Dr. Mary Vanko

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Merrillville, IN
33 years experience female

Locations

Mary Vanko MD

Merrillville

Address

280 East 90th Drive, Easton Court, Merrillville
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

2197697689

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Humana

Medicare

MultiPlan

Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)

Railroad Medicare

UniCare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr Mary Vanko is a board certified OB/GYN who trained at the University of Illinois College of medicine and did a residency at University of Illinois Hospital. Prior to medical school, Dr Vanko taught for the Chicago Public Schools for ten years. With over 25 years experience, she is interested in many clinical areas including preventive health, high risk ob, contraception, minimally invasive surgery, vaginal surgery, and urogynecology. She is an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at Indiana University. She lives with a pager on , is accessible 24/7 and does her own deliveries. She is active in many local and national organizations to improve the health of women As a married mother of three, she understands the specialty. She is in private practice at Women's Care Associates.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

711 Answers
300 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Post LEEP Sex: Please do your follow up visit in the office with the surgeon who did the procedure. Your post procedure visit is imprtant and you'll be checked to ma ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroid uterus: Do not worry. The ultrasound shows a benign uterine fibroid.. Enjoy your sons. Congrats!
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anxiety and Panic: OB GYNs deal with anxiety, depression and panic all the time. Meds and counseling will help.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vanko is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vanko is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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May 24, 2012
Fast and accurate response
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center

Residency

Cabrini Medical Center

Awards

PATIENT CHOICE, PATIENT CHOICE
CHIEF RESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
JAMES SCHOLAR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Medical Association
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