Dr. Peterson was raised in Osage, Iowa. After completing her residency, she returned to her hometown to practice at Mitchell County Regional Health Center.

“I chose to pursue family medicine because I love the variety it provides. I take a special interest in diabetes care, prenatal care, pediatric care, women’s health care, and osteopathic manipulation and no other specialty provides such an opportunity with such a variety of ages and types of medicine. I also enjoy being able to provide compassionate and quality care to people of all ages in a family setting.”

“I practice medicine with a focus on listening to patients. Healthcare should be truly patient centered and that starts with listening to patient’s as they advocate for themselves. I strive to treat patients like I would want someone to treat my own family members.”

Certifications & Education

Medical Degree

  • Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa


  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines


  • Board Certified

Megan Peterson, DO

Hear From Our Patients

Dr. Megan Peterson is awesome! She grew up in Osage and plans to stay in Osage. It’s great to know that someone will care for me when I am old.

MCRHC Patient

Excellent Care!

MCRHC Patient

No improvement needed.

MCRHC Patient


MCRHC Patient

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.