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Welcome to

Women's Care Associates

Easton Court

280 East 90 Drive

Merrillville, Indiana


We are proud to offer a unique blend of expertise and patient-centered care for women in all stages of life and health. 
Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Preconception Care

Have you been struggling with becoming pregnant? If you have not conceived in a year of timed intercourse surrounding ovulation, call to make an appointment. Evaluation of your hormone levels, ovarian function, uterus, and fallopian tubes needs to be done assuming your partner has a normal semen analysis. You may need medicine or injections to stimulate the ovaries.  Let us help you with your conception journey.

 If you have had multiple miscarriages, an investigative work up may help prevent the next lost conception.

 We invite you to come to the office for preconception care and do a carrier screen for the most common genes causing serious birth defects and miscarriages. Get your medical problems treated with medicine appropriate for pregnancy.

 If you are planning a pregnancy, let us help you get healthy. Be on the right medicines and vitamins before conception.

We ensure your pregnancy is off to a great start with pregnancy blood work and ultrasounds in the first trimester. We will refer you to a trusted physician for the remainder of your pregnancy journey at week 12. Many offices will not see a new OB patient until later than the 12th week of gestation due to the miscarriages before then.



We offer services for females of all ages. Most women see us annually and we serve as the primary care physican for our patients. Depending on your stage of life, you may see us for preconception services, annual exams and wellness services, vaccines, contraception, family planning, or infertility services. We offer primary care services  and fit you in emergently when you are ill.

We want you to be healthy prior to pregnancy and will change medications and control medical problems preconceptionlly.  We also offer medically supervised weight loss.


We are experts in the management of abnormal Pap smears, abnormal bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain.  We have a special interest and training in minimally invasive surgery, pelvic floor prolapse, incontinence and vaginal surgery.


.Genital plastic surgery is offered including labioplasty and vaginoplasty.

State of the Art


Evidenced Based care from a female American trained

 Board Certified Physician



One third of your life is spent in the menopause. We offer evidence based hormonal replacement,  We manage pelvic floor relaxation with surgery as well as with pessaries and pelvic floor biofeedback. We diagose and treat incontinence, offering both medical treatment as well as slings and other continence services. We do cystometograms in the office.

Your  breast and bone health is just as important as your gynecologic health.
We give appropriate referrals and diagnose/manage breast disease as well as oseteoporosis.  

In Office Services :
Medically Supervised Weight Loss using phentermine, Contrave, Belviq, Qsymnia, 
Primary Care: treatment  of
common medical problems as
high cholesterol, thyroid disease, hypertension, diabetes
In Office Surgery:  
Uterine Ablation
LETZ  Biopies
Essure Contraceptive Implant
Drainage of Abscess
Excision of skin lesions 
Antenatal testing:
Biophysical profiles
Contraceptive Implants:
IUD Services:


Board certified OB GYN, Dr Mary  Vanko, trained at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Vanko's extensive training in high risk pregnancy helps ensure healthy outcomes for both mother and baby.
Her training allows her to deliver twins vaginally and limit unneccessary Cesarean sections by vaginal breach extraction of a second twin.
Her special expertise in vaginal surgery allows for vaginal hysterectomy, pelvic floor prolapse repair, placement of transvaginal urinary slings, and minimally invasive hysteroscopic and laproscopic gynecologic surgery.  

Easton Court
Professional Building

280 East 90th Drive

Second floor, West side



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