 PM

    This is a three session class series that is offered during the last trimester. Participants will attend all the session dates listed in the series. This class covers the same topics as the one-day class but over three class sessions. A tour of The BirthPlace is included. Part 1 of 3 session series.

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