Megan Whisler, PNP

Welcome Megan Whisler, PNP

Davis County Hospital & Clinics Welcomes Megan Whisler, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to the Medical Associates Clinic Provider Team

Bloomfield, IA – Davis County Hospital & Clinics (DCHC) is pleased to announce the signing of Megan Whisler, PNP as an employed provider in the Davis County Medical Associates clinic located within Davis County Hospital & Clinics. Megan is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatric primary care services for children ages birth to 18 years of age.

“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to our Davis County Medical Associates clinic provider team,” commented Veronica Fuhs, Chief Executive Officer at DCHC. “Megan understands our commitment to family-centered care that is customized to the needs of the individual child and family. She is an excellent addition to our growing team at DCHC and plays a large part in our goal to expand and improve access to primary care to meet the needs of our community.”

While working towards her BSN at Truman State University in 2008, Megan joined the Army National Guard through ROTC, serving until 2018. She then transitioned to the Missouri Air National Guard serving as a nurse instructor for the C-STARS course. Megan then went on to receive her MSN at Maryville University in 2020. Throughout this time, Megan worked at Scotland County Hospital as a Medical Surgical nurse, as well as a nurse in their Emergency Department. She then worked at Northeast Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. In 2014, she started flying for Air Evac Life team in Kirksville, MO until this year when she completed her MSN degree.

“I am excited to become a member of the DCHC Medical Associates Clinic provider team,” expressed Megan Whisler, PNP. “It is an honor and privilege to care for the children and families of the community and to be welcomed as a part of the DCHC family.”

Megan will begin to see pediatric patients within the Davis County Medical Associates Clinic on September 9th. To schedule an appointment for your child with Megan Whisler, PNP, please call the Davis County Medical Associates clinic at 641-664-3832, or go online to the MyDCHC patient portal at


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Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide During National Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Davis County Hospital & Clinics’ Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy and teletherapy program designed to meet the unique needs of senior adults living with symptoms of age-related depression or anxiety, dealing with difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one.

Rhonda Roberts, Program Director for DCHC Senior Life Solutions said, “It is important to reach people early. We know it can be difficult to ask for help, but by educating our community we hope we can show people that it is okay to reach out and ask for help for themselves or a loved one.”

According to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide and they are important to be aware of.

Several risk factors may include:

  •  A preexisting mental disorder
  • Alcohol or substance use disorder
  • Impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies
  • Major physical illness
  • Job or financial loss
  • Loss of relationship(s)
  • Access to lethal means
  • Lack of social support and sense of isolation

Roberts stated “The stigma associated with asking for help and a lack of healthcare, especially mental health and substance abuse treatment can also pose as risk factors to an individual. We work to lessen the stigma and increase access to behavioral healthcare.”

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline also states that knowing these warning signs may help determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

For more information, or if an older loved one is in need of help, call Davis County Hospital & Clinics’ Senior Life Solutions program at 641-664-3851.

Founded in 2003, Senior Life Solutions is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), a leading behavioral healthcare management company. Focused on addressing the needs of rural and underserved communities, PMC manages inpatient behavioral health units, intensive outpatient programs, and telehealth services in more than 25 states. The company’s services provide evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other behavioral health problems. For more information, visit