Horizon Health Welcomes Dr. Maria Horvat, Gynecologist

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After a brief absence from east-central Illinois, Dr. Maria Horvat is excited to be back in the area providing comprehensive women’s health services.

Dr. Horvat, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, joined Horizon Health February 4 as a full-time provider in the Paris Clinic.

“I’m thrilled to get back to my roots and look forward to making a positive impact on women’s health,” she said. “This area has a lot of good people. There is definitely a need here and it’s a good feeling to be where you’re needed.”

Dr. Horvat offers a full-scope of women’s services from wellness exams to complex surgical procedures for patients of all ages. Her services include contraception management, D & C of the uterus, laparoscopic tubal ligation, minimally invasive hysterectomy, and fertility testing.

“I like to make a positive difference one patient at a time,” she said. “That’s what my practice is all about. No problem is too big or too small. We’ll take care of it.”

Dr. Horvat has 30 years of experience. She operated a successful private practice in Charleston, Ill., for 18 and-a-half years. For the past five years she provided full-range OB/GYN services at two hospitals in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Susan Arp, family nurse practitioner, will provide additional support for Dr. Horvat’s practice. Susan joined Horizon Health in 1996 and has a diverse background that includes nursing home care, family medicine, women’s health, and urgent care (EZ Care walk-in clinic).

“Susan is as dedicated as I am to women’s health,” Dr. Horvat added. “I’ve known her since our training days in Chicago and through mission trips to Guatemala.”

Dr. Horvat’s practice will add to the extensive women’s health services currently available at Horizon Health. Arturo Menchaca, MD, specializes in urogynecology, which combines gynecology and women’s urology. He provides minimally invasive gynecological surgery for dropped pelvic organs, treatments for incontinence, and more.

Dr. Horvat earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Horvat was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Her agricultural roots stem from her parents who were horticulturists and farmers.

Dr. Horvat has four children, all of whom were raised in the Coles/Champaign County area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching live theater, traveling, gardening, hiking, and fishing. She also has a love for horses.

For an appointment, call (217) 466-4475.